Business performance improvement firm increases global footprint with Canadian and US partnership

Source: press release, 25 February 2021

Performance Director of STC INSISO, Steve Holmes
Performance Director of STC INSISO, Steve Holmes (photo: STC INSISO)

Aberdeen-based STC INSISO has signed a partnership agreement with Canadian firm Hatley Engineering and Applied Technologies Inc to distribute their COMET investigation, prevention and root cause analysis package to the Canadian and North American markets.

Recently merged STC INSISO provides business performance improvements through the smart integration of process design, health and safety solutions, training and innovative software. Created by professional investigators with major incident experience, their COMET product comprises a unique methodology, training package and online solution for incident investigation, root cause analysis and prevention.

This agreement is the latest in a series of global distributor partnerships secured by STC INSISO over the last 12 months, aimed at introducing their product range to new markets and industrial sectors, and expanding their international footprint.

Their strategic partnership with Practical Solutions Group (PSG) Services Australia Pty Ltd will enable clients in the Asia Pacific region to access STC INSISO’s COMET incident investigation and root cause analysis methodology. Based in Perth, Western Australia, PSG is a professional risk management consultancy offering a full range of health, safety and environment (HS&E) consulting and training solutions.

STC INSISO also has a distributor agreement partnership with Middle East firm PROCYON Group, which offers consultancy and training solutions to enhance operational efficiency and performance. With a significant foothold in the region, the tie-up with PROCYON will help STC INSISO tap into the Gulf energy market.

With collaboration a core piece of the STC INSISO growth strategy, they also have strategic partnerships with Lloyd’s Register and Cummins Group, as well as a partnership with human factors specialists IHF to create an industry-first human factors analysis tool, which has been integrated into their COMET incident investigation, root cause analysis and prevention software platform.

Performance Director of STC INSISO, Steve Holmes, says, “These partnerships, both global and strategic, are the realisation of our vision to grow the company by working collaboratively with key partners in targeted international markets and industrial sectors. While the oil and gas industry remains a key market for our performance improvement products and services, parallel to that we are keen to diversify into a wider range of sectors including transportation, utilities, construction and renewable energy.”

“The ethos of Hatley Engineering and Applied Technologies Inc and our wider collective of partners aligns very much with our own – they are passionate about helping clients achieve sustained performance improvement, efficient operations and enhanced profitability. We plan to work closely with them going forward, not simply as agents of our products, but as partners in the design, development and implementation phases of client projects,” Holmes adds.

Dr Rashid Bashir, President Hatley Engineering, says, “Our Hatley Engineering team is excited to partner with STC INSISO to offer the COMET Investigation package in North America. This aligns perfectly with our mission to contribute to a step-change improvement in the resource industry. COMET will assist us in ensuring accurate causal analysis, which ultimately will lead to more effective preventative and corrective action for our clients. We want to ensure that our clients are taking the right actions now, while striving to provide a better working environment for our next generation of workers.”

STC Global and INSISO reported a combined turnover last financial year of GBP 2.75 million, with the ambition to grow to GBP 3.5 million in the coming 12 months as STC INSISO. Their service offering comprises end-to-end incident management and root cause analysis solutions, bespoke software development services, an extensive app portfolio, process design and internationally accredited learning and development programmes.