Bureau Veritas will acquire a majority stake in McKenzie Group as part of its Global Building & Infrastructure Strategy

2017-12-11

MELBOURNE – Bureau Veritas, global leaders in testing, inspection and certification, announced today that it has completed a 65% equity stake in McKenzie Group Consulting Pty Ltd, a leading provider of building certification services to the Australian market.

The addition of McKenzie Group enhances Bureau Veritas' offering to customers with a diverse and comprehensive portfolio of services, including; building surveying and compliance risk management, consulting services, building certification and accessibility services across Australia. Furthermore, it serves construction companies and developers as well as clients with property portfolios.

“We look forward to welcoming the McKenzie Group and its teams whose reputation and performance are remarkable. This company will complement our portfolio of services in Australia and responds naturally to our Building & Infrastructure Growth Initiative, said Didier Michaud-Daniel, Bureau Veritas Chief Executive Officer.”

“Australia’s population growth is expected to nearly double by 2050, requiring strong construction investment, and creating attractive opportunities for both the public and private sectors,” continued Didier.

The McKenzie Group provides a suite of integrated compliance based services. McKenzie Group was founded in 1988 as a provider of high -end building surveying services and has locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

“As a market leader in Australia, we are at the forefront of the building certification industry and our priority is to maintain this position by ensuring the successful delivery of projects” said Mark Cogo and Stephen Natilli, Managing Directors of McKenzie Group.

“Our teams will be able to apply their expertise on an even wider scale and build solutions integrating Bureau Veritas services within the building and infrastructure sector throughout Australia.”
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