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Barry-Wehmiller Design Group and Barry-Wehmiller International have merged to form a single, unified consulting platform which will operate under the name of Design Group.

With the merger, Design Group now offers strategic IT consulting and equipment design services in the manufacturing segment.

"The combination of our two firms allows us to share our collective experience and technical capacity, and leverage organisational efficiencies as a premier engineering and IT consulting firm for industrial clients,” Joe Wilhelm, group president of consulting, said.

"This is a significant milestone in Design Group’s history, and we are excited about the potential it represents.

"I am confident this merger will create value for our clients, and enable growth opportunities for our professionals.”

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