MEMBER NEWS: Scotgrip International announces two new outlets at Port of Blyth and the Port of Dundee

November 16, 2021
MEMBER NEWS: Scotgrip International announces two new outlets at Port of Blyth and the Port of Dundee

Scotgrip International today announced two new UK outlets for its range of quality anti-slip safety products in the Port of Blyth and the Port of Dundee. Both ports currently provide essential services and support to the UK North Sea offshore oil and gas and renewables sectors.

Commenting on this latest expansion, Professor George Yule, Chairman at Scotgrip International says: “Whilst our main roots are, and will continue to be, located in the north east of Scotland, there’s a compelling business case for us being present in other locations – both internationally and in the UK – as we extend our product range and diversify into other industry sectors.

We will now have outlets in Dundee and Port of Blyth, as both these areas fit with Scotgrip’s ongoing growth strategy and geographic spread. Blyth in particular is recognised as a key hub for renewable energy projects and for operational support to this sector.

We look forward to being at both these sites in a business cooperation with the TEXO Group, who are already key players in the UK North Sea energy industry and many other sectors. Our existing and future clients use these Ports regularly and our aim is to further support their safety product needs by being closer at hand.”

This recent announcement continues to support Scotgrip International’s UK and International expansion plans, with offices in the UK, North America, Thailand, Norway, the Middle East and Ghana and further focus in India and the Asia-Pacific region.

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