SYSTRA acquires TECTRAN
12 August 2015

SYSTRA acquires TECTRAN

Through the acquisition of TECTRAN, a Brazilian consultancy and engineering company, SYSTRA is reinforcing its positioning on the Brazilian market and enhancing its ability to tackle Brazil’s major public transport challenges.

Founded in 1990 and based in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais state, TECTRAN employs 80 professionals. With a presence in transport infrastructures engineering (metro, rail and road), the company is active in urban planning and logistics studies. The company has over 250 references to its name in CREA, Brazil’s engineering register.

“The company ranks among the top five consulting companies in Brazil.”

Colas Martinet, Latin America Regional Director

According to SYSTRA CEO Pierre Verzat, "This acquisition reinforces SYSTRA’s presence in a country with considerable transport infrastructure needs. From our role as a benchmark in engineering services, we are able to anticipate the recovery of Brazil’s economy, which we expect to occur in the coming years, accompanied by growing transport needs for a young and dynamic population."

Latin America Regional Director Colas Martinet adds: "We have worked with TECTRAN since 2013 through our subsidiary in Brazil on passenger rail projects in the Belo Horizonte region. The company ranks among the top five consulting companies in Brazil and its expertise is recognized by major private concession operators and civil engineering groups, as well as withmajor public bodies. Our clients in Brazil will now have access to a more comprehensive value proposition."

“We were very receptive to the culture of mutual respect and the human approach of SYSTRA’s integration strategy.”

Silvestre Puty Filho, co-founder of TECTRAN

In the words of TECTRAN co-founder Eduardo Coelho, "SYSTRA represents an excellent opportunity for our employees on both the technical and professional levels. Besides improving our performance on our current projects, we will be able to enhance our development in activities where SYSTRA has set the benchmark. By reinforcing our capacities, we will be better positioned to respond to Brazilians’ daily public transport needs, particularly in metro and rail." Eduardo Coelho will continue steering the company’s commercial development.

Silvestre Puty Filho, the company’s other co-founder, added these comments after the signing: "We were very receptive to the culture of mutual respect and the human approach of SYSTRA’s integration strategy. The post-acquisition organizational structure is a balance between new faces from SYSTRA and TECTRAN’s expertise as well as knowledge of the Brazilian market."

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