We are delighted to announce that Konekt has signed a contract to acquire the Disability Employment Services (DES) business of Artius, headquartered in the Ipswich, Queensland area. Artius’s Disability Employment Services operate out of 5 locations in Ipswich, Goodna, Stanthorpe and Warwick.

Since July 2018, Konekt has been successfully running Disability Employment Services from 16 regions across Australia. This proposed acquisition will help us grow our DES business, and expand our operations in Queensland. Most importantly, it supports our purpose of making a difference by helping more Australians to find work and to maximise workforce participation.

Konekt Group Chief Executive Officer, Damian Banks said “We are thrilled to welcome the DES business of Artius to our organisation, expanding our position in regional Queensland servicing local customers across Ipswich, Goodna, Warwick and Stanthorpe. The acquisition will increase Konekt’s Disability Employment Services (DES) regional footprint from 16 to 18, and expands our services to include both Disability Management Services (DMS) and Employment Support Services (ESS). This acquisition will enable us to support even more people with an injury, illness or disability into employment.”

The acquisition is subject to consent by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services and other standard conditions precedent. Completion is expected during the current quarter.