ABERDEEN-BASED supplier of specialist offshore cargo-carrying units Swire Oilfield Services (SOS) has announced another international acquisition.
The latest buy is Australian firm Maritime Products and Services (MPS).
Over the past nine months, SOS has acquired businesses in Norway, Angola, Nigeria, America and now Australia for a total of £35million.
In addition, £18million has been invested to improve and enhance the company’s fleet across its global locations.
MPS employs eight people and is a supplier of chemical tanks, pumps and filtration equipment.
Director and general manager of SOS Rupert Bray said: “Demand for MPS’s service offering in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region has increased significantly over the past few years and the acquisition allows us a smooth entry to the market.
“To ensure we can make the most of the many opportunities available, we have already committed over £2million to expand our fleet and expect to spend twice that in the coming year.
“Our acquisitions over the past nine months show we are committed to moving into the world’s major oil regions and we believe that, wherever our clients operate, our products and services should be available.
“We have made significant investment over this time period and Swire Oilfield Services’ footprint now stretches from Aberdeen to Angola to Australia.”
SOS employs more than 100 people in Aberdeen.