According to Ed Santamaria, President, and CEO of Normet: “With this acquisition, we welcome the prestigious Aliva brand and employees to Normet. We look forward to working together in bringing more comprehensive solutions and services to our combined customer base and strengthening our presence in Central Europe.”
“With Normet Group, Sika has found the right strategic owner for the Aliva Equipment business. Normet is specialized in underground construction and will expand investments in the long-term development of the Aliva business, its people, products, and technologies. Being a part of the core business of a global company will open up new opportunities for the strategic development of Aliva and its employees. Customers can continue to rely on the availability of high-quality equipment and support in the future,” states Ivo Schädler, Regional Manager, EMEA of Sika Group.
As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of equipment and accessories for the application of sprayed concrete, Aliva Equipment was founded in 1946 and transferred to the ownership of Sika AG in 1989. Along with the classic underground construction, Aliva machines are also used in special civil engineering, on tunnel boring machines, and for the application of refractory material in the steel industry. Aliva Equipment’s main operations are in Widen, Switzerland with operations also in Lüdinghausen, Germany, and have 50 employees.
Aliva Equipment is going to be acquired as an asset deal and it is due to continue to operate beneath its Aliva brand name from its current locations. The parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details related to the transaction.