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Hiretech Goes All In For Apprenticeships

Despite the current industry downturn, Hiretech bosses have made a conscious decision to continue investing in third year apprentice James Farquhar and have been well rewarded for their efforts.  James has become an integral part of the team, bringing youth and enthusiasm to his role, as well as challenging some of the ideas of the team to its benefit. James has expressed support for his apprenticeship and the combination of classroom based and hands-on training it has provided him, giving him a good foundation in the industry and a great future ahead.

In support of the Developing The Young Workforce led campaign, which aims to promote the benefits of apprenticeships to young people, James is featured in the Press and Journal as an example of a successful apprenticeship programme to encourage others to consider an apprenticeship as their career choice.

Hiretech Actively Looking Local With Buy North-East

Since pledging its support to the Buy North-East campaign, which encourages businesses to buy local, Hiretech has been actively working to further utilise local based suppliers.

In support of the movement, Hiretech has changed from utilising a well-known national stationery supplier, opting instead for Langstane, which is headquartered in Aberdeen.  Langstane has beaten previous supply prices and also offers same day delivery of orders.

Additionally, Hiretech has employed the services of the Aberdeen branch of Business World Travel to source flights, benefitting from prices more competitive than those available online as a result, whilst also supporting local business.

The Buy North-East campaign is led by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council – as well as Aberdeen Journals and Scottish Enterprise.

All firms need to do to join the movement is pledge support by putting Buy North-East on their next board agenda, then moving at least one contract or piece of business to a local supplier.

For more information and to sign up, visit the Buy North-East website.

High Power Zone II Triplex Pumps Added To Rental Fleet

Hiretech has added a number of High Horsepower Zone II Triplex Pumps to its rental fleet.  The units can pump up to 16 bbl per minute, with up to 1100 hp available per unit.

High Horsepower Zone II Triplex Pumps
Hiretech Adds To Rental Fleet

Hiretech has added a 25 bbl Blender, a Twin 100 bbl Mixer Tank and a number of 4 m³ Tote Tanks to its rental fleet.

25 bbl Blender, 100 bbl Mixer & Tote Tank
NORSOK Umbilical Reel Manufacture

Hiretech has built 2 off 4″ Umbilical Reels certified to NORSOK Z-015 Rev 04 and successfully completed the first mobilisation to a Norwegian oil platform.

NORSOK Umbilical Reels
Constant Tension Umbilical Reel To Support ROV Operations

Hiretech has supplied a Constant Tension Umbilical Reel and Power Pack to support client ROV operations.  The project was turned around in less than 2 weeks by modifying existing rental products.  Rotary couplings were also fitted.  Client satisfied and confident with Hiretech’s product and service offering and as a result a second hire workscope has been secured.

Hiretech Supports Buy North-East Movement

Hiretech Limited has pledged its support to the Buy North-East campaign, which is encouraging businesses to buy local in the wake of the continuing oil downtown.

Like many other companies operating in the oil and gas sector, Hiretech has witnessed first-hand the detrimental effects of the recent economic slump across a variety of organisations within the sector’s supply chain and beyond.

As a result, Hiretech, a leading equipment rental, sales, service and maintenance company offering pumping spreads, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment, has welcomed the initiative and fully supports the movement to protect the local economy and employment in the region.

Hiretech’s Manging Director, Andy Buchan, comments: “We have built our business by forging good relationships with north-east based suppliers and estimate that approximately 90% of our current suppliers are local to our base at Fintray by Dyce.  As a result, we benefit from readily available supplies and quick delivery times.  Our local suppliers are willing to go the extra mile to source and deliver what we require when it is required, with no compromise in quality.  This in turn allows us to deliver a responsive and efficient service to our client base.  We want to continue our support for the people in the north-east and see no reason why we can’t extend our existing local supplier base further in support of this valuable campaign”.

The campaign is led by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council – as well as Aberdeen Journals and Scottish Enterprise.

