Orange-based engineering, planning and consultancy firm Geolyse has merged with the larger Queensland-based company Premise.
Geolyse general manager/director Greg Cooper said the merger was a positive step to create a bigger firm.
Mr Cooper said the 25 Orange staff would be retained with the prospect of more jobs and extra work being created by the merger.
“There will be no change up front for the staff,” he said.
“It gives them the opportunity to be involved in larger and more complex projects.”
He said the combined company would now be able to tender for major projects, including those the size of the new Department of Primary Industries building in Orange, with its larger resources.
Mr Cooper said Premise did not have surveying expertise which provided opportunities for staff in Orange.
Geolyse also has offices in Dubbo and at Oran Park in south west Sydney.
Premise has offices in Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast, Mackay, the Whitsundays, Townsville, Port Moresby and Vietnam.
Geolyse chairman Matt Thorne said the companies merged in October after several months of negotiations.
“There is no downside in this merger as all our shareholders and employees have joined the merged entity and there is a sense of excitement on both sides as to what we can achieve,” he said.
He said the merger would give the company exposure to projects and work not previously offered by either company.
“It is an exciting announcement in the history of both companies. Our companies have been working towards this outcome for most of this year,” he said.
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