Bravida strengthens operations in Småland by acquiring OCM Vent

Bravida acquires OCM Vent AB, based in Gothenburg, with operations mainly in Växjö in the Swedish district of Småland. OCM operates within installation and service of HVAC systems. The company has 18 employees and a turnover of just above SEK 40 million.

– This acquisition marks our return on the HVAC market in Småland, but it will also further strengthen our HVAC operations in Gothenburg, says Anders Ahlquist, Division Manager, Bravida Division South.

The main part of OCM Vent’s operations is HVAC installation contracts, but there are also a great deal of service assignments. Among the customers are industries, retailers, private property owners and building companies.

– The firm has had a strong growth lately and we felt that the next step for continued development was to enter a larger organisation. We have built our operations on long-term customer relationships. To us, it was important to sell to a company that shares our values, says Ola Knutsson, CEO of OCM.

Åke Forsberg, Regional Manager for Bravida in Region Jönköping, is looking forward to supplementing Bravida’s offering in the area.

– Finally! We have been without HVAC operations in Småland for some years now, and it feels great to be able to offer the complete set again – electrics, heating and plumbing and HVAC. For us, this acquisition will be the hub of continued development of our HVAC offering in our region, says Åke Forsberg.

Bravida takes over the operations on 1 October 2016.

For further information, please contact:
Anders Ahlquist, Head of Division, Bravida Division South. Phone: +46 31-709 52 58
Ola Knutsson, CEO, OCM Vent. Phone: +46 768-314 100
Åke Forsberg, Regional Manager, Region Jönköping. Phone: +46 705-56 80 40
Anders Bådholm, Regional Manager, Region Göteborg. Phone: +46 31-709 52 26