MEMBER NEWS: Evolving Safety Horizons: Maersk Training begins rebranding of Norway’s ResQ acquisition

October 19, 2023
MEMBER NEWS: Evolving Safety Horizons: Maersk Training begins rebranding of Norway’s ResQ acquisition

This week marks a pivotal chapter in the journey of two leaders within safety training. Maersk Training, a subsidiary of A.P. Moller-Maersk, proudly announces the official commencement of its rebranding process, integrating the Norwegian powerhouse, ResQ. This union solidifies Maersk Training’s position at the forefront of safety training and emergency preparedness, not just in the North Sea region, but on the global stage.

ResQ, a market leader in safety training, has been a key partner for Maersk Training. With five safety centres across Norway and an impressive catalogue of over 70 course titles, ResQ has played an indispensable role in enhancing safety and emergency preparedness in the North Sea and beyond.

Stian Rasmussen, Site Manager of the safety centre in Stavanger, commented on the merger: “Witnessing the impeccable standards both ResQ and Maersk Training maintain, this rebranding feels like a natural progression. It’s an alliance promising a synergy of expertise, delivering the best of both worlds to our clients.”

David Skov, CEO of Maersk Training, echoed the enthusiasm: ”With our tradition of global safety and leadership training, the acquisition and integration of ResQ into the Maersk Training family has broadened our presence in the North Sea, reinforcing our dedication to customers and setting an industry benchmark”

Njål Arne Vathne, former CEO of ResQ and now a key leader within Maersk Training, shared his thoughts: “This is more than just a name change. It’s a fusion of values, missions, and visions. We’ve always admired Maersk Training’s dedication to expertise, and now, together, we are ready to drive innovative solutions to tackle tomorrow’s challenges.”

This rebranding signifies more than just a symbolic union; it highlights Maersk Training’s commitment to diversify its offerings. With the rapidly evolving energy industry in the North Sea, this merger equips Maersk Training with the necessary arsenal, including crisis management services, to be the training provider ensuring customers are always a step ahead.

Jan Tore Knutsen, a member of Maersk Training’s leadership team and head of the Global Simulator Division, underscored the broader vision: “By integrating ResQ’s capabilities, we’re not just adapting to the future; we’re actively shaping it. This rebranding symbolizes our readiness to meet the industry’s evolving demands.”

This next phase of the integration holds promising opportunities for both entities and their clients. With a combined strength of permanent and temporary staff totalling nearly 1000 personnel, Maersk Training is positioned to help its clients even better.

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