The acquired company, Tonisco, specialises in hot tapping and line stopping, a strategically important offer within Uniwater’s services within the area of service and maintenance of water infrastructure. Tonisco also sells products such as hot tapping equipment, valves, and squeeze off tools. The acquisition opens up opportunities for Uniwater to expand its operations in the Nordic Region and Central Europe.
Business Area Manager, Olof Nordin, describes the acquisition of Tonisco as part of the strategic investment to grow in the Nordic Region, and to offer niche, sustainable services of the highest quality. With Tonisco, Uniwater can increase its market share within a growing market segment.
“Hot tapping and line stopping services are undergoing strong growth in the water and water treatment industry. The acquisition positions us well in order to meet growing demands within the segment, and increase our presence on a wider international stage,” says Olof Nordin.
Uniwater’s subsidiary, Proco Services, already offers these services in Sweden and Norway. The acquisition of Tonisco means a geographical expansion of this offer to Finland and Germany. The companies will be part of Uniwater’s business area Uniwater Solutions.
Tonsico is a family business founded in 1969. The company has 27 employees and is based in Tampere. Tonisco has set up a branch in Germany with two employees and, in addition to Germany, the company has international partners for the sale of products and services in Canada, Switzerland, France, and beyond.
CEO of Tonisco Service, Jalmari Nisso, is looking forward to growing the business as part of the Uniwater group. “Shared values, expertise, and self-driven operators are the building blocks to a successful partnership with Uniwater. Operational synergies make us stronger and help us gain competitive advantage in the industry. Together, we can provide the optimal service, and serve our customers better than ever before,” says Jalmari Nisso.