Deal moves engineer on to next Stage
STAGE ONE Creative Services has completed its acquisition of WGH Transportation Engineering, a leading leisure ride design and manufacturing company.
This move will see the transfer of employees and intellectual property and will secure the future of the WGH product portfolio under the Stage One brand.
Stage One said the acquisition represents a significant joining of forces and enhances its engineering and design capability.
Mark Johnson, Stage One chief executive, said: “This represents a very positive step for our company and our clients.
“Our automation and engineering offering has always been well regarded.
“However, this recent development adds real breadth and depth. We’re looking forward to better supporting existing clients and breaking into new markets.”
Stage One projects include manufacturing Thomas Heatherwick’s iconic cauldron for the London Olympics and developing aerial flying systems for global opening ceremonies.
WGH has worked on the London Eye, The Urbis Centre, Legoland, The Titanic Experience and the UK’s oldest rollercoaster at Dreamland in Margate.