Asset-tracking specialist C-SAM said yesterday it was to supply software to the Caspian’s largest provider of offshore rental containers.
The deal with Osca Group is expected to be valued at around £200,000 in total over the next few years.
Osca designs, manufacture and hire containers and associated equipment in the UK, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Russia, west Africa, Singapore and Sakhalin.
Aberdeen-based C-SAM will design, instal and provide training on a software management system, OPS, which will track more than 2,000 assets deployed at multiple sites across the energy-producing world.
C-SAM managing director Theresa Wheeler said: “Osca is a global operator with a large equipment rental fleet which is in demand in some of the most remote parts of the world.
“It is important that Osca knows its fleet is working efficiently and that any unit or piece of equipment can be traced and tracked at the press of a button.
“Our OPS system will provide Osca with a 24/7 overview of the supply chain and ensure each asset is working to its full potential.
“Once in place OPS will help maximise rental income by identifying blackspots where assets are not producing the expected return, and enable problem areas to be quickly addressed.”
Osca operations manager Suni Smith said: “Containers are like a pack of cards which get shuffled around the world and we need a robust and flexible tracking system which can tell us where our containers are at any given time.
“This will provide greater clarity over all operations, speed up our processes, improve control and ultimately benefit our clients through a higher quality of service. The C-SAM system will ensure we are optimising the use of our equipment and it has the flexibility to be expanded as we grow our business.”
C-SAM was set up in Aberdeen 12 years ago and currently has 12 staff and is looking to increase that to 20 in three years.
Turnover has increased by 15% year-on-year for three years and is expected to top £1million by 2015.