30 June 2016
WindowMaster once again ramps up its international activities with the acquisition of the installation company Focair in the attractive Swiss market.
The acquisition of Focair, which specializes in installation and service, strengthens WindowMaster in a strategically important market. Switzerland is renowned for a great willingness to choose quality and functional clean-tech solutions. The acquisition makes WindowMaster the clear leader and the only manufacturer of smoke ventilation and sustainable indoor environment solutions based on natural ventilation with an affiliate in Switzerland.
“Switzerland is an extremely important market for us and given that Focair has been a very strong partner for many years, it’s a logical acquisition for us. The company has a strong reputation and a size that now enables us to cover the entire country,” says CEO Erik Boyter.
Adding Focair to the local company, WindowMaster AG, creates a unique position in the market. The company will now be able to offer customers a complete solution, including a strong product platform and the ability to perform subcontracting work and provide high-quality service.
“We look forward to working with the former owners, who will continue to lead the company. Their knowledge and access to the market are vital to our mutual success. It is extremely exciting that our two companies are now joining forces,” says Erik Boyter.
Prioritizing environmental solutions
Construction quality is generally high in Switzerland and developers prioritize green solutions. WindowMaster manufactures natural ventilation solutions that deliver major energy consumption savings in buildings. The local sales affiliate, WindowMaster AG, has extensive experience in advising architects and engineers on solutions, but the high-tech nature of the products makes it even more important to have a qualified partner to perform the subsequent service.
“We achieve this with Focair, a company that stands for service and installation of the highest caliber. They give us more direct access to customers, which is important for increasing the reach of our solutions in the construction industry. Together we can offer the best of both worlds,” says Erik Boyter.
This acquisition, the second of 2016, is part of WindowMaster’s growth strategy, through which the company is transitioning from an engineering company into a commercial company with a strong customer and market focus.
WindowMaster acquires partner in Switzerland
You are in the login area of certified WindowMaster partners. Access to the information platform for our certified partners is personal. You must log in with a user name and password to get access the contents of the extranet.
For further information contact your WindowMaster contact.