Ainsworth Acquires Airtron Canada

LASALLE, QC, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ – GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. (TSX: GDI) (the “Company” or “GDI”) announces that it and its wholly-owned subsidiary Ainsworth Inc. (“Ainsworth”), as purchaser, have entered into an agreement to acquire Direct Energy Business Services Limited, doing business under Airtron Canada (“Airtron”), a subsidiary of Direct Energy Marketing Limited.

Airtron is a leading provider of HVAC, building automation and energy efficiency services, with approximately 400 employees and operations across Canada. The acquisition of Airtron will expand Ainsworth’s services portfolio and will strengthen GDI’s Technical Services segment, creating a business with proforma revenue of approximately $225 million and more than 1,200 employees across the country.

The acquisition adds building automation and energy efficiency services to Ainsworth’s service portfolio, as well as the ability to remotely monitor and manage facility energy consumption, perform remote equipment diagnostics and problem resolution, and provide clients with real-time data analytics on building system performance.

“We are pleased to welcome the Airtron team to the Ainsworth family,” stated Claude Bigras, President & CEO of GDI. “Airtron is a highly strategic acquisition for Ainsworth, and will allow GDI to offer energy efficiency services, real-time intelligence and remote management of a facility’s building systems, enabling us to assist our clients to maximize asset performance, reduce operating costs, increase environmental responsibility and ensure consistent customer/employee comfort. Additionally, Airtron strengthens Ainsworth’s platform in certain regions that are key markets for GDI.”

The acquisition closing was announced November 12, 2016.

* (Excerpted from CNW news release.)


GDI Welcomes Ainsworth to the Family!


We are proud to announce a milestone event in the history of two great companies. GDI Integrated Facility Services joined forces with Ainsworth Inc. on November 11, 2015 to substantially enhance our service offerings, market position and most importantly - the value proposition to our clients.

GDI is the largest and the leading provider of essential “soft” facility services in Canada. Soft services include (but are not limited to) commercial janitorial, disinfection and sterilization, carpet cleaning, floor stripping and light building maintenance.

Ainsworth is one of the largest Canadian-owned providers of essential “hard” facility services, which include the service, installation and maintenance of a facility’s HVAC, refrigeration, mechanical and electrical systems and equipment.

This was a natural fit as both GDI and Ainsworth have dedicated team members who are proud of the work they do and share a culture of consistently providing clients with high-quality service.

The Ainsworth name will remain in place, with both companies working together as partners, colleagues and friends.

Our leadership teams are collaborating to identify what we can do together to offer our clients the best, most comprehensive and customizable facility maintenance services at the best price.