Combined Technical Solutions are very pleased to share the news that Apleona UK has acquired a majority share in CTS

CTS are very pleased to share the news that Apleona UK has acquired a majority share in Combined Technical Solutions. CTS Management retain a significant shareholding and are looking forward to bringing our technical expertise under the Apleona UK Banner.

Apleona, a European market leader in integrated facility management headquartered in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main, acquired Combined Technical Solutions Limited (CTS) in September. The closing date was September 30, 2022.

CTS was established in 1999 and has over 180 employees. The company provides a complete range of M&E services to a series of flagship and Tier 1 corporate buildings in London and Manchester. Its client portfolio includes blue-chip financial and legal services firms, as well as iconic London buildings.

Apleona UK, which employs over 1,060 staff, is an established IFM service provider, with clients in both public and private sector organisations including Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Insurance and Finance, Commercial offices, Professional Services and Educational Institutions. The acquisition of CTS will further enhance the company’s technical self-delivery capability and strengthen their footprint in the UK FM Marketplace.
Commenting on the acquisition, Bryan McLaggan, Director of CTS said: “We are excited to bring the CTS brand under the Apleona UK banner. This acquisition offers both companies potential to explore new opportunities in all the sectors we serve. Apleona UK’s investment, combined with their strong track record, will bolster our core offering and further defines our footprint in the workplace and facilities industry.”

Apleona CEO Dr. Jochen Keysberg comments: “After Siemens SGS in Austria and FM Solutions in Poland, the successful majority acquisition of CTS in the UK within a few months represents another attractive bolt-on acquisition that will be important for our overall growth and represents an ideal addition to our respective national company in terms of both regional coverage and the service portfolio. In addition to our strong organic growth with new and existing customers and our offers for active support with ESG strategies and for energy savings in existing buildings, these acquisitions will help us continue to support the Apleona Group’s dynamic development.”

James Thoden van Velzen, CEO of Apleona Northern Europe, adds: “We are delighted to welcome the CTS team and Clients to Apleona UK. This represents a milestone in the growth of our business and marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for Apleona UK. Together with our existing relationships, this acquisition will enable us to further enhance our expertise in Technical FM, whilst expanding our Client portfolio across London and parts of the UK.”

The parties have agreed not to disclose the financial details.

For more information on Apleona and our services please go to: Apleona UK - Facilities Management Specialists

CTS MD. Bryan McLaggan launches a white paper on Ex-forces personnel in FM

Re-entering civilian life can be intimidating. Despite in-depth training and a culture that instills meticulous preparation, the move can still present challenges for even the most experienced veterans. This is one reason why CTS has commissioned a report that explores the military-civilian life transition.

Read the White Paper here

CTS announce Contract Award

Combined Technical Solutions are delighted to announce the Contract Award for the provision of repairs and maintenance services for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at 100 Bishopsgate.

Freshfields will be occupying 13 floors of the 36-storey office development in the heart of the City of London.

We understand the importance of not only completing a seamless move into the new building for Freshfields but a continuing superior standard of service encompassing flexibility, ownership and collaboration.

CTS look forward to welcoming all new team members to our business and providing together, a superior service. Not only across our service lines, but with the entire Freshfields supply chain to deliver substantial benefits and advantages to all partners.

CTS Apprentice announcement

Managing Director Bryan McLaggan welcomes on board two further apprentices, a very warm welcome to Xiu Yao and Paulo Martins, who join the CTS apprenticeship program studying building services.

Judo Club receives support from CTS

Judo Club receives support from CTS

CTS extends CSR programme with sponsorship of Addington Judo Club

Monday 7th January 2019

CTS has chosen to focus its CSR efforts on sponsoring causes close to the hearts of customers and staff in 2019. It is proud to start the year announcing its support of Addington Judo Club. The club has been run by CTS Engineer, Gareth Merredew and his father for more than  20 years and has recently struggled for funding. In order to stay open, the club was in desperate need of new judo mats so Gareth approached CTS to see if the business could help.

CTS completed the purchase of the judo mats to ensure that the club could continue to operate and stay open for the children who use the facility.

Gareth Merredew comments, “Addington Judo Club would like to thank CTS for their generous donation toward our mat fund, with this we will be able to continue the clubs good work that has been at the heart of a tough and economically challenged community since 1954.”

CTS sponsors local under 7’s football team

CTS sponsors community football team

CTS is proud to sponsor the Billericay Colts, under 7’s for the upcoming season

Monday 17th December 2018

CTS manager, Nick Tedder, has recently undertaken his FA training badge and has set up a local under 7’s football team and CTS is proud to sponsoring the team for the upcoming season.

Formed this summer, the Billericay Colts has entered into the Echo Cedar Division. Consisting of seven players (six boys and one girl) aged between 6-7 years old, the team has a good mixture of footballing ability but more importantly the children share the same attitude towards football… they simply love playing it!

Nick comments: “It is my absolute pleasure coaching this team and I look forward to assisting in the development of these kids for the years to come. Given the attitude shown so far, I expect big things.

“It’s great to be able to kick off the season with a new kit and I’m extremely proud to have CTS’ support and that it is my employer that sponsoring the team.”