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The growth of ALATAS Crane Services

The growth of ALATAS Crane Services


ALATAS Crane Services announce new contract wins as part of continued business growth

Alatas Crane Services Worldwide, a specialist provider of crane operations, maintenance, engineering, training and parts supply for mechanical handling equipment across the energy sector has announced several new contract wins as part of its continued business growth.

With over 30 years’ experience and 18 offices across 13 countries, Alatas provides support to all types of cranes and mechanical handling equipment across the Oil & Gas, Subsea, Merchant Shipping, Ports and Shipyards markets with particular focus on managing late life assets and upgrade projects.

In the last 18 months they have opened new offices in Asia and Europe with partnerships established in Africa and further expansion planned across key target regions.

In addition, Alatas have introduced new service lines such as offshore modular crane rentals, whilst expanding on our traditional workshop and mobile hose manufacturing capacity.

Within their Engineering and Design services office in Westhill, which is made up of Project Management, Mechanical, Electrical, Automation, Hydraulic and Structural disciplines, Alatas have taken on additional building space to facilitate the continued recruitment of personnel, which has more than trebled in the last 12 months to support growth across the group.

Allied to the engineering disciplines, the business has increased its pool of full-time data scientists and programmers to continuously improve and develop their in-house ‘Service Management System’ and ‘Maintenance management’ solutions.

For Oil and Gas clients alone, Alatas have added over 220 cranes to their list of managed contracts in the UK, West Africa and Asia regions which builds on the established contracts in the UK and Holland for major operators and EPC’s.

In the maritime sector they have continued to develop relationships with the major subsea service companies, whilst establishing global agreements with two of the world’s largest shipping companies, covering crane services, upgrades and spares supplies.

The Ports sector is fast becoming their busiest growth market, with major equipment upgrade projects secured or planned in the UK, Europe and Africa.

Commenting on recent successes, Brendan Forbes – Group Technical Director said: “Our growth has been underpinned by the core depth of technical talent that exists in the business and a firm commitment to drive technology led solutions. We adopt learnings from each of the markets we operate in to drive improvements and future-proof the business.”

Richard De’ath – Alatas UK Managing Director added: “I have worked within Alatas for over 14 years, starting as a service technician and progressing to my current role 4 years ago. The Alatas business has changed significantly during this time but throughout this time, the consistent factor has been experienced crane professionals at all levels of the business, with a desire to innovate and grow and we are delighted that these recent contract wins, which demonstrate that our investment in what we believe in has paid off.”

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Published: 11-10-2021

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