CERTEX International – the largest distributor of lifting products and services in Europe, which has a base in Aberdeen – is launching a new offshore division that will give its customers access to a wider range of products and services.
The group’s new Certex International Offshore Services division brings together five companies from its parent, Foranka International, that are already established within the global offshore market, among them Certex Offshore (UK), three companies in Norway and one in Den- mark.
The division will be officially launched at the Offshore Northern Seas conference and exhibition in Stavanger in late August.
All five companies will continue to operate on an individual basis but as part of Certex International Offshore Services they will be able to draw on each other’s extensive resources.
Certex Offshore (UK) has two specialist offshore centres in Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen, the latter opened two years ago and now employing eight staff.
Both centres offer a service which includes lifting gear sales, product hire, repair and maintenance, product inspection and testing, certification management and training services.
The Aberdeen facility is based at the city’s Harehill Industrial Estate and has manufacturing capabilities, dedicated training facilities, warehouse space and offices.