40% growth and team expansion

Hydraulic actuator engineering firm Advanced Actuators is set to achieve 40% growth this financial year and has recruited a new general manager in the Middle East to manage its growth in bespoke customer projects.

The UK-based business which supplies oil, gas and power generation industries across the globe has announced a £2m turnover in just two months signalling it is on target to secure record breaking growth in over two decades with an £4.5m turnover for 2014/15.

Attributing the boost in business to an increase in exports and new projects in the Middle East and Brazil, Managing Director Chris Woodhead said the latest success indicates a long term growth plan based on clear customer targeting, exemplary service and a clear focus on the cost and quality benefits of applying hydraulic actuator solutions in bespoke projects.

“Our success is not a short term blip but the result of consistent work targeting key markets with our product benefits and problem solving solutions,” he explained. “Advanced Actuators not only specialises in hydraulic actuator manufacture and supply but we take the time to train, educate and support our customers long after a contract has been secured.”

To strengthen the company’s offering, Advanced Actuators has recently appointed General Manager Alistair Carson in its Dubai office to oversee oil and gas projects, develop new and existing partnerships and provide industry leading after sales services. The first of a series of planned appointments in the Middle East, Alistair has a key focus on developing business in the UAE, KSA and Oman.

“Alistair’s role will be customer facing, educating clients on the benefits of hydraulic actuators and how we can deliver bespoke solutions through our early involvement,” Chris continued. “It is essential that the industry understands the long term, cost and energy saving advantages of hydraulic engineering. The training and support we can offer through Alistair and his growing team will demonstrate our partnership approach which creates a long term working relationship to the benefit of everyone involved.”

A former general manager at AVK Gulf and International Sales Director at Radius Systems, Alistair added: “Advanced Actuators is working on many ground breaking projects in the region and the level of investment planned in the Middle East over the next 10 years makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.”

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