ACE Winches appoints local agent in Indonesia to boost exports, while piloting engineering courses for Grampian school pupils

Alfie Cheyne, ACE Winches (left) with David Philp, Abumas Managing Director
Alfie Cheyne, ACE Winches (left) with David Philp, Abumas Managing Director

Banffshire-based ACE Winches has appointed a new representative in Indonesia to expand its international business.

To enhance support to existing clients and secure new contracts in South East Asia, ACE Winches has appointed Indonesian company Abumas in Jakarta as its local representative and agent.   

Alfie Cheyne, Chief Executive, ACE Winches, explained: “Abumas Group was instrumental in supporting us on a recent contract to supply equipment and personnel to a major operator involved in the Jangkrik Muara Bakau Block Project. ACE Winches supplied products and services to support its well intervention and subsea well head deployment activities.”

In addition to the equipment ACE Winches supplied multi-skilled personnel to work with and train the operator’s crew in specialist winch applications. 

A number of ACE Winches clients are currently working in South East Asia and recently the company has successfully secured and delivered £10 million in equipment and products. 

Cheyne added: “Having a partner based in Indonesia will enable us to quickly connect with oil and gas companies to provide them with the full product range, expert advice and technical expertise to help manage their specific requirements.”


ACE Winches support pilot engineering course for Turriff pupils

Meanwhile, in partnership with Turriff Academy, ITCA Training and Aberdeenshire Council, ACE Winches has launched a pilot engineering course for the school pupils.

The seven-month pilot session will support 16 pupils and deliver three theory units based at school using ITCA resources and two practical units delivered at ITCA in Dyce. The three theory units are Health and Safety, Working with Others and Understanding Engineering Drawing under Performing Engineering Operations SVQ level 1-5.

Jane Bisset, depute rector, Turriff Academy, commented: “Our rural location makes it extremely difficult for the school to pay for the transport needed to access apprenticeships and training for the engineering field.

“We have 24 S4-S6 pupils interested in an engineering course, which would not be possible without the generosity of the partners involved due to specialist staff shortages in technologies at the school.”

Alfie Cheyne added: “Fostering and developing people is a strongly embedded value at ACE Winches and the partnership with Turriff Academy and ITCA is an example of how we are putting this belief into action.

“This summer for the fifth consecutive year we gifted perpetual trophies for technology and science. Pupils from Turriff Academy, Banff Academy and Buckie High School were identified for their outstanding skills and knowledge in the STEM subjects.”

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