Reinforcement for the Group

The engineering and planning firm Lange GmbH & Co. KG becomes a member of the Fichtner Group. Fichtner, one of the leading independent engineering and consulting companies in the fields of Energy, Renewable Energies & Environment, Water & Infrastructure as well as Consulting & IT, has acquired 100 percent of the Lange engineering and planning firm based in Moers. Effective 1 January 2023, Lange has therefore become part of the globally operating Fichtner Group.

With a good 70 employees, Lange is a renowned service provider in the fields of power and gas grid expansion, water conservation, landfills and mining, as well as urban and open space planning. Through the integration of Lange, the Fichtner Group is complementing its portfolio of services in these fields, which has thus far focused mainly on technical planning services and on control services for major projects, with Lange’s distinctive core competencies in the areas of environmental planning, permit engineering and permit management.

With this merger, both companies are responding to the challenges of a dynamically growing market. The Fichtner Group is thus sustainably strengthening its business activities particularly in all fields related to grid expansion in Germany and neighboring countries.
“With the addition of Lange, the Fichtner Group is able to provide almost all consulting and planning services from the initial routing study through to management and supervision of construction and commissioning of overhead lines, cable routes or pipelines, competently and from a single source”, says Dr. Andreas Weidler, CEO of the Fichtner Group. “That is something special in this business segment.”

Lange will remain an independent company within the Fichtner Group and will continue to be managed by the previous owners Wolfgang Kerstan and Gregor Stanislowski. “We are very pleased to become part of the Fichtner Group. This will ensure that our business divisions can continue to grow in the future in an innovative and international environment,” say Wolfgang Kerstan and Gregor Stanislowski. Roland Pröger, who heads the Linear Infrastructure division at Fichtner, has been appointed as an additional member of the executive board.

With Lange’s head office in Moers, the Fichtner Group is strengthening its presence in North Rhine-Westphalia, which so far includes office locations in Cologne, Essen and Aachen. The integration of Lange into the Fichtner Group makes both partners more visible to our clients, business partners and potential employees in the transformation of Germany’s energy industry structures into a modern, environmentally friendly and resilient system.