With the acquisition of QPS in Levanger, Pipelife has strengthened its market position within water and environmental engineering infrastructure.
They write the company in a press release on Monday.
QPS provides integrated pumping stations for water, sewage and sea water and offers complete solutions with up to 100 percent prefabrication with customer-specific design, engineering and assembly.
Pumping Stations The acquisition is in line with Pipelife’s strategic development to become a complete system supplier. Pipelife already provides a comprehensive range of innovative system solutions for sustainable and efficient transportation, water and energy protection. This is now being expanded with a full range of pumping stations.
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With the acquisition, Pipelife also obtains a new business opportunity with QPS Energy Solutions that uses seawater for heating and cooling. The technology is already in use in several places in the country and will be an important step in sustainable heating and cooling for buildings and industry. Norway has a long coastline with a continuous supply of energy, and a lot of industry.
– In a market with unpredictable electricity prices, we believe that many will make investments associated with the green transition, the press release reads.
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– In recent years, we have gone from a pipe manufacturer to a smart pipe system supplier. With the acquisition of QPS, we can now also provide complete pumping stations. QPS’ expertise in planning and design fits well with our strategy going forward, says Managing Director Sigmund Aandstad of Pipelife Norway in the press release, and continues:
– QPS has an exciting product range with a high degree of pre-fabrication. Pump stations are manufactured in a controlled environment in the workshop and require minimal on-site processing. Moving forward, we must streamline the way we build and install. Then prefabrication in a controlled environment is part of the solution. Here, QPS has come a long way and fostered a unique experience, says Aandstad.
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Master plumber Arvid Engløkk founded QPS in 2012. In his previous work as a plumber, he saw first-hand where shoe presses and the company became competitive in the market with their innovative solutions and high degree of pre-manufacturing.
– Our products have great potential both nationally and internationally. So we have looked for an industrial partner to drive the company forward. We are delighted to have ended up with Pipelife, and we are sure it will be the beginning of an exciting development building on the expertise found at both QPS and Pipelife, says Arvid Engløkk.
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