Egis signs agreement to acquire Omada Rail Systems, strengthening its rail expertise in Australia

Egis has signed an agreement to acquire Omada Rail Systems, a leading railway signalling project management and engineering services provider across the Australian Rail industry.

Omada Rail Systems was founded in 2016 by Luke Craven, Mark Hadfield and Christopher Miller through a mutual desire to provide high-quality and value for money services to the Australian rail market. Omada’s 70-person strong team offers a diverse range of backgrounds and skill sets within the Rail Signalling and Telecommunications industry. This highly specialised capability is in high demand in the current ANZ market.

Egis is currently working on a number of flagship projects in Australia and New Zealand, notably the City Rail Link in Auckland (NZ), the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program in Queensland and the High Capacity Metro Train in Victoria. The acquisition of Omada Rail Systems will strengthen Egis’ rail offering, particularly in signalling and telecommunications, as it will enable it to offer it the full range of Rail services and expertise across the region.

Egis Group’s Executive Director Transport and Urban Development ANZ, Adil Guissi, said “I’m looking forward to welcoming Omada to the Egis family in ANZ. This agreement reinforces our strategic ambition to become a key engineering player in the Rail industry and demonstrates our commitment to investment and growth in the dynamic Australian and New Zealand markets. Collectively, we will be able to provide our clients with a comprehensive service offering and better serve the Rail industry.  We look forward to adding smart skills and expertise in Railway Signalling & Telecommunications to our extensive global and local Rail capabilities.”

Omada Rail Systems Directors and Co-founders, Mark Hadfield, Luke Craven and Christopher Miller, commented: “We are delighted to announce that Omada has signed an agreement to join the Egis Group, one of the world leaders in our industry. This represents a milestone moment in the growth of the company. Omada’s culture of excellence in engineering and safety closely aligns with the Egis values. Joining the Egis group will see considerable benefit to the overall client experience thanks to combining the expertise of both companies.”

About OMADA Rail Systems

Omada is one of the leading rail systems engineering companies in Australia. Formed by senior rail engineers Luke Craven, Mark Hadfield, and Christopher Miller in 2016, the company has experienced exponential growth with offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Adelaide.

Over the years, Omada has built a formidable team of rail engineers and industry professionals who are among the most experienced and respected in Australia. As an IS0 9001-certified company, Omada is committed to engineering excellence and is leading the way in Signalling, Telecommunications and Operational Systems across Australia. With a focus on the environment and safety, Omada has worked on many of Australia’s landmark projects, including work for ARTC, Metro Trains Melbourne, V/Line, Queensland Rail, Sydney Trains, Aurizon, and South Australian D.I.T.

About Egis

Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.

We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development. With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.

Improving people’s quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that’s our purpose.