Lakers Group is a leading North European aftermarket service, project and specialist product provider of water and wastewater pumps, which serve as key components for transportation of water in the water infrastructure. Lakers Group consists of 25 cohesive companies in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany and the United Kingdom. The oldest company in Lakers Group was founded in 1937. Lakers Group has an attractive business model with a high degree of specialisation, 95% repeating revenue from a diversified base of over 40,000 customers and strong cash flow generation driven by limited investment needs in combination with solid profitability.
The overall service market for water and wastewater infrastructure is growing rapidly with megatrends such as aging water infrastructure, more extreme and changing weather conditions, urbanisation and favourable regulatory changes. The Lakers Group's addressable market size is estimated at approximately NOK 25 billion and is expected to grow by 4-5% per year.
Lakers Group has over 400 employees and is headquartered in Oslo.
Companies within the Lakers Group
FinlandA&J Pump Service Lakers Oy
NorwayNorsk Pumpeservice AS
SwedenGävle Tryckkärl Och Vatten
United KingdomPumps Supplies Ltd, South West England
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