VINCI Energies, the VINCI subsidiary specializing in energy, and information and communication technology, has acquired AVT, the 19th of June. The company is specialized in industrial automation (from robotic integration projects over factory automation to custom made machinery), in heavy load handling and logistic solutions for internal transport (from free moveable platforms to automatic guided vehicles on wheel, rail or air cushions) and in industrial electrical works (including the design, installation and commissioning of medium and high voltage cubicles). The Group has headquarters in Essen near Antwerp, subsidiaries in Germany, China, France and The Netherlands and employs 65 employees.
“By executing projects for small local companies as well as for large worldwide multinationals, AVT Group has developed a very flexible way of working, literally tailor made according to the customer’s needs. The network structure of VINCI Energies will enable AVT to accelerate growth ambitions both in Belgium and abroad”, says Luc Van Thillo, who will further ensure the management of the Group, together with the other members of the management board Maarten Van Looveren, Jan Stevens and Paul Breugelmans.
“The acquisition of AVT is part of our growth strategy. We are always looking for synergies with our existing activities and this acquisition is therefore a perfect addition to the knowledge and expertise we have with Actemium in the Automation sector”, explains Marc Lemaire, Managing Director of VINCI Energies Belgium.
AVT will remain an autonomous company within the Industry & Software Solutions division of VINCI Energies Belgium.
“Our mission is to be a partner of our industrial customers in optimizing their production equipment and to guide them in the transformation towards Industry 4.0. Thanks to the complementary expertise and the innovative and creative solutions of AVT Group, we will now, even more than before, be able to be a unique partner for our customers, more specifically in the field of factory automation and logistics”, says Luc Clabout, Managing Director of the division Industry & Software Solutions of VINCI Energies Belgium.