Opie Manufacturing Group, Australia’s leading steel products manufacturer, proudly announces the successful merger and acquisition of Wilson & Gilkes, a distinguished provider of security enclosures and fabricated metal components. This strategic move enhances Opie Manufacturing Group’s industry standing and expands its capabilities in fabrication and contract manufacturing. 

The amalgamation of Opie Manufacturing Group and Wilson & Gilkes unites two industry leaders with a shared commitment to delivering high-quality products and exceptional customer service. With over 75 years of experience, Wilson & Gilkes brings extensive expertise in manufacturing security enclosures and innovative design solutions through collaboration with business partners. 

By combining their resources and capabilities, Opie Manufacturing Group and Wilson & Gilkes aim to provide customers with an even broader range of steel products and services. This acquisition positions Opie Manufacturing Group to offer a comprehensive suite of solutions, including sheet metal fabrication, production design prototyping, and engineering services for industries such as Architecture, OEM, Government, and infrastructure projects. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Wilson & Gilkes to the Opie Manufacturing Group family,” said Tristan Opie, CEO at Opie Manufacturing Group. “This merger allows us to expand our product offerings and enhance our ability to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We take pride in being a family-owned manufacturing business competing and growing successfully here in Australia, together, we will continue to deliver exceptional, precision quality, efficiency, and durability in our steel manufacturing solutions.” 

Opie Manufacturing Group’s commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing and adherence to certification and standards aligns seamlessly with Wilson & Gilkes’ dedication to flexible manufacturing solutions and optimum results for customers. The acquisition will also enable Opie Manufacturing Group to support Australian manufacturing, contribute to the growth of local skills and supply chains, and satisfy the demand for precision with its state- of-the-art plant, programming, and production 

The Opie Group is increasing its employee headcount from 55 to 100 a clear testament to their success and commitment to investing in cutting-edge technology and talent. With a dedicated 7-year capital purchase budget, the company is determined to stay at the forefront of metal fabrication capability. 

Wilson & Gilkes will transition to operate under the Opie Manufacturing Group brand, solidifying Opie Manufacturing Group’s reputation as a leading provider of steel products in Australia. The purchase includes the brands “Boscotek,” “Bosco” “Argent,” “Lectrum®,” and “Gilkon” further expanding Opie Manufacturing Group’s product offerings. 

Opie Manufacturing Group is expanding its manufacturing plant and relocating the Wilson & Gilkes headquarters to Penrith, New South Wales. This move signifies Opie Manufacturing Group’s commitment to growth and providing enhanced services to its customers. The closure of the Moorebank facility will be part of the consolidation process, allowing for streamlined operations and improved efficiency. 

“We are excited about the expanded plant and the move to our new headquarters in Emu Plains in the Penrith region of New South Wales,” said James Hunt, General Manager of both Wilson & Gilkes and Opie Group. “This strategic decision will enable us to optimize our manufacturing processes and better serve our customers. The closure of the Moorebank facility is a necessary step in this acquisition, and we will ensure a smooth transition for all stakeholders involved.” 

For more information about Opie Manufacturing Group and its expanded capabilities following the merger with Wilson & Gilkes, please visit Opie Manufacturing Group’s Website or contact: 

Opie Manufacturing Group: 

  • HQ: 109 Russel St, Emu Plains, NSW 2750
  • PH: sales@opiegroup.com.au
  • EML: sales@opiegroup.com.au

    Wilson & Gilkes:

  • Relocated to: 109 Russel St, Emu Plains, NSW 2750
  • PH: sales@opiegroup.com.au
  • EML: sales@opiegroup.com.au 

 

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