Alpiq expands commitment in energy efficiency

Zurich – In the course of its strategy implementation, Alpiq continues to expand market leadership in the area of energy efficiency. IReL AG, a Basel-Country-based company, has been taken over in this context. IReL offers customised solutions for smart buildings in Northwestern and Central Switzerland.

Alpiq and customers will benefit equally from IReL’s expertise through this integration. The company offers customised solutions in the areas of building automation, measurement, control and management technology as well as installation inspection. IReL is headquartered in Liestal (BL), and has a subsidiary in Hünenberg (ZG). The company employs some 30 employees. Alpiq has taken over the company from Elektra Baselland (EBL). The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Existing IReL orders and maintenance contracts will be taken over in compliance with agreements. Existing guarantees and commitments will also be met.

With the acquisition of IReL, Alpiq establishes itself as one of the largest service provider in the area of building automation. In addition, Alpiq is strengthening its market presence in the Basel region, as well as in Central Switzerland, and reinforcing its position as leading energy service provider with innovative, full-service solutions. Alpiq sees energy efficiency in buildings as a growth area in the energy services sector, and already offers energy efficiency solutions at over 80 locations in Switzerland. As the market leader in Switzerland, Alpiq has been active in building technology since the nineties and has steadily expanded in this area. As a multi-tech provider, Alpiq can offer all services from one source. Marketing of full-service solutions ranges from consulting, to installation, and to building management. A Swiss-wide presence and multi-disciplinary know-how make Alpiq the ideal partner for projects of any scale – in all of Switzerland.