Certex opens offshore centre

By Euan Youdale24 November 2011

Davy Young, Certex regional business manager, inspects equipment at the new Froghall Road, Aberdeen

Davy Young, Certex regional business manager, inspects equipment at the new Froghall Road, Aberdeen premises

Lifting and safety equipment distributor Certex UK is opening a new premises in Aberdeen, Scotland in response to increased business in the offshore sector.

Certex's Aberdeen operation has increased its turnover by 40% in the past year and the company is looking to strengthen this position by moving its administrative and services base within the city.

The new 6,500 square foot facility comprises a warehouse, offices, workshop and a large dedicated training area, said the company. It will handle lifting gear sales, product hire, repair and maintenance, as well as product inspection and testing.

The centre will run alongside Certex's specialist manufacturing base in Montrose, which was set up two years ago to enhance the company's range of industrial services to the offshore market, including the production of Certex's own range of slings.

Certex also distributes Bridon Ropes, Crosby fittings for ropes and chains, Kuplex chain systems, Elephant chain blocks, Powertex branded slings and Walker magnets.

"The training facilities are superb" said Davy Young, Certex regional business manager. "Theoretical training can take place in the first-floor classrooms, while the practical work can be taught in the workshops downstairs."

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