November 02, 2017
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announced today the acquisition of the contracts and certain assets of the Morris Corporation (Morris) business, a provider of quality remote village and asset management services to the energy and resources sectors in Australia.
The acquisition expands Sodexo’s portfolio of facilities management operations in Australia and reinforces the global company’s strategy to pursue growth opportunities around the world.
Sodexo and Morris share a 50-year history, a local presence in Australia, a commitment to community engagement and a vision to offer exceptional service, making the partnership a natural fit.
Together both businesses offer a total solution to facilities management for clients in the energy and resources sectors including accommodation systems and camp design, administrative services, airport and security management, waste management, catering services, sport and cultural activities, wellness and motivational programs and more.
More than 98 percent of Morris employees accepted offers of employment with Sodexo and will be welcomed into the Sodexo team to continue growing the business. The transition includes Morris’ client contracts and the ownership of Collinsville Village in Queensland.
Sodexo will be undertaking a full and careful assessment of current operations to identify opportunities where integration would deliver long-term benefits to the business, clients and consumers, employees and local communities. The immediate and ongoing priority for Sodexo and Morris is to ensure that the increased workforce remains safe and high quality operations are maintained across all sites.
Keith Weston, Sodexo Integration Director, said: Sodexo and Morris share similar company values including a commitment to Indigenous reconciliation, and a focus on working with and helping to develop sustainable local businesses wherever we operate. These shared goals place us in an ideal position as we begin our journey together. We look forward to working with our new clients, partners, suppliers and employees.”
Fiona Berkin, Morris Corporation CEO, said: “We are delighted at the opportunity this presents and believe the complementary value existing within both organisations can be leveraged to establish a platform for growth. Our shared values and focus on safety are a big part of why this deal makes sense and will be a success, delivering benefits to our clients and consumers and increased opportunities across our combined workforces.”
About Morris Corporation: Morris Corp has 50 years’ experience providing quality remote village and asset management services to the mining and construction sectors. Morris is an established service provider of accommodation management, catering services, cleaning services and facilities management that is trusted to maintain the highest standards no matter what the conditions.
Resource focused with a specialisation only in remote translates into a company that has tried and tested methods to offer solutions tailored to suit specific projects. Morris Corp revenues for FY17 (1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017) were 152 million Australian dollars (100 million euro).