Scotland’s EcoEnergy Group has teamed up with Crowley Carbon – a comparable company in the Irish Republic – to jointly market low-carbon and energy-efficiency services.
The announcement was formally made at the Irish embassy in Edinburgh during an Enterprise Ireland trade delegation to Scotland led by Alex White, TD, Energy Minister for the Republic of Ireland.
The strategic partnership not only brings together both companies’ next generation energy and cost-effective solutions but underlines the strong alliance and track record that has been established between Scotland and Ireland.
Gordon Robertson, Managing Director of West Lothian-based EcoEnergy Group, said the new partnership with Crowley Carbon will enable the company to offer a more effective service to their clients as well as drive their ambitions for growth nationally and internationally.
He added: “Our new partnership with Crowley Carbon will give us a competitive edge when it comes to delivering all-encompassing energy-saving solutions underpinned by world-class technology to companies looking to run more sustainable businesses.
“The two companies are a good fit in that EcoEnergy has solid engineering and electrical experience while Crowley’s innovative continuous monitoring and control systems can substantially reduce a company’s carbon footprint.
“EcoEnergy already works with blue chip companies in the pharmaceutical, food and drink and renewables sectors and through our links with Crowley Carbon, we will be looking to expand the services we offer to local authorities and the public sector as well as the chemicals and oil and gas sectors.”
Crowley Carbon is a ‘new type’ of energy services company that installs products and solutions to reduce a business’ energy costs by up to 70%. Clients include Vodafone, Dawn Foods, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson.
Norman Crowley, Chief Executive and founder of Crowley Carbon, also welcomed the partnership as an opportunity to expand the company’s sphere of operations: “As one of Europe’s fastest-growing energy services companies, this strategic partnership with EcoEnergy Group will allow us to work more closely with companies in Scotland, a country that shares similar carbon reduction targets to Ireland.
“We have enabled many companies in Europe to substantially reduce their energy outputs and in the process cut costs. We are looking forward to offering the combined expertise of Crowley and EcoEnergy to businesses not just in Scotland and Ireland but across Europe and globally.”
Minister White said: “Scotland is at the top of European league table in relation carbon reduction. Cleantech is one of Ireland’s fastest growing sectors and companies in the sector have developed strong capabilities which, through collaboration and partnerships, can help both countries achieve their carbon reduction targets.
“The announcement that Crowley Carbon has joined forces with Scotland’s EcoEnergy Group is very welcome and demonstrates the real potential that exists for collaboration and partnerships between Irish and Scottish companies in this important sector. I congratulate both companies and wish them every success for continued growth in the region.”
Aileen McLeod, Scotland’s Environment Minister, commented: “The Scottish Government is committed to increasing energy and resource efficiency across all areas of the Scottish economy, reducing our emissions, improving productivity and generating economic wealth and jobs for Scotland.
“We are working very closely with the Irish Government to identify and promote opportunities for collaboration between our two countries in a range of spheres so I am delighted to hear of this new strategic partnership”.