NRW grows business after finalising RCR acquisitions


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NRW Holdings head Jules Pemberton says the company has received “positive engagements” from clients following its acquisition of two RCR Tomlinson companies.

The contractor, which today reported it had finalised the deal, announced last month that it was purchasing RCR Mining and RCR Heat Treatment for $10 million as part of RCR Tomlinson’s ongoing selloff after entering administration last year.

Despite RCR’s financial failure, Pemberton noted that its purchase had received a positive response from NRW’s clients due to RCR Mining’s reputation as a “leading original equipment manufacturer.”

“This acquisition delivers a complementary business to NRW and aligns with NRW’s strategy to broaden the service offering to Tier 1 clients at a time of improving market sentiment,” Pemberton said.

“[Our clients] recognise the quality of the RCR Mining Technologies business and its people, together with the benefits the combination with NRW brings to their project objectives.”

RCR’s mining and heat treatment businesses’ locations in Welshpool and Bunbury, Western Australia, in addition to a facility in Victoria, have all been kept in the buyout, and around 300 staff have received employment offers with NRW.

Other administrative sales of RCR Tomlinson businesses so far include EGL’s purchase of the company’s energy division for $3 million and John Holland’s purchase of RCR O’Donnell Griffin’s rail business for an undetermined price.

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