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Dessau buys large Colombia company

Dessau of Montreal has expanded into Latin America by acquiring a large engineering company in Bogota, Colombia. The acquired company, Compania de Estudios e Interventorias Ltda. (CEI), is one of Colombia's top 10 engineering firms, with 350...

May 2, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Dessau of Montreal has expanded into Latin America by acquiring a large engineering company in Bogota, Colombia. The acquired company, Compania de Estudios e Interventorias Ltda. (CEI), is one of Colombia’s top 10 engineering firms, with 350 employees. They specialize in transportation, energy and the oil and gas sectors, as well as doing water management and urban development.

Dessau has been active in Latin America for more than 15 years and now has a total of 800 employees there. It started with an office in Peru, and has since added permanent offices in Chile, Costa Rica and Colombia.

Mr. Hermann Montenegro, General Manager of CEI, said: “This collaboration will help ensure the company’s future while broadening the scope of our business throughout the country and internationally. We are pleased to join forces with Dessau which, like us, is backed by more than 50 years of excellence and a strong reputation in South America.”

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