Aberdeen and Singapore-based Process Measurement and Control (PMAC) Group said yesterday it had acquired north-east business Gamm@chek International as part of £2million plans to grow the business over the next two years.
Gamm@chek – previously Pro-sub Services – is based in Portlethen, Aberdeenshire, and was founded and owned by managing director John (Nick) Nekrews.
The company specialises in structural integrity inspection services, including sub-sea flooded member detection (FMD), which determines whether a structural component is flooded, partially flooded or dry, for the offshore oil and gas industry.
It employs three people, while PMAC Group – a provider of flow assurance and integrity support services to the energy industry globally – said its takeover of the business for an undisclosed sum was creating a further four jobs.
PMAC Group operations director Gareth Allan said: “Bringing Gamm@chek into the group further expands our service capabilities and operational footprint, and fits with our objectives of creating a multi-skilled global inspection workforce, driving costs down to the ultimate benefit of our customers.
“In the next 12 months we are rolling out across the Middle East and possibly Australia, and creating an additional facility in the Far East – a strategy that will support our ambition to grow PMAC into a truly integrated global inspection services company.”
Mr Nekrews, who is staying with the enlarged company, added: “The opportunity to become part of an inspection group with global growth aspirations was too good to turn down.
“I’m really looking forward to fully integrating our FMD services within the PMAC Group. I see the role of multi-tasking service engineers as the only way forward for the industry, especially in these difficult times.”