Viken acquires Hot Lab
Viken Group announces that it has acquired Italian yacht design firm Hot Lab
The acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships and acquisitions intended to solidify Viken Group’s global offering of comprehensive design, naval architecture and project management services to both the cruise line and yachting industries. (Here all our post about Hot Lab)
Viken acquires Hot Lab together with Thalia Marine
Established in early 2022, Viken Group was formed by world-renown design firm Tillberg Design of Sweden (TDoS) in an effort to provide global expertise in multiple targeted areas of yacht and cruise line design and build.
The group has solidified its presence with strategic partnerships and operations in Singapore, Italy, Poland and Sweden.
Hot Lab joins TDoS and Italian design and naval architecture firm Thalia Marine under the Viken Group umbrella, in a collaboration that will facilitate cost-efficient, customized service with streamlined production process for each client.
Hot Lab will maintain its identity
Hot Lab will maintain its office and employees in Milan, Italy, with company founders Antonio Romano and Enrico Lumini remaining at the helm. Design Manager Enrico Lumini says of the acquisition,
Viken acquires Hot Lab, what the evolved people has declared
“We have always focused on the quality of our design and on the professionalism of the entire Hot Lab team. As a proud extension of the Viken Group family, we can only increase both.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Hot Lab and its employees to Viken Group,” says Group CEO Stefan Nilsson. “Hot Lab’s Architecture for Voyagers approach is a welcome addition to our Group’s global offerings, which also comprise TDoS’s expertise in comprehensive cruise ship and large yacht design, and Thalia Marine’s technical brilliance. “We are well on our way to realizing our vision to be better together for our employees and our clients, while striving for our overall goal of a better tomorrow.”
Viken acquires Hot Lab, what it’s going to happen
The acquisition allows TDoS to maintain its focus on cruise ship and large yachts while continuing to hone its unrivaled expertise in large ship back-of-house operations, SOLAS regulations and cost-effective design solutions, says TDOS Yacht Manager Daniel Nerhagen.
“We are well versed in the design and management of large projects and routinely coordinate with a variety of experts in multiple areas, from lighting to naval architecture, to ensure our deadlines are never missed. Viken Group’s strategic coordination allows TDoS to continue our exploration and expansion of sustainable design within the simplistic and natural approach that is inherent to our Scandinavian design heritage.”