According to Fyfe Managing Director Mark Dayman, Command Automation, which specialises in industrial automation and process control solutions, will be set up as a separate division within Fyfe’s Energy and Resources business unit.
“Process control is an area which is increasingly relevant to our operations, particularly in the oil and gas sector, and this acquisition will enable us to further improve the service we offer our clients,” he said.
“It also opens up a new area of business for Fyfe – one we believe will play an important role in the future of the company.
Mr Dayman said that Command Automation operated in a highly competitive field, but had been achieving strong success against larger providers.
“It 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,” he said.
“This is a specialised area that opens up strong potential growth.”
Command is based in Adelaide and was formed in 2010 by Luke Day. It has a team of three engineers plus support staff and turns over about $1 million a year.
Fyfe has offices throughout South Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, consulting to the oil and gas, resources, infrastructure and property industries. It has more than 520 staff and an annual turnover of approximately $80 million.
In March 2013, Fyfe acquired Perth-based engineering practice, Robert Elks & Associates.