EnerMech Get Lift With Gunnebo Agreement

Mechanical services company, EnerMech Ltd, has secured an important distributorship agreement with leading lifting equipment specialist Gunnebo Industries.

Aberdeen-based EnerMech will have preferential rights to the distribution of all Gunnebo’s lifting products to oil and gas industry companies working in the UK Continental Shelf area.

Gunnebo Industries is a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of lifting technologies and has developed systems for chain and lifting components that can handle weights of up to 125 tonnes.

EnerMech has emerged as a leading player in the cranes and heavy lifting market. The company provides specialist services in the operation, inspection and maintenance of cranes and lifting equipment in addition to design, engineering and management of onshore and offshore crane projects.

EnerMech operations director, Phil Bentley, said: “This agreement will boost turnover by several million pounds each year and gives us access to top quality equipment which is approved by all the major operators and contractors.

“It adds value to our lifting operations and is part of a growth strategy which matches first class products and service with an unwavering approach to maintaining health and safety standards.”

EnerMech has also recruited Martin Dunbar from GTC (Cosalt) where he was client operations manager. He has been appointed UK sales manager with responsibility for rolling out the Gunnebo range to existing and new clients.

Mike Gough, managing director of Gunnebo Industries UK, said: “We already enjoy a healthy presence in the UK offshore market but we see this new deal as a major step forward for us in securing a much higher profile through a highly professional partner. It is clear that EnerMech’s uncompromising stance on quality and safety fits perfectly with our own strategy.”

About EnerMech

EnerMech Ltd was formed in April 2008 and offers a safer, more customer-focused, responsive service with lower costs in the mechanical services sector within the energy industry, while delivering a much greater level of engineering and technical support than competitors can offer.

The company specialises in the supply, maintenance and engineering of cranes, lifting and hydraulic equipment, rental of hand tools and zoned equipment and provision of training and specialist personnel to the energy industry.

With the acquisition of Specialist Maintenance Services Ltd and A1 Safety Training Consultants Ltd, EnerMech is now one of the UK’s leading providers of offshore crane and lifting operations, crane personnel and safety training. EnerMech also has a significant presence in Norway following the acquisition of Bjørge ASA’s crane division in October 2008.

EnerMech employs 350 staff at its Aberdeen headquarters and bases in Great Yarmouth, Stavanger, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah, Singapore and Perth, Australia, and has plans to expand its geographic footprint across the eastern hemisphere.

EnerMech’s five director-owners are backed by private equity firm Lime Rock Partners and together have in place a £30 million plus funding package to facilitate organic growth and further acquisitions.

Website: www.enermech.com

Issued on behalf of EnerMech Ltd by Sure Public Relations. For further information please contact Stephen Rafferty on +44(0)7980 598764 or email more@surepr.co.uk