ABERDEEN design and draughting specialist Cadherent has tripled staffing levels and increased the size of its offices by 50% as it promises to push ahead with further expansion plans in 2009.
The company is looking to employ more skilled workers after adding six staff to its computer-aided design (CAD) team in the past 12 months. Cadherent currently has nine employees.
The energy sector specialist has also agreed a lease to expand the size of its Carden Place offices in the city by 50%.
As well as growing as a business, Cadherent recently achieved ISO 9001:2000, the internationally recognised standard for quality management processes.
Managing director David Thomson said: “I’m confident there is a bright future for outsourcing design and draughting solutions despite the current economic climate.
“Virtually all of our work has come through word of mouth. There is no doubt it is going to be a testing year ahead, but the fact companies can outsource design and draughting work makes Cadherent an attractive proposition.
“We can provide CAD services on demand and therefore save a company time and money.
“We are looking to take on skilled staff and it may be the case we have to look for larger premises by the end of the year, despite increasing the size of our current premises in Carden Place.”
Cadherent delivers a range of services including fabrication design and draughting solutions, 3D modelling and technical animations.
Working primarily with companies in the energy industry, Cadherent’s clients include engineering consultancies and firms in the renewables and subsea sectors.
Mr Thomson added: “The ISO certification is a key milestone for Cadherent. It highlights our commitment to delivering the highest quality of service that clients would expect.”