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One Key Resources expands with NSW acquisition of Pegasus Employment

06/08/2015

Mining and infrastructure labour hire and workforce services specialist One Key Resources has made a strategic acquisition by purchasing the labour hire business Pegasus Employment from Hunter Valley-based integrated services firm Pegasus.

Pegasus provides labour hire, training and induction and log-in systems and through expansion in other parts of their business have decided to exit labour hire.

One Key Resources managing director Grant Wechsel said Pegasus Employment was a good fit with One Key’s existing services and the business would be fully integrated under the One Key Resources brand.  

“We’ve had experience ourselves in the region with our own operation based at Singleton,” Mr Wechsel said.

“One Key Resources is committed to the coal industry and this acquisition provides us with great long term opportunities in the Hunter Valley as well as other regions in NSW."  

“We are excited to build on the great reputation that Pegasus has in the local area and believe our commitment to exceptional service combined with our strong industry background will make for a successful business in the long term.”

Approximately 170 field staff have transitioned across to One Key Resources with three permanent Pegasus local staff also joining the One Key office in Singleton. One Key Resources' regional manager for NSW Todd Geddes will be overseeing the local operation.

Pegasus chief executive officer Adam Boyle said, "As Pegasus moves to focus on our contractor engagement and workforce management services, we are confident that One Key Resources will service our employees and clients with the same professionalism and care as we were proud to do as Pegasus Employment for the past 25 years.

"We wish One Key Resources and its people all the best and trust the Hunter Valley mining sector will welcome them as they did us."

Rugby league legend Darren Lockyer is a director of One Key Resources and plays a key role in business development and client and community relations.  He will be visiting the region for an event and site visits in the coming months.

One Key has extensive operations throughout Queensland, Western Australia and in the Northern Territory servicing the mining, gas and infrastructure sectors.  Earlier this year One Key Resources formed a majority indigenous owned joint venture in the Northern Territory with Wedgetail Larrakia Corporation to provide much needed innovative labour hire solutions to the Northern Territory.  This acquisition in New South Wales continues the company’s national expansion.

Read the article on the Business News Australia website.