Aker Solutions Renames Newly Acquired Company
Earlier this year, Wirth became a fully controlled subsidiary of Aker Solutions, a Norwegian owned company. Today, Wirth Maschinen-und Bohrgeräte-Fabrik GmbH changes its name to Aker Wirth GmbH, reflecting the change of ownership and the successful integration into Aker Solutions that has taken place since the acquisition.
"Our acquisition of Wirth complements and expands our customer offering. Aker Solutions is now one of only two suppliers in the world of complete drilling packages. In addition, the acquisition of Wirth's mining and construction expertise strengthens our presence in the process and construction markets," said Per Harld Kongelf, executive vice president of Aker Solutions. "Furthermore, we are happy, that Christoph Kleuters has accepted to continue in his position as Chief Executive Officer."
For more than two decades Wirth has been successfully collaborating with Aker Solutions on drilling packages. By formalising this connection through acquisition, the goal is to strengthen the existing collaboration and expand it to all of Aker Solutions drilling activities globally. The collaboration will also be extended to Wirth's mining and construction division to the benefit of Aker Solutions' process and construction activities.
"We share a passion for technology and have been collaborating for over two decades on successful drilling projects," said Christoph Kleuters, CEO of Aker Wirth. "Our transition to Aker Wirth reinforces our commitment to our customers and employees and strengthens our position in the global market."
Value in the Name
"The Wirth name is a valuable asset and will live on in the legal entity name and product names of the company," said Per Harald Kongelf.
As of today, building signage, machine labelling, corporate brochures and marketing materials now all reflect the name change and new look and feel of Aker Wirth.