Perth industrial fabricators and manufacturers OEM Group have recently acquired AMS GSE, a global supplier of ground support equipment formerly based in Tasmania. With offices in Perth and Karratha, OEM Group supplies the agricultural, commercial, defence, government, industrial, marine, mining, oil & gas, transport and aviation sectors with a wide range of manufactured products and services that includes high pressure cleaners, industrial vacuums and heaters. It also supplies industrial equipment like safety access work platforms, safety jacking stands and other engineered custom solutions that have been fabricated to a clients’ specifications.
CEO Vincent Allegre said it’s been involved in manufacturing maintenance access platforms for the aviation industry for airlines throughout Australia. He says that makes the acquisition of the Tasmanian-based company AMS GSE a natural extension for OEM Group, significantly expanding its aviation component.
AMS GSE had been long regarded as an innovator in the ground support equipment (GSE) space with its bespoke manufactured product range having patented designs specialising in manufacturing aircraft passenger access boarding stairs (fixed and self-levelling), assisted passenger access lifts (DPL’s), baggage trollies and de-icing units.
The Tasmanian workshop has now been closed and moved to Perth in August 2021. The acquisition has created four additional jobs locally and Allegre says he expects that number to grow in the future. He also said the newly expanded aviation department is doing very well – with orders already exceeding budgeted projections in the first few months for local operations.