15 April 2014 — British interior fitout company SAS International has bought out Sydney-based ceiling distributor Mikor in a move designed to gain more market share for SAS’s metal ceiling systems.
Mikor, a Green Building Council of Australia member, was a supplier of SAS International’s metal ceilings, as well the German AMF mineral fibre ceiling tiles and the Danish Rockfon Rockwool ceiling products.
Through Mikor, SAS’s metal ceilings have been specified in a number of high-performance buildings, including 200,000 square metres for Lend Lease’s Barangaroo development in Sydney, as well as in Commonwealth Bank Place, Darling Quarter and 1 Bligh Street, Sydney.
SAS’s products include sustainable chilled ceilings, active and passive chilled beams, radiant heating panels and trench heaters.
Mauro Corazzi, national sales manager for SAS International, and former managing director of Mikor, said that the combined expertise of the two companies meant there would be an even greater range of metal ceiling solutions and architectural metalwork for the project specification and distribution market.
An SAS International media release said the company anticipated its technical design capabilities and manufacturing skills would be well received in Australia to meet an increasing demand in the commercial property market for high quality internal finishes.
Mikor staff have been retained and more staff have also been employed. An SAS International spokeswoman told The Fifth Estate that the company also hopes to employ more staff by the end of this year. Currently there are seven staff.
The company will be based in Sydney with an office and sales operation on Bathurst Street, and additional warehousing facilities at a separate location.
The company currently has a head office and three manufacturing facilities in the UK, and a Middle East office and warehouse facilities in Dubai.