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|TÜV SÜD acquires British Wallace Whittle Holdings Ltd.|
Munich / London. TÜV SÜD has acquired the British Wallace Whittle Holdings Ltd., a leading British building services engineering and sustainability consultancy. The acquisition supports TÜV SÜD's continued focus on sustainability and energy efficiency. Wallace Whittle employs 135 experienced and technically qualified staff at offices in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Ireland, and Abu Dhabi.
Founded on a successful track record spanning over 40 years, Wallace Whittle has built up a wealth of experience and expertise in state-of-the-art and cost-effective building services, as well as renewable and low-carbon energy strategies. "The extensive knowledge of all aspects of sustainable design, energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction, and water conservation, complements TÜV SÜD's existing expertise in renewable energy technologies," said Karsten Xander, member of the Board of TÜV SÜD AG. The transaction also expands TÜV SÜD Real Estate Division's geographical reach to both the United Kingdom and the Middle East, creating the opportunity for further development in these markets.
Wallace Whittle offers mechanical, electrical, and air conditioning consultancy services to the construction industry including retail, health, data center, education, and commercial sectors, and is fully qualified in all aspects of BREEAM and LEED Certification. "The acquisition widens our product offering and extends our client base," said Michael Valente, Managing Director of TÜV SÜD in the UK. "In particular, Wallace Whittle has in-depth expertise of modeling energy performance of buildings and provides clients with effective and integrated solutions to comply with the challenges of the low-carbon economy. We are happy to welcome our new colleagues to the TÜV SÜD Group."
"We are delighted to be part of the TÜV SÜD Group," said Brian Mayberry, Managing Director of Wallace Whittle. "Its excellent reputation and international reach will allow us to expand our activities at a faster rate than if we remained as an independent business. We see great opportunities in expanding our business internationally through the TÜV SÜD network."
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