Arcadis strengthens digital offering for global infrastructure projects
The aim is to combine the traditional design and consultancy services from Arcadis with the intelligent asset management knowledge of EAMS Group.
The news follows the addition of software and data analytics firm SEAMS in January 2018, the launch of the Arcadis Digital Innovation Hub and the City of 2030 innovation accelerator.
Founded in 2006, EAMS Group creates digitally-enabled asset and safety management frameworks and industry solutions for sectors including rail, transportation, airports/aviation and infrastructure.
Arcadis said the additional company will strengthen its ability “to help organisations optimise and improve reliability, performance, efficiency and safety across the asset lifecycle”.
The consultancy is involved in multiple water infrastructure projects globally, including leading the design on the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Project in Santa Monica.
The move also signifies growth in the digital solutions market and interest from global companies using the acquisition route to build out their portfolios.
Suez recently completed a full integration of hydraulic network optimisation company Optimatics as part of an ambition to build out its network of digital solutions.
Stephan Ritter, group executive of innovation and transformation at Arcadis, said: "Over one year ago, we expressed our ambition to become a digital frontrunner and an innovation leader in our industry by launching a far reaching digital and innovation strategy. And we live up to our promises. The acquisition of EAMS Group proves our commitment to our cause - to improve quality of life today and in the decades to come."
Andrew Evans, CEO of EAMS Group, added: “Having a global footprint enables us to provide our award-winning Industry EAM Solutions and products to a wider audience to assist them on their transformational journey.”
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