December 01, 2017

SMEC strengthens high-end urban development capabilities through parent company Surbana Jurong Group’s acquisition of Robert Bird Group.

The natural synergies and complementary strengths between SMEC, Robert Bird Group and other businesses within the Surbana Jurong network will deliver a stronger, more integrated proposition for clients.

SMEC’s parent company, Surbana Jurong Group, has announced that Robert Bird Group, one of Australia’s leading structural, civil and construction engineering firms, will join the global network of Singapore-based urban, industrial and infrastructure consulting business Surbana Jurong Private Limited (Surbana Jurong).

Robert Bird Group will be acquired in full and will operate as a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, with the firm’s expertise in complex structural, civil and construction engineering to complement Surbana Jurong's and SMEC’s existing focus on urban, industrial and infrastructure developments.

The deal immediately strengthens SMEC’s global footprint, accelerating its entrance into UK, Europe while offering new opportunities in its established markets of Australia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The natural synergies and complementary strengths between SMEC, Robert Bird Group and other businesses within the Surbana Jurong network will also deliver a stronger, more integrated proposition for clients.

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