Posted on Jun 14, 2016
As of the 2nd June 2016 Contact Group acquired WMcA via a transfer of business arrangement after WMcA went into voluntary administration. An agreement was finalised after weeks of negotiation between Contact Group management, the Administrator and WMcA management.
The transfer of business will see Contact Electrical Pty Ltd take over the service and maintenance arm of WMcA including 17 of its employees (state-wide) and various vehicles, plant and equipment.
“This is as significant move for Contact Group in the service and maintenance industry in Tasmania. It will see the Contact Group grow to 150 + employees within Tasmania. It provides new service areas in HVAC, Refrigeration and Mechanical service as well as adding to our current services. Contact Electrical Pty Ltd is a solely owned and operated Tasmanian State-Wide Company, employing Tasmanians and support other Tasmanian businesses, something that we are extremely proud of. WMcA was a similarly owned and operated business and we are very happy to be able to help support most of WMcA employees and clients through this transfer of business.”
Obviously with any such transfer of business there are difficulties. None more so than for the WMcA employees themselves. We ask for the support and patience of our loyal existing clients, new clients, suppliers and the Tasmanian community alike to ensure this transfer is as smooth as possible for all concerned.
Please see links for attachments to this article are letters from both Contact Electrical Pty Ltd and the Administrator (Barry Hamilton & Associates) providing further information with regards to the transfer of the WMcA business. Or feel free to contact the local Contact Electrical Pty Ltd Branch Manager in your area.