Argon & Co, the global management consultancy specializing in operations strategy and transformation, is delighted to announce that Caliba Group has become Argon & Co.

Caliba Group is one of the leading procurement consultancies in Australia with deep knowledge across a variety of industries including healthcare, heavy industry, government, transport and logistics, and food and drink, with substantial cost-reduction expertise.

The move will bolster Argon & Co’s market-leading position in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and is part of the firm’s expansion strategy – bringing immediate scale, expanded procurement capabilities and a reinforced global offering to the business.

The combined entities will also benefit from a new Brisbane office, joining the company’s 160 consultants spread across offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Brisbane.

Paul Eastwood, Managing Partner of Argon & Co APAC, said, “By welcoming Caliba Group, we are strengthening our procurement service offering globally as well as expanding our industry reach locally. We are excited to welcome a team that aligns with our culture and values, shares a commitment to excellence and delivers real results for our clients.”

Founders of Caliba Group, Jim Cowan and Daniel Williams, who join Argon & Co as Partners and will lead the ANZ procurement offer, added, “We are delighted to be enhancing Argon & Co’s procurement expertise and to be adding our new Brisbane office to the company’s global footprint. We are excited to be able to offer greater coverage and more career and personal development for the talented team in Australia.”

Jean-François Laget, Group Managing Director of Argon & Co, welcomed the news by saying, “Caliba Group is joining Argon & Co at an exciting time of our global expansion, and I am thrilled to welcome their deep in-market expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to the business.”

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