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Bilfinger in North America
As an international engineering
and services group, Bilfinger has
been active in North America for
decades with a considerable
number of well-known and highly
reputable subsidiaries. In the last
few years, the company has been
steadily expanding its U.S.
business, increasing it to over
US$1 billion in 2013. "The United
States is a very interesting market,”
said Bilfinger CEO Roland Koch,
former Premier of the German
State of Hesse. “Bilfinger is
currently generating a major
part of its business in Germany
and Europe. We now want to
grow internationally again, and
our focus is on the U.S. and Asia
in particular.”
Bilfinger’s commitment to growth
in the U.S. was clearly demonstrated
when the company recently acquired
U.S. companies Westcon and
Johnson Screens. The acquisitions
more than doubled the company’s
workforce in North America and
considerably widened its spectrum
of activities in the industrial services
and water technologies sectors.
To boost this development, Bilfinger
has restructured its international
business operations and named
Dr. Boudewijn van Lent President
of Bilfinger in the U.S. “I will support
the Group’s strategy of organic and
acquisitional growth here and will
enhance its visibility as a major
player in the U.S. market,” said
van Lent, who formerly served in
executive positions in the U.S.,
Canada and Germany.
Services for the
Process Industry
Bilfinger is one of the world’s
leading providers of integrated
services for the process, energy and
other industries. Bilfinger Tepsco in
Houston, for example, is a full-
service general contractor serving
the energy and heavy process
industries in the U.S. The company
offers the full spectrum of civil,
mechanical, electrical, and instru-
mentation technology services
required for the construction,
operation and maintenance of
complex facilities and infrastructure.
The International Engineering and Services
Group is Expanding its U.S. Business
Bilfinger Makes it Work –
ilfinger combines the best of
two worlds: the ingenuity of
engineers with the passion and
customer orientation of service
providers. With 70,000 employees in
close to 50 countries around the world,
Bilfinger aspires to be the address of
choice when it comes to solving
complex tasks for clients in the
industrial, energy, real-estate and
infrastructure sectors.
High quality, technological compet-
ence and extensive experience are
the foundations of Bilfinger’s success.
At the same time, the company’s
activities are intrinsically linked to the
principle of sustainability: Bilfinger
pursues a lifecycle approach, seeking
to optimize the entire lifespan of its
customers’ properties.
German American Trade Mar/Apr 2014
Bilfinger designed and built the 13-kilometer (8-mile) Golden Ears Crossing in Vancouver, Canada.
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