The three companies have more than 100 employees. Total turnover in 2015 was approximately 230 million NOK with an operating profit of 40 million NOK. In 2016 sales is expected to exceed 300 million NOK.
Investor Terje Stykket, through the company Stykket Invest AS, and Rune Isachsen, through Rune Isachsen Holding AS has acquired a 51 percent stake in the rental companies. Existing owners Lasse Kjøsterud, Vibeke Fredriksen, Alfred Bakken, Ole Blakisrud and Tommy Jensen adds up to 49% of the ownership in the new holding company that will own the 3 rental companies.
All three companies have a good reputation and key market positions in machinery and equipment rental to the construction industry in Eastern part of Norway. The entrepreneurs are joining the further ownership to ensure continuity and the exploitation of synergies between the businesses.
«Together we will develop a highly competitive company that can deliver all the services in a growing rental market within construction. Combined we will gain a much more efficient utilization of our machinery and customers will get a more complete offer with regard to materials, service and geographic coverage, says entrepreneur behind Utleiesenteret AS in Drammen, Lasse Kjøsterud.