Lisbon, February 2022 – Pini Group has acquired 100% of JLCM’s shares, a renowned Lisbon based practice operating in the civil engineering sector since the fifties. JCLM's expertise is notable for the design of major infrastructures, specifically, structures and viaducts.
With this acquisition PINI Group continue to consolidate and develop its presence in the global market, ensuring local presence in close proximity to its projects and partners.
The successful collaboration between Pini Group and JLCM, on an international and national scale and to include the development of preliminary studies for the extension of the Lisbon Metro's Red line, demonstrates the potential synergies between the two businesses.
JLCM's Portuguese engineering excellence, known worldwide for the design of complex infrastructure, perfectly complements the multidisciplinary nature of the Pini Group, a European leader in the design of infrastructure – in particular underground.
JLCM will be offering an increasingly digital and multidisciplinary service, meanwhile the merge will afford access to new markets and to the development of new skills.
This alliance will allow the Group to mark its presence in the Iberian peninsula and provides a strategic link to the Group new markets in Latin America and Africa.
"The acquisition of an established player and a respected point of reference in the industry, such as JLCM, allows us to expand our expertise, to augment our portfolio and to link Europe to South America – affirms Andrea Galli, Pini Group’s CEO – This operation adds a key piece to our holistic and multicultural approach to enterprise. The open mind required while operating within multiple international settings is reinforced by the awareness of local know-how".
Amongst many of JLCM’s projects: several major viaducts in Portugal, including the Marao viaducts 1, 3 and 12; several projects around the world, such as the Bay La Sun Bridge and the Sea Court Bridge in Saudi Arabia; the Friendship Bridge in Macao and the Guadiana Bridge in Spain. Also in Portugal the Terminal XXI in the Port of Sines and the Jose Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon. The company is also active in Peru, Senegal, Algeria, Nigeria, Italy, the United States, China, Switzerland and France.
“We are glad that a prestigious firm such as Pini Group has chosen to invest in our market and in our skills – declares Luis Cancio Martins, owner and director of JLCM – We are certain of the tremendous talent that will be brought by the union of two well-established companies as well as the strong competitiveness we can bring to the global engineering sector".