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Innovation Investment as Subsea Supplies Launches Online Ordering Solution

Innovation Investment as Subsea Supplies Launches Online Ordering Solution

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28 October 2015

Subsea Supplies has invested £50,000 to launch a new online procurement solution that gives clients access to thousands of products at the touch of a button.

The Aberdeen-based company, which supplies cables, components and connectors to firms operating in underwater-related industries, developed the solution in partnership with city-based design agency, Form Digital.

Subsea Supplies says the new solution, which has been heralded by industry body, Subsea UK, will speed up the ordering process for clients, improve efficiencies and gives it scope to market components and equipment to a broader client base.

The business invested more than £180,000 in its new premises in Bridge of Don at the start of the year. The company can now stock around 100,000 items at the site.

Pauline McCann, sales manager at Subsea Supplies, said: "We looked at how we could help our clients have a more streamlined ordering process as they seek to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

"The online portal is easy-to-use with scope to review and order several products at the same time. The solution is an important development as we continue to build on our reputation for exceptional customer service.

Andy Smith, director at Subsea Supplies, said: "We have been looking to offer our clients the web portal solution for some time and were delighted to have launched it. The early feedback from clients has been extremely positive.

Neil Gordon, chief executive of industry body, Subsea UK, said: "Once again it is great to hear about another one of our members bringing innovation to the market. Im sure this new solution will add value to the supply chain and provide Subsea Supplies with the opportunity to develop as a business.

Subsea Supplies increased turnover from £4.9m in 2013 to £5.6m for its 2014 December year-end a rise of 14%.

The company, which was established in 2000, provides components, connectors and other equipment to companies operating in the oil and gas, defence and underwater sectors. Its products are commonly used in remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

It represents numerous companies in the United Kingdom, including Cooper Interconnect (Burton Subsea®), Nexans Norway A/S, Masto Wire-Service A/S, Sun-Star Electric and AK Industries, in the supply of connectors and other components.

In addition, the business also supplies intercom systems, underwater lubricant products, ROV umbilical cable grease and other ROV-related equipment.