All firms need to do to join the movement is pledge support by putting Buy North-East on their next board agenda, then moving at least one contract or piece of business to a local supplier.

For more information and to sign up, visit the Buy North-East website.

Hiretech Enjoys Successful Client Open Day

Hiretech enjoyed a successful Open Day on 29th September 2016.  The team welcomed clients and prospects to its base at Fintray to view the full range of equipment on offer for rental and sale from the industry leading company.  The well attended event also provided visitors the opportunity to learn about the wide range of services which can be carried out by the experienced and skilled team.

Hiretech Managing Director, Andy Buchan, commented : “The Open Day provided an opportunity to showcase the full product range and capabilities of Hiretech, where visitors were able to see first hand the equipment we have available.  It was great to spend time talking with our clients, learning about their project requirements and advising how Hiretech can provide full project solutions across a wide range of situations.  Most of our guests were surprised to learn the breadth of what we can offer”.

If you were unable to attend the Open Day but would like to view the products and discuss your future work scopes please contact us.  Telephone: +44 (0)1224 798 888 or Email: [email protected]

Visitors Witnessed Hiretech's Capabilities
Join Us at Our Client Open Day

We invite you to join us at our dedicated facility at Fintray, just 3 miles from Dyce to view our quality product lines, meet our experienced team and learn how you can benefit from our solutions based service which ensures the safe, efficient and effective delivery of your projects.

Thursday 29th September 2016.  Any time convenient to you from 7am – 6pm

Catering available from 7am – 2pm
Join us for breakfast on your way to work or for lunch out of the office!

Please RSVP to Steven Ferguson, Business Development Manager
Email: [email protected] or Tel: 01224 798 888

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

View Our Product Range And Meet The Team
North East Firm Demonstrates Buoyancy During Energy Downturn

Aberdeenshire engineering firm Hiretech Limited credits long standing values and a collaborative approach towards work scopes to ensure sustainability during one of the most prolific periods in the history of oil and gas.

Hiretech, a leading independent equipment rental, sales, service and maintenance company offering pumping spreads, powered umbilical reels, hydraulic power packs and supporting equipment, credits extensive past experience of its management team coupled with longstanding values for its ability to survive during testing times.

Andy Buchan, Managing Director of Hiretech, has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and despite witnessing previous market downturns, admits none have been as prolonged or extreme as the present.  He commented: “The current climate has presented both challenges and opportunities for Hiretech during a period which has seen dramatic changes to the supply chain, with many personnel removed from long standing roles and some companies disappearing in entirety.  Such vast changes have forced us to reflect on our company values and ways of working to ensure our survival in a climate where others have not been so successful.”

“We have operated with an ethos of integrity from the outset, which has served us well to date, allowing us to establish relationships built on trust with our clients and resulting in repeat business.  However, we recognise that as a result of a significantly reduced supply chain, coupled with increasingly changing work environments and skillsets, supply trends are changing with more pressure being applied to those companies who have to date been buoyant enough to survive.  This has brought with it realisation that the time has come for enhanced collaborative working between operators, suppliers and clients alike, to ensure supply continues without compromise to quality or safety”.

In response to this, Hiretech is positioning itself as a solutions provider of choice by encouraging its clients to engage with the firm from the outset of their projects.  This allows the Hiretech team to apply extensive expertise at an early stage through the provision of advice and guidance over and above the supply of equipment for a variety of project work scopes.  The management team has also identified and implemented a range of additional service offerings to further assist their clients, including maintenance and testing of client equipment and enhanced personnel training.  These efforts ensure the delivery of effective, efficient and reliable project solutions during a period when equipment dependency and cost savings are more prevalent than ever before.

With continued high levels of enquiries and a positive outlook, Hiretech credits these measures for its survival to date, providing hope of not only surviving the current plight, but allowing the company to remain as a strong contender in the marketplace for the future.

Andy Buchan, Managing Director