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Aggreko plc history, profile and corporate video

Aggreko plc (Aggreko) provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time. The Company operates in two segments: Local business and International Power Projects. In its Local business, the Company hires its equipment to customers who then operate it for themselves. The Company maintains and services the hired equipments. In its International Power Projects business, the Company operates as a power producer. Aggreko installs and operates power plants, and its customers pay for generating capacity available and also the electricity delivered to them. As of December 31, 2011, the Company served customers in about 100 countries and conducted its business from 165 service centres and offices, located in 39 countries. On March 31, 2011, it acquired the business and assets of N.Z. Generator Hire Limited. On April 16, 2012, it acquired Companhia Brasileira de Locacoes.”

“Aggreko history

Aggreko was founded in 1962 in the Netherlands. Over the last 50 years the company has gone from strength to strength, to where it is today with a presence in over 45 countries and employing more than 6,000 people.

Milestones in our history

  • 1962 Founded in the Netherlands
  • 1973 UK business established in Scotland
  • 1984 Became a wholly-owned subsidiary of publicly traded Salvesen Group
  • 1986 Entered US market through acquisition of Electric Rental Systems Inc.
  • 1987 Entered the temperature control rental business through the acquisition of Mobile Air and Pierce Industrial in the US
  • 1989 Entry into the Asia Pacific region with acquisition of Yeow Kong Electrical Company in Singapore
  • 1990 Opened first permanent facility in Middle East
  • 1997 De-merged from the Salvesen Group to become a separately quoted plc on the London Stock Exchange
  • 2002 Official Temporary Power Generation and Distribution Services Supplier for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games
  • 2004 Established national and regional customer service centres for the US, UK, South and Central Europe
  • 2005 Major contract in Uganda to supply 50 MW of power
  • 2006 Major contract in Kenya to supply 100 MW of power
  • 2006 Acquire GE Energy Rentals
  • 2007 100 MW contract in Yemen
  • 2007 Opening depot locations in Shanghai (China), Edmonton (Canada), Padova (Italy)
  • 2008 Acquisition of Power Plus Rentals Ltd, Canada
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
  • 2009 Acquisition of Cummins, India
  • 2009 US Presidential Debates and Inauguration Ceremony
  • 2009 Depot openings in Pune (India), Dalian (China), Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • 2009 115 MW contract in Sultanate of Oman
  • 2010 100 MW support power to Panamanian National Grid
  • 2010 90 MW of power and temperature control at the Vancouver Winter Olympics
  • 2010 200 MW Utility Support Power, Bangladesh
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa
  • 2011 Acquisition of N. Z. Generator Hire Limited, New Zealand & Pacific Islands
  • 2012 Open Service Centre in Fuji
  • 2012 Acquire Poit Energia in Brazil for GBP 140 million
  • 2012 Open Service Centre in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2012 107.5 MW power project in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique
  • 2012 Provide over 600 generators to the 2012 London Olympics
  • 2012 Open Service Centre in Walvis Bay, Namibia
  • 2012 Open Service Centre in Foshan, China
  • 2013 Cross-Border Power for Mozambique and Namibia.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Aggreko.com

**Video published on YouTube by “AggrekoWorldwide