Fircroft acquires Australian One Key Resources
Fircroft has acquired Australian recruitment company, One Key Resources, which places professionals in the mining, oil and gas, and infrastructure industries in the Asia-Pacific region.
The acquisition by the technical engineering specialist is expected to strengthened its position within the mining, minerals and natural resources world markets.
One Key’s Grant Wechsel will continue as managing director and shareholder of the company following the acquisition, while his fellow director and former Australian Rugby League captain Darren Lockyer will also continue in his role.
Fircroft chief executive, Johnathan Johnson, said, “One Key are leading the market in workforce solutions for the mining and natural resources industries. With their continual focus on providing a best-in-class service to clients and contractors alike, One Key are perfectly aligned to the values of the Fircroft Group.
“At Fircroft we have ambitious expansion plans, and we are pleased that One Key, with their suite of innovative, market-leading training products and workforce solutions will be joining us on this journey as we seek to further strengthen our expertise in providing workforce solutions to the global mining industry.”
Grant Wechsel, co-founder and managing director of One Key Resources, said, “One Key has seen phenomenal growth and success in recent years with consistent increases in revenue and our total workforce. As part of the Fircroft Group we will be in a strong position to take our innovative solutions to a global market.
“In joining the Fircroft Group, One Key is becoming part of a business that shares our relentless commitment to innovation, quality and the achievement of the highest levels of client and contractor satisfaction.”
Last year Fircroft Group acquired global telecommunications recruiter Rygon and announced several joint ventures.
In 2012 Fircroft was backed by independent investment firm Equistone Partners Europe in 2012 in a deal worth £140m.