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Modular space business – combining growth and stability

One of Cramo’s strategic initiatives is its modular space growth strategy. The development potential of this non-cyclical business is promising and provides both organic and inorganic growth opportunities. For our customers, we promise room for great days.

Cramo Adapteo, Cramo’s sub-brand since early 2014, encompasses the company’s high-quality modular space operations. We offer flexible solutions for a wide array of temporary space needs for both the public and private sector.

Our target position is to be a major international player in the modular space business in the Nordic and Central European markets. The modular space business provides both the organic and inorganic growth opportunities included in our growth strategy.

In the Nordic countries, we are continuing our path of strong organic growth. Central Europe is a key inorganic growth market for Cramo Adapteo. We are constantly seeking synergistic acquisition targets and keeping our eyes open to expansion into brand new markets.

Solutions with excellent user experiences

The Cramo Adapteo offering consists of solutions for cost-effective, functional and environmentally sound modular space for temporary, site-specific space needs. We operate in four segments: schools, daycares, office space and accommodation.

Our energy-efficient solutions have been designed for Nordic conditions and deliver a user experience comparable to that with permanent buildings.

Achievements 2015

  • Good results in operational improvement and cost control
  • Strengthened operations and market presence in Germany, which is now well integrated into Cramo’s business.
  • A new, energy-efficient modular space solution launched in most markets
  • Thorough preparatory work carried out in the promising accommodation segment
  • Strong, organic growth in the Nordic countries, with further strengthening of customer relationships and market presence

Priorities 2016

  • Continue good momentum and accelerate inorganic growth by bolstering resources
  • Strengthen focus on accommodation, a key future segment especially in emerging markets
  • Meet increasingly stringent regulations and customer requirements
  • Capitalise on significant market opportunities in Germany, including targeted acquisitions and expansion into new geographical areas
  • Strong, faster-than-market organic growth in the Nordic countries
Sales and EBITA of Modular Space, MEUR                     

2013–2015

ORDER BOOK, MEUR                                                                                   

2013–2015

SALES of modular space by customer group, %

2015 (2014)

customer case

All special requests delivered

Malmi School in Rauma, on the west coast of Finland, needed to find temporary premises quickly since the old school building had severe indoor air quality problems.

A lot of special requirements were involved, since Malmi School is a school for children with special needs.

“The start of school was approaching and our needs were clearly greater than what the standard solution offered. We required full accessibility, wider corridors, bigger washrooms and much more,” says Mr Mika Raula, Technical Director of the City of Rauma.

Solutions were found in collaboration with the customer. Classrooms were placed on both sides of the corridor, a different layout to the standard solution, which has rooms on one side.

“I was so impressed with the solution we got. We actually got everything we needed – and in record time,” Mr Raula concludes.

“WE COULD NOT BE HAPPIER WITH THE TEMPORARY SCHOOL. THE UNITS ARE REALLY COMFORTABLE, AND ALL OUR SPECIAL NEEDS HAVE BEEN ACCOMMODATED.”

Ms Taina Suvikas, Principal of Malmi School
City of Rauma

customer case

Home away from home

Like all European countries, Denmark is facing a sudden influx of asylum seekers. Alleroed Municipality in the capital region, north of Copenhagen, did not have any housing facilities when it was assigned a share of the country’s asylum seekers.

“We did not have anything so we needed to find a solution quickly. Cramo Adapteo was a perfect partner for this. Their solution had all the comforts and qualities of a permanent building as well as the flexibility to customise it,” Ms Karina Belling Jensen, Project Manager for Alleroed Municipality, explains.

Nearly 90 modules have now been delivered to four different locations for a rental period of three years. Despite the tight timetable and budget, special requests could be taken into account. All customised solutions were arrived at together with the customer.

 “The users have been very happy too, since they get to live in a home-like environment that is functional and easy to clean. The family units have a bedroom, a living room and a kitchen – like any ordinary Danish home.”

“Cramo’s solution had all the comforts and quality of permanent buildings.”

customer case

Swift installation, attention to detail

Klingerschule, a vocational school in Frankfurt, Germany, is located in a listed historic building. During renovation, it became apparent that a temporary space solution was required.

“We needed a lot of temporary space in the middle of the old city, with its narrow streets, which was a cause for concern. We now have two modular buildings stacked on three storeys, one on top of the other, as if they’d always been there,” says architect Mr Andreas Starnofsky from the City of Frankfurt.

The City of Frankfurt launched an EU-wide call for tenders for the temporary premises.

“Cramo Adapteo made the best offer. The elements were pre-installed as far as possible, they arranged street closures and everything else that was needed and then finalised the installation on site.”

The buildings consist of 180 modular units providing 2,600 m2 of space, including 107 class rooms and support areas. All special requests were accommodated.

“It’s a vocational school so some classrooms needed to be equipped with laboratory facilities and the appropriate ventilation, for instance. All units are decked with acoustic boards for a quiet learning environment, and computer rooms have special, sound-reducing floors.”

“CRAMO ADAPTEO MADE THE BEST OFFER. MOREOVER, THEY DELIVERED WITHIN FOUR MONTHS OF SIGNING THE CONTRACT. WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THE SOLUTION; EVERYTHING WENT JUST PERFECTLY. AND I’VE HEARD THAT THE STUDENTS AND THE TEACHERS REALLY LIKE THE SPACE.”

Mr Andreas Starnofsky, Architect
The City of Frankfurt

customer case

Functional, inspiring space for the little ones

Stenhamra daycare centre, some 30 kilometers west of central Stockholm, needed to be torn down due to its age. Additional space was also needed for the growing number of children. The municipality launched a call for tender for a temporary daycare centre.

Cramo Adapteo delivered a total of 42 modules covering 1,130 m2. The modules are divided into six individual departments with designated areas for playing, eating and sleeping for children of different ages. In addition, there is a big room for assemblies, large-group playing and festive meals.

“The modules are really cosy and modern, with the feel of a permanent building. They are flexible and functional, which is definitely necessary in a daycare environment. The children and parents alike are very happy with the fresh, inspiring premises,” Ms Carita Almqvist, Director of Stenhamra Day Care, says.

“At the time of installation, the daycare expressed an additional wish to have a 150 m2 covered area for prams and strollers. This wish was fulfilled,” notes Mr Ulf Sevborn, Cramo’s Project Developer and Salesman.