Temporary structure company Owen Brown has been sold to French
events outfit Generale Location for an undislcosed sum. Owen Brown will
not be re-branded and no job losses will occur.
"It's a huge boost for the company and a great opportunity for all our
workforce," Owen Brown director Bill Preston said. "We look forward to
offering our customers a continuing high level of service with added
Generale Location has been focusing on overseas operations for several
years and has worked with the organising committee of the Sydney
The firm predicts a 20% growth in business during 2001.
Owen Brown provided more than 23,000 sq m of tentage, VIP hospitality
pavilions and a set of structures for use as arrival and departure
lounges for the Heliport at the recent Fosters British Grand Prix.
Also at the event on 15 July was Arena Event Services Group. Arena
Structures supplied ancillary structures and an 800 sq m double decked
hospitality suite, Arena Scene provided The Vale Hospitality Complex and
Arena Seating installed 15,500 temporary seats.