20 November 2015 - A merger between global engineering consultancy Aurecon and Singaporean engineering firm, AUP Consultants Pte Ltd was announced today.
Effective on 1 January 2016, AUP’s team will join Aurecon and Aurecon will acquire the assets of the AUP business. All on-going projects will continue under the combined team in Aurecon’s premises at Gateway East without disruption.
Aurecon’s Managing Director for Asia, Anthony Barry, said: “This merger is part of Aurecon’s ongoing strategy to grow our business in Asia. A strong business in Singapore with local leaders and experts is a vital element of that strategy. With increased capacity in Singapore, we can add significant value from our Singapore offices to our clients’ projects that are being developed all over the region. As an investment and technology hub, Singapore is a great place to be in business.”
The merger is one in a series of mergers and acquisitions that Aurecon will undertake in Singapore to enhance its capacity to service large and complex projects in Singapore and across Asia.
The merger also means clients can take advantage of an increased range of design skills and the additional bench-strength in building services engineering that both parties can now offer.
Mr. Barry added: “Technically difficult projects like super-tall buildings, data centres, sophisticated manufacturing and large healthcare facilities, play to Aurecon’s sweet spot. In AUP, we have found a like-minded partner who is as passionate about innovation as we are. We are excited by the market access the AUP team brings to our business, so we can further leverage our global skills and expertise into this market.”
Aurecon and AUP know each other well and have previously collaborated on several projects, including the reconstruction of the famous Golden Pagoda Buddhist Temple on Tampines Link and the development of a cement storage facility at Jurong Port.
AUP’s Director, L. K. Koh, said the merger would bring additional value to his company’s clients.
“We are delighted to be joining Aurecon, a global company with impressive technical expertise, especially in Building Information Modelling (BIM). Our past collaborations have been successful and shown that we can work together to bring value to our clients’ projects. Furthermore, I am thrilled by the opportunities this merger creates for our clients, as well as our employees and business partners by offering a full range of building engineering services including civil & structural, mechanical and electrical, façade and environmentally sustainable engineering.”
AUP Consultants Pte Ltd, founded in 1998, is an independent engineering consultancy, offering building engineering consultancy in mechanical and electrical systems.