An Inverurie-based manufacturer of manual handling equipment is moving to new premises to meet customer demand, following a six-figure funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland.
In total, an investment of more than £1m will be made by Safelift Offshore Ltd. in its expansion to enhance its services and product provision.
The business designs, manufactures and supplies a range of manual handling equipment for the offshore oil and gas industry. It also offers auditing and advisory services to clients.
Peter Innes, founder and managing director of Safelift Offshore Ltd., established the business in 1994, and has overseen the company’s growth from three members of staff to 38. The business is currently split across three separate locations, and the move will allow Safelift to centralise its operations.
He said: “The safety of workers in the offshore industry must always come first, and when we started the business, there was a real need for reliable and durable equipment. Over the years, new laws and legislation have been put in place to create a safer working environment, and we take care to design and supply equipment that meets these high standards.
“By consolidating our offices into one location, we will be able to pool the company’s expertise and continue to develop equipment and services that put the safety of offshore workers first, both in Scotland and further afield. Continual expansion and improvement is one of our aims, and the support from Royal Bank of Scotland will help us to achieve this.”
David Snell, relationship manager at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “Safelift’s relocation will allow three departments to share the same space, which will no doubt encourage new, innovative solutions to be created for the offshore industry. I wish Peter and his team every success at their new premises.”
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