Unique Group continues its global expansion plans with the purchase of Singaporean company Oceanvision PTE
13th July 2016, Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, through its subsidiary Unique Maritime Group (SEA) PTE Ltd, completed the acquisition of Oceanvision PTE Ltd and Oceanvision Equipment Services PTE Ltd. Oceanvision will now be part of the Unique Group of Companies and is the third acquisition that Unique has made in the last nine months.
Oceanvision Pte Ltd specialises in manufacturing and supplying of imaging and intervention products for sub-ocean, marine, offshore and petrochemical industries for use in hazardous areas and harsh environments.
12 months ago the founder, Chairman and CEO of Unique Group, Harry Gandhi, outlined his plan to grow his business in line with customer requirements and market opportunities and this latest acquisition is a further execution of that growth strategy.
“Opening an office in Singapore is an important milestone for the business,” commented Harry. “The team at Oceanvision provide us an immediate presence in the area and with this company’s strong reputation and history, their fit within Unique Group is excellent. We will invest significantly (circa £5million) and quickly so that we can give our customers access to the full offering across our group divisions and companies. In particular, we will strengthen our engineering base to provide our full on-site engineering services to the region as well providing capex for our diving and survey divisions to enhance their stock in the area. We also plan to recruit key personnel in the area, however, the day-to-day running of the business will be by continued by the current team at Oceanvision, led by owner and CEO, Ian Johnson.
Svein Gunderson, Head of Engineering commented, “This is an exciting time for Oceanvision as we become part of the globally respected Unique Group. I, and the team, look forward to working with our new colleagues at Unique. The additional products and services we can now offer will be advantageous for our current customers and provide new opportunities that exist in the area.”
As an independently owned global company, Unique Group leads the way in providing engineering expertise, sales and rental equipment, and the latest technology for the marine, diving, survey, pipeline and subsea market sectors. Unique Group delivers bespoke, of-the-shelf engineering solutions and cost efficiencies across the oil and gas supply chain – onshore and offshore, surface and subsea. Unique Group employs over 500 people worldwide through its six multi-site divisions: Survey Equipment; Marine & Subsea; Diving & Life Support; Buoyancy & Ballast; On-Site Engineering; and Specialised Boats. Its 200-plus dedicated engineering specialists work across nine strategically important global oil and gas regions - USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, India, South Africa, Al Khobar, UAE and Qatar.
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Unique Group - Founded in 1993, Unique Group is among the world’s prominent integrated subsea and offshore solution providers. Through its six operational business divisions, Unique is a specialist in the provision of engineering, sales and rental of equipment for the marine, diving, and subsea market sectors. The group has an established manufacturing capability for the delivery of customized engineering projects worldwide.
Unique is headquartered in Sharjah, Middle East and has local presence in the USA, UK, South Africa, India, Singapore, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and employs over 500 people worldwide.