The competition to be the biggest production company in Australia continues with the merger of Norwest Productions and Phase One. Norwest Productions is one of the largest production companies in the Australasia region.Both of the companies have agreed terms to merge their business operations. This merger is effective immediately.
Both companies are excited about the benefits that this merger is going to have on their customers. This merger is likely to provide customers of both companies a single point of contact. This should lead to a consistent delivery of service and resources across Australasia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland and Wellington. The multiple location structure also helps provide our customers with solutions to logistical problems and cost efficiencies.
To quote from Norwest’ s Website
Norwest Chairman Chris Kennedy commented, “This merger solidifies and maintains our industry leadership position and combines over 50 years of expertise in providing professional audio services in our various markets. The synergy of both companies will deliver a strong, stable relationship, and provides our customers with a seamless and cost effective east coast / west coast solution where required”
Phase One founder Jon Caisley commented “We will continue to provide the same high level of expertise to our clients. The streamlining of our internal operations with Norwest will allow us to invest further in resources, key personnel, and systems to improve our client offering, strengthen our management base and increase our competitiveness in this arena”
The Norwest Group was founded in 1993, and incorporates Oceania Audio and Lighting in NZ. The Norwest Group provides audio production services across all markets including corporate, public events, festivals, touring, broadcast, and theatre. In NZ it also provides lighting and vision production services. For further information please find all contact details at www.norwestproductions.com
Phase One Audio was founded in 1996 and provides audio production and services across identical markets as well as managing a number of fixed installations. For further information please find all contact details at www.phaseoneaudio.com.au.