• Wiley's new NZ team.
    Wiley's new NZ team.

Australian design build firm Wiley has strengthened its New Zealand presence following the completion of its acquisition of a long-term project partner.

Wiley finalised the acquisition of Milmeq's primary food processing design and engineering consultancy team late last month in a move that further establishes the company in New Zealand and provides it with a permanent presence there.

“We are excited to bring the Milmeq team and their wealth of experience on board. The acquisition strengthens our existing Wiley New Zealand operations and our ability to service our clients globally,” Wiley’s Brandon Miller said.

“Dunedin represents a great synthesis of trained engineering and design capability combined with strong links to R&D through the University of Otago. With strong technology infrastructure, access to international flights, and the ability to collaborate with other technology providers Dunedin is attractive in a world that is increasingly more connected.

“We continue to see opportunities throughout New Zealand and the broader Australasian arena. We are visiting both Wiley and Milmeq clients to ensure continuity of service and support across the food industry. We are also looking forward to becoming further integrated into the New Zealand food landscape and developing strong relationships across industry,” Miller said.

All existing project contracts will be completed by Milmeq Limited, and new contracts will be transitioned to Wiley in Australia and New Zealand, Wiley said.