Canning Vale based contracting group EC&M Pty Ltd (ECM) will expand its presence in Australia’s  burgeoning mining and energy sectors with the purchase of Kwinana-based Press Construction Group for an undisclosed amount.

For 14 years, Press Construction Group has delivered Structural, Mechanical and Piping site installations along with specialist workshop fabrication services including a strong focus on highly specialist High Nickel Alloys to the oil and gas, mining and heavy industrial sectors .

"With ECM’s proven 25 year background in electrical and instrumentation the acquisition of Press Construction Group  diversifies our scope of services and significantly increases our ability to capitalise on the growth opportunities emanating from the energy, resource and power generation sectors" ECM spokesman Simon Higgins said.

Press Construction Group has expertise in engineering design, project management, fabrication, construction, installation, commissioning and shutdowns.

Mr Higgins reiterated that this is a well respected and firmly established business and the ‘bolt on’ to ECM will further enhance the scope of services we are able to provide to the markets. “The Australian resources and energy sectors, continue to ride an unprecedented period of growth and there are fantastic opportunities for any company that can offer and deliver a comprehensive range of services, he said.