Planon acquires Swiss CAFM consultancy firm AIA
5 July 2022 – Planon today announced the completion of its acquisition of AIA, based in Zürich, Switzerland. AIA specialises in the implementation of CAFM/IWMS systems and has been a long-term, valued implementation partner and reseller of Planon. The integration of AIA into Planon will further strengthen its service and implementation capabilities and allow for additional growth opportunities.
Pierre Guelen, founder and CEO of the Planon Group comments, ‘For many years now, we have been working with the talented team at AIA. This acquisition is a logical step in taking our collaboration to the next level. We strongly believe that further alignment with and integration of AIA’s consultancy services into Planon’s Smart Building Management software offering will benefit our clients in Switzerland through optimised service levels and easy access to knowledge.’
Ludwig Raffler, CEO of AIA adds, ‘We are very pleased to join the Planon Group. It is a testament to the excellent cooperation between the two companies and of AIA’s expertise in supporting organisations in the optimisation of their real estate portfolio and facility management processes. Being part of the larger Planon organisation will allow us to further focus on bringing added value to our clients, providing them with first-rate consulting and solutions to maintain their infrastructure, reduce costs, use workplaces efficiently and develop their real estate sustainably.’
The AIA team will be fully integrated into the Planon Central Europe organisation under the leadership of Stephan Mau, Managing Director of Planon subsidiaries in Central Europe.