The newly-formed Hoover Ferguson Group – which retains a UK operations depot in Aberdeenshire following the recent merger of the two companies – has reached an agreement with Uniteam Holdings to acquire its offshore container rental business for an undisclosed price.
The deal – which includes a specified fleet of standard and customized offshore containers for the oil and gas market in both Norway and Malaysia – increases Hoover Ferguson’s portfolio within the Norwegian North Sea market and strengthens its position within Asia.
The Hoover Ferguson Group was established last month following the merger of Hoover Container Solutions, the Grampian-based Ferguson Group and CHEP Catalyst & Chemical Containers, giving them the world’s largest fleet of rigid steel, intermediate bulk containers and a complementary fleet of cargo container units.
Meanwhile, equipment hire-rental company HTL Group Scotland has appointed Marc Gerrard as its New Business Manager, where he will take full responsibility for all HTL group activity in Scotland.
Traditionally, the company’s presence in Scotland was under Hire Torque Ltd, but following a recent premises relocation near Aiberdeen airport, the company is now trading as HTL Group Scotland.
Gerrard joins HTL with a 22 years background in rentals, sales, maintenance and management in the oil and gas sector.
After serving his apprenticeship as a Plant and Equipment Engineer, he progressed through various supervisory and managerial roles before joining EnerMech in 2008, where he latterly served as General Manager for its Equipment, Lifting, Wire Rope and Inspection Services Business Unit.