Apleona invests in specialists in fire protection systems

  • Majority stake in Erge Deutsche Brandschutz, a specialized provider of installation and maintenance services for fire protection systems
  • Business to be expanded throughout Germany – High synergies with building technology and FM business

Apleona, a leading European integrated facility management provider based in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main, acquired Erge Deutsche Brandschutz GmbH (Erge Deutsche Brandschutz) on January 2, 2024. The company strengthens Apleona Wolfferts’ building technology Group division and adds fire protection systems such as fire extinguishing systems to its portfolio.

Erge Deutsche Brandschutz, based in Berlin, is a specialized provider of installation and maintenance services for fire protection systems (such as sprinkler and extinguishing water systems). Its customers include various commercial and industrial clients from the aviation, automotive, logistics, shopping center and hotel sectors. The regional focus of business activities has so far been Berlin and eastern Germany. The company employs around 40 people, mainly engineers, site managers and technicians specializing in fire protection for buildings.

Apleona CEO Dr. Jochen Keysberg comments on the investment, “With the strategic investment in Erge Deutsche Brandschutz, we are supplementing Apleona Wolfferts’ range of services and gaining access to the interesting fire protection market in Germany, which we will gradually expand nationwide. We will also make use of Erge Deutsche Brandschutz’s technical expertise in the maintenance and servicing of operationally sensitive fire protection systems in order to achieve synergies in our FM business.”

Apleona Wolfferts CEO Horst Kever adds, “Erge Deutsche Brandschutz is an excellent addition to the broad range of services offered by the Apleona Wolfferts Group. The new employees are specialists in their field and have written an impressive growth story in recent years. Together with the Apleona Wolfferts Group’s 125 years of experience and expertise in other building technology trades, we can jointly offer our customers integrated solutions and allow Erge Deutsche Brandschutz to continue to expand geographically.”

The founder and Managing Director of Erge Deutsche Brandschutz GmbH, Murat Erge, says, “With its strong and diverse technical focus, Apleona’s investment is ideal for the further development and expansion of Erge Deutsche Brandschutz. Apleona Wolfferts has an excellent reputation among customers for the planning and installation of sophisticated building technology systems and offers Erge Deutsche Brandschutz the ideal framework conditions as a platform for further growth. There is also a lot of potential for collaboration with Apleona’s FM units, particularly with regard to the maintenance of fire protection systems.”