Beca , an international engineering consultancy, has acquired Wollongong-based civil and structural engineering firm, MBK South Coast.
The two businesses will relocate to new premises in Wollongong University’s Technology Park in August 2008.
Beca’s Australian Managing Director, Greg Lowe said that the deal had enhanced the company’s service offering in one of Australia’s significant industrial markets.
“Beca has been active in the Wollongong area for the last three years, particularly in the steel industry and has been providing services to BlueScope Steel internationally since 1976,” Greg Lowe said.
“The acquisition of MBK complements our existing service portfolio and gives us stronger permanent local resources in civil and structural engineering as well as a local Computer Aided Design team.”
“We see enormous potential in The Illawarra and look forward to growing our business as well as providing professional development opportunities to new staff joining us from MBK South Coast.”
MBK South Coast was established in Wollongong in 1997 and provides civil and structural engineering services, project management, planning design, documentation and contract administration services.
MBK South Coast Director, Emil Toussis, said that the acquisition was exciting for MBK South Coast’s staff and clients, who will have access to Beca’s global network of expertise.
“Beca and MBK already work well together and the synergies between our businesses became quite obvious. We knew our staff and our clients would benefit enormously by the two businesses combining.”