EFI Global expands its services with the integration of Goritas in Denmark

May 2, 2023

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COPENHAGEN, 2 May 2023 – EFI Global, a leading, full-service international consulting firm specializing in forensic engineering, environmental, fire investigation and specialty consulting services, announced the expansion of its services with Goritas, the Danish building specialty consulting firm.

Goritas specializes in building assessments and laboratory testing, with specific expertise in wood decay, fungi/insect damage to structures, mold/moisture, hazardous substances and building physics. Goritas laboratory analysis services are performed in their own laboratory, which, in addition to a broad service for customers, also ensures that building surveyors always have access to cutting-edge biological/chemical technology.

The firm’s emphasis on quality aligns with EFI Global’s commitment to assembling the most knowledgeable consultants, investigators and scientists to meet clients’ needs. As part of the EFI Global team, Goritas and its clients will benefit from access to additional expertise and an in-house network of more than 800 specialists around the world.

The team of experts will continue to operate the company in Ballerup and Kolding. The director Jens Kornum, CCO and laboratory head Angela Steinfurth will remain leaders of the team.

“Even though our name is changing, we will still offer the same high level of service, performed by the same people as before,” said Jens Kornum, CCO of Goritas. “It’s vital that we, as a specialist company, stay on top of the latest scientific developments and treatment standards. As part of EFI Global, we now have access to world-class expertise from international colleagues who share our dedication to quality and integrity. We share a focus on professionalism, integrity, impartiality, and specialized services. This further augments our ability to offer clients our cutting-edge analysis and service.”

“This integration marks the launch of EFI Global in Denmark, and the work we’re doing together with the talented team from Goritas positions us well to continue leading the market,” said Jeremy Mele, president of EFI Global. “With this integration, our position is strengthened globally as we are moving into the Nordics, which is a new market for us.” The transition follows the 2022 acquisition of Sedgwick Leif Hansen A/S, former parent company of Goritas, by EFI Global’s parent company, Sedgwick. It aligns with Sedgwick’s rapid growth in the Nordics in recent years and offering of its internationally leading services across the region.

“It has been a fantastic experience to become part of Sedgwick, which has also given extra impetus to the Nordic growth journey that we are on. Therefore, it is a natural part of the process that Goritas is now also fully integrated into Sedgwick and EFI Global,” said Christian Leif Hansen, Nordic CEO of Sedgwick.

The integration of Goritas is in progress and the rebrand with the name change of Goritas to EFI Global will be completed by October 1, 2023.

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