Marine consulting and safety specialists AMS Global Group is continuing its programme of expansion with the opening of a new Centre of Excellence facility in Leeds, to service clients operating from industrial sites and ports around the coasts of England and Wales.
From the new facility, the Aberdeen-headquartered company will offer its full range of safety services including BA, gas detection and life-saving equipment rental, sales and servicing.
The Leeds facility will also be a hub for all the other services provided by AMS’s five divisions, Bulk, Cargo, Marine Technical, Safety and Disinfection and incorporates a specialist training facility focused on high hazard activities.
Creating up to eight jobs in the area, the branch will be headed up by Operations Manager Nigel Brown who has more than 28 years’ experience working in the safety sector across a range of industries in the North of England.
“Services provided by AMS have grown year on year in response to customers’ requirements and they are now in demand across the UK,” said Mr Brown. “Our new facility is ideally placed in a central location with excellent transport links to clients in most of the English and Welsh ports and is a hub for the support services provided by the head office in Aberdeen.
“It will also see us expand our customer base to offer services to other sectors which operate in this area, including the energy sector.”
AMS specialises in identifying safer, more efficient and more cost-effective ways of working and passing these benefits onto clients. It has also developed a reputation for its customer-focused approach and its responsiveness in adapting existing services and introducing new services to meet customer needs.
The company has several strands to its future business growth with a focus on increasing its international presence. Earlier this year, it opened a new hub in Malta to services clients operating in the Mediterranean and the Middle East and it is currently in discussion regarding a base in the Indian Ocean with other international opportunities in the pipeline.
It will also continue to expand the range of services it provides across each division to provide a much broader offering in response to client needs.