McKenzie Group completes its acquisition of the majority share of BCA Certifiers Australia Pty Ltd and the majority share of Hendry Group Pty Ltd

Bureau Veritas Australia Pty Ltd solidifies its position as the market leader for Building Compliance services within the Australian Building & Construction Industry

BV subsidiary, McKenzie Group Consulting Pty Ltd, completes its acquisition of the business and assets of BCA Certifiers Australia Pty Ltd and the majority of the Building Surveying and ESM businesses of Hendry Group Pty Ltd effective 1 December 2023

McKenzie Group Consulting completed the successful acquisition of the business and assets of BCA Certifiers Australia Pty Ltd, a leading building certification and building code advisory group operating across the Australian Capital Territory and Southern-New South Wales effective 1 November 2023, and additionally, completed the acquisition of the majority of Hendry Group’s Building Surveying and Essential Services Management business activities effective 1 December 2023.

As one of Australia’s largest Building Surveying, Accessibility and Compliance Management firms for over 35 years, the acquisitions signify an important milestone for McKenzie Group, firmly securing its position as the market leader for Building Compliance services within the Australian Building & Construction industry.

Complementing McKenzie Group’s existing offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Geelong and Sydney, the expansion via the BCA Certifiers business into the Canberra market brings local expertise in both residential and commercial sectors across the ACT and Southern-NSW regions. Additionally, the acquisition of Hendry Group’s Building Surveying and ESM businesses supplements the McKenzie Group’s east-coast footprint and also includes offices in Adelaide and Perth which will serve as integral platforms to establish McKenzie Group’s already strong reputation into the Central and Western Australian regions. Together the expanded McKenzie Group will combine a talented team of over 140 people delivering quality and innovative-driven project outcomes whilst serving community expectations of safety, health, and amenity.

“Increased scrutiny and tightening in regulations in the building and construction sector in Australia has resulted in a growing need for building certification and conformity assessment services”, says Andrew Mortimore, CEO of Bureau Veritas, Pacific Region. “As a result, Building Certification and Building Code Compliance services are increasingly becoming critical services to enable and secure the growth expected in the building construction sector across Australia. Bureau Veritas is a global trusted compliance partner and is excited to support this growing market through these two quality acquisitions of BCA Certifiers and Hendry Group through our subsidiary McKenzie Group Consulting”.

Stephen Natilli, Executive Director of McKenzie Group echoed, “With a transition plan that ensures a seamless integration of both companies, the majority of client and industry partner relationships will remain unaffected during this period. We look forward to welcoming our new extended McKenzie Group Consulting personnel to the team and sharing our enhanced service offering and expanded talent pool with our valued clients and industry partners”.

McKenzie Group Consulting forms a fundamental part of parent company Bureau Veritas Australia’s Building & Infrastructure division. In addition to McKenzie Group’s services, Bureau Veritas provides Project Planning & Design Review, Construction Supervision, Procurement Inspection, QA/QC Surveillance, Independent Certifier/Verifier services, Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), and Asset Management services for major building and infrastructure projects.

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