Exclusive Global Agreements Drive Equipment Sales Growth at Ashtead Technology

Exclusive Global Agreements Drive Equipment Sales Growth at Ashtead Technology

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22 December 2014

Ashtead Technology, a market-leader in the rental of specialist marine equipment, has seen a sharp increase in equipment sales since the Aberdeen head-quartered business secured a number of exclusive global sales agreements with world-leading manufacturers such as Seabotix, Innova, Sound Metrics, ECA Robotics and SubC Imaging.

To build on the global growth in equipment sales, Ashtead Technology has appointed Kevin Murray-Taylor as global product sales manager. Based in Aberdeen, Mr Murray-Taylor is responsible for product sales within Ashtead, providing a central focus for both customers and the regional sales teams in Aberdeen, London, Houston and Singapore.

Formerly regional sales manager for Ashtead in Singapore, Mr Murray-Taylor has ten years’ sales experience in the subsea industry. Prior to joining Ashtead he held senior positions with leading manufacturers, CDL and Veripos.

The focus on equipment sales is part of an overall global growth strategy, which will see Ashtead Technology deepen its services and increase its market share. The company offers a complete solution for specialist subsea equipment including personnel to test, inspect, maintain, mobilise and install equipment as well as provide custom engineering, calibration, cable moulding and a full asset managed service for an entire customers’ fleet. The recently launched Ashtead training academy meets global demand for improved competency in the configuration, operation and maintenance of increasingly sophisticated subsea equipment.

Ashtead Technology’s commercial director, Tim Sheehan, said: "With a strong heritage stretching back some thirty years, Ashtead has evolved from a rental business to become a much more integrated provider of subsea equipment solutions, offering custom solutions to meet the needs of the subsea industry from survey to engineering, procurement and construction companies and to the inspection, repair and maintenance sector. We have invested heavily in our fleet and in securing global agreements with the leading manufacturers which ensure that we are able to provide the technology our customers want."

This appointment is the first in a number of key appointments being made by the company over the next few months to support equipment sales worldwide.

Mr Sheehan added: "With Kevin's new global sales-focused role we are reinforcing our commitment to customer service. His appointment is a direct result of having listened to our customers and taking steps to meet their global needs. We will be adding further sales personnel as we continue to build this part of the business."