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Hatch Ltd

Company nameHatch Ltd.
Company typeEmployee-owned corporation
IndustryEngineering and management consultancy
Foundedas W.S. Atkins & Associates (1955)
as Hatch (1962)
HeadquartersMississauga, Ontario
Key peopleDr. Kurt Strobele (Chairman, Chief Executive Officer)
Employees9000 (2009)

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Hatch is a global multidisciplinary management, engineering and development consultancy. Its group companies have more than 8,000 staff in 65 offices on six continents.
The company was founded in Toronto, Canada, by W.S. Atkins as W.S. Atkins & Associates in 1955. The company initially was involved in subway tunneling and other civil engineering projects, and expanded into metallurgy when Gerry Hatch joined the company in January, 1958. It became known as Hatch in 1962. Hatch counts among its metals clients the top 20 (as measured by market capitalization) mining and metals companies in the world, including Alcan, Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Barrick Gold, BlueScope Steel, Xstrata (formerly Falconbridge), Vale (formerly Inco) and Rio Tinto.In 1996 the company began an expansion program by purchasing several aligned engineering companies including Billiton Engineering (1996), Rescan Mining (1998), BHP Engineering (1999), Kaiser Engineers (2000) and Acres International (2004).Hatch today provides consulting, operations support, technologies, process design, and project and construction management to clients in three principal sectors: mining and metals; energy; and infrastructure.

The company's main hub offices are in the following countries: Australia, Canada, South Africa, United Kingdom, U.S.A., Chile, Brazil, China. They also have various smaller offices around the globe.

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