Berger Group Holdings Inc acquires APIA XXI

Design centre of excellence will aid firm's Middle East operations

Thomas Topolski, senior vice president, Louis Berger (Middle East)
Thomas Topolski, senior vice president, Louis Berger (Middle East)

Engineering firm Berger Group Holdings, Inc., has added a design centre of excellence for its international operations, including those in the Middle East, with the acquisition of APIA XXI, based in Santander, Spain.

“The acquisition of the APIA XXI adds capabilities that complement our existing client needs and enhance our global services and portfolio,” said Berger Group Holdings CEO Nicholas Masucci about the company’s third acquisition during the past year. “APIA XXI has built a reputation for its highly-regarded design and technology services on complex infrastructure projects, especially with clients and industry partners in Spain and Latin America.”

With approximately 400 employees and more than 25 years of experience, APIA XXI is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering and management firm that designs global solutions within the main engineering and architectural fields: infrastructures, hydraulic works, town and city planning, environment, building, industry and energy, management and new technologies.

APIA XXI has a network of branches established in four geographical focal points strategically distributed around the world: Spain, Latin America, North America (México and USA) and Middle East; and has developed projects in more than 25 countries.

Through this acquisition, APIA XXI will operate as a design centre of excellence under the Berger Group’s international operating company, Louis Berger International.

“APIA’s high-end and value-focused design services provide added depth to our growing international engineering portfolio and enhance our delivery of complex infrastructure and energy projects to our global customers,” added Jim Stamatis, president of Louis Berger International.

“After working with the Berger Group for several years, we are extremely excited to become a part of Berger’s global brand,” said Marcos J. Pantaleón Prieto, founding principal at APIA. “The Berger Group’s customer-focused delivery along with their vision and values align with those established at APIA, resulting in a seamless match both in strategic growth priorities and in cultural alignment.”


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