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Fyfe purchases Adelaide process control and automation firm

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National consulting firm Fyfe has acquired Command Automation, an Adelaide-based automation and process control firm. The acquisition will enable Fyfe to expand its engineering services in the oil and gas sector.

Fyfe’s Managing Director, Mr Mark Dayman explains that Command specialises in industrial automation and process control solutions, and currently operates in the oil and gas, water and industrial sectors. Given that process control is increasingly relevant to Fyfe operations, particularly in the oil and gas sector, this acquisition will enable the company to further improve its service offering to clients.

The acquisition also opens up a new area of business for Fyfe since Command will be set up as a separate division within Fyfe’s Energy and Resources business unit.

Formed in 2010 by Luke Day, Command has a team of three engineers plus support staff and a turnover of about $1 million a year. All Command staff members have been offered positions within Fyfe.

Mr Dayman adds that Command has also been approved to perform third party inspection and sign-off on electrical equipment in hazardous areas, including gas, dust and coal mine environments – a specialised area of business that opens up strong potential growth.

Fyfe has offices throughout South Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, consulting to the oil and gas, resources, infrastructure and property industries.

Fyfe had also acquired Perth-based engineering practice, Robert Elks & Associates earlier this year. Fyfe currently has more than 520 staff and annual turnover approaching $80 million.

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