Recent contract awards include a large bespoke subsea cable protection project; several specialist pipeline sealing applications and a fast track subsea pipeline repair product that is being designed, manufactured and delivered within a twelve week order schedule.
Founded in 1999 by Darren Blackburn, the business originally focused on manufacturing and became a key supplier in a variety of industries. Following the arrival of Gordon Conlon in January 2015, the company rebranded to focus on the supply of products for the Oil and Gas sector which has proven successful within just two years.
Gordon Conlon, Technical Director, said “Darren (Blackburn) and myself have had a strong business relationship for over twenty years and Supergrip had supported me in a number of previous positions. We had often talked about bringing together both of our skills and experience in one service offering. We identified that there was space in the marketplace for a small, innovative, dynamic company that could provide quality designs that were manufactured in-house. In the last two years we have concentrated on product design and global business development in what was generally a tough operating climate. We are delighted with the results achieved to date and had projected a 25% company growth for 2017 rather than 200%. What is especially pleasing is that the we are winning contracts in all fields of our product range from oil companies, major marine contractors and subsea umbilical manufacturers.”
The oil and gas industry has been a declining market for many associated companies, however Supergrip have sustained a consistent order intake by working closely with clients to ensure they offer the correct product, technically, at a competitive price and within the required lead time. Their engineering team have many years experience within the oil, gas and energy sectors and this has ultimately lead to projects won through recommendation as well as the ability to meet the requirements. The senior management ensure there is a strong company ethos with a focused pride on client service and the company working together in synergy.
Darren Blackburn, Production Director, said “These are exciting times for us at Supergrip and we are reaping the rewards from of a lot of hard work by everyone involved in the company. Our business structure means that we can offer quality, innovative products, achieve client timescale demands on fast track projects and still be commercially competitive. Winning prestigious contracts has enabled us to provide additional investment into the company including a recruitment drive which has increased skills and experience to our team. By the end of 2017 we expect to have expanded our workforce by 50% at both our Colne and Newton Aycliffe facilities. Gordon (Conlon) and myself have a clear vision in how we want the company to grow and these results are linked to further progression and maintaining this strong business foundation. We will be announcing further details in the coming weeks.”
For more information please contact Gordon Conlon on 01325 327373
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