Inhabit acquires Lautrec Façade Design Limited

Auckland, New Zealand: On 1st September 2021 Inhabit acquired specialist façade engineering company, Lautrec Façade Design Ltd. Lautrec Façade Design (LFD) was an associated company of Lautrec Consulting Engineers in New Zealand. Inhabit and Lautrec Consulting Engineers will continue to have an ongoing productive working relationship moving forward.

Ron Hanley, Technical Director, and his team from Lautrec Façade Design will support Gemma Craig, Regional Manager | New Zealand who will continue to lead projects in the region.

Tony Alvaro, Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner, Inhabit

“This acquisition is great news for our clients in New Zealand. They now have access to an even stronger local team who can draw on the expertise and support of Inhabit globally to deliver an excellent service offering. The two teams are a natural fit as Lautrec Façade Design’s values and purpose align closely with our commitment to quality, innovation and technical excellence. Ron brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in New Zealand construction and his local knowledge is invaluable to Inhabit. I look forward to welcoming him and his team personally in the near future.”

Ron Hanley, Technical Director, Lautrec Façade Design

“After a long career in this industry I am excited to step into a role where I can mentor and support Gemma and the larger team that is now Inhabit New Zealand. Gemma is regarded as an industry leader in New Zealand, having worked on large-scale Australian projects and with international processes and techniques.”

Wayne Sanderson, Regional Director | Australia + New Zealand, Inhabit

“I’m looking forward to meeting the new members of our team in person and seeing the fresh perspective and diversity of skills and ideas they bring to Inhabit. Joining forces strengthens our technical capability, providing an opportunity to work on exciting new projects and increase our presence in New Zealand.”

Gemma Craig, Regional Manager | New Zealand, Inhabit

“Ron, is well known in the construction industry in New Zealand where his technical approach, respect from local industry, knowledge and client care are well regarded by myself. He and I have worked together on projects previously and I am excited to have the opportunity to learn from him and work with the new members of our team.”

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