Ferguson Group Extends Reach Across East Africa
The Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of DNV 2.7-1/EN12079 certified containers, tanks, baskets, refrigeration containers, accommodation and engineering modules to the offshore energy sector, has announced a new partnership with Alpha Logistics Services (EPZ) Ltd, extending its reach across East Africa.
Alpha Logistics is a division of the Alpha Group – Marine Division, which provides efficient and cost effective solutions through its operational bases in Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Rwanda, DRC, Uganda and Mozambique.
The company has particular expertise in logistics (marine and land), supply base services, offshore engineering, rig erections and moves, drilling machine tools shop, plant hire, civil and structural works, fabrication services, subsea works and innovative space solutions, which aligns it well with the extensive product and service offering of Ferguson Group.
As part of the new agreement, Alpha Logistics will offer the complete product range of Ferguson Group and its IceBlue Refrigeration Offshore division.
The Group already has a partnership agreement in place with Dominion Gas in Ghana covering West Africa. Alpha Logistics will provide the full range of Ferguson Group products from is facilities in Mombasa, Kenya to provide support for a growing client requirement in East Africa.
Steven Ferguson, Chairman and CEO, Ferguson Group, said: “Our client centric approach means that we strive to provide a readily available service to customers across the globe. Appointing partners in strategic locations allows us to offer localised support teamed with reduced delivery times.
“We have experienced steady growth in Africa and the appointment of Alpha Logistics now means that we will be able to service our customers in East Africa quicker and efficiently. Alpha Logistic has an impressive track record and has grown significantly since the company was launched in 2003, and we are excited to embark upon this partnership.
“International expansion has been a key focus for us in recent years and this is set to continue in the long term.”
Michele Esposito, director, Alpha Logistics Services (EPZ) Ltd, said: “We provide real meaning to the word ‘service’ in all that we do, tailoring operations to meet our clients target deadlines and budget constraints and progressively updating these services in line with the market for our customers.”
The Ferguson Group employs more than 170 people worldwide through its divisions serving the offshore container rental and accommodation modules markets. The Group, headquartered in Scotland, has operations in all major global oil and gas locations.