Training fire wardens and farmers may not seem like the norm for a Waikato based IT company, but with the acquisition of virtual reality expert Pepper Creative, Company-X has opened up a world of unlimited possibilities.

Company-X is an innovative software specialist based in Hamilton. Its acquisition of Pepper Creative, also based in Hamilton, adds new, and highly specialised, capabilities and grows the team to more than 50.

"If you can dream it, you can build it in virtual reality," director David Hallett says.

Pepper Creative founder Lance Bauerfeind and his team have earned a reputation for their work using