Strukton Rail acquires Eltel’s rail operations in Denmark

Photo: Nakcrub
Photo: Nakcrub

Strukton Rail has acquired the Danish rail operations of Eltel, strengthening its overhead line and track maintenance divisions.

The transaction, which was completed at the end of January, includes maintenance contracts for Sund & Bælt, railway maintenance equipment and 26 former Eltel employees.

Eltel made the strategic decision in February, 2017, to focus on its core businesses in power and communications within the Nordics, Poland and Germany markets.

Rail operations were classified as non-core and the process of divesting them began.

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The divestment process for Eltel’s rail operations in Finland, Sweden and Norway is still ongoing.

Strukton Rail’s CEO in Denmark, Jens Christian Jensen, said: “The acquisition means that Strukton Rail Denmark has acquired a new ‘competence-leg’ in the overhead line, while strengthening our expertise in signalling and track.

“The maintenance contract for Sund & Bælt will also play a significant role in our continued development of railway maintenance and asset management.

“Here we have skills that will be important in our continued work on developing strategies and technology that can optimise rail maintenance ”

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