Craig International secures new contracts with Altera and Bilfinger Salamis UK

Source: press release, 24 November 2021

Carol Ross, general manager of Craig International in Aberdeen
Carol Ross, general manager of Craig International in Aberdeen (photo: Craig International)

Craig International has secured two 3-year contracts with global energy services firms Bilfinger Salamis UK and Altera Infrastructure, worth a combined value of more than GBP 5 million.

The energy procurement specialist attributes the new wins to the efficiencies delivered by their market-leading digital platform, ebuy. Craig International is able to source products globally for local supply with attractive fixed prices for the duration of the contracts, avoiding time-consuming requisitions for recurring orders.

The first contract will see the Aberdeen headquartered, global business source and supply oilfield consumables for Altera’s UK and Brazil operations while the second includes the provision of third-party procurement for goods and services to Bilfinger Salamis UK’s onshore and offshore business.

Both deals, secured through competitive tender, will use Craig International’s ecobuy service which offers customers the option of more environmentally friendly and less wasteful products. With a more sustainable approach to procurement, the service also limits logistical requirements for the delivery of products by combining orders to further reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.

The work will be delivered from Craig International’s base in Aberdeen with a dedicated team working on the contracts for the duration of the 3-year projects.

Carol, general manager of Craig International in Aberdeen, explains, “The new contracts with Altera and Bilfinger for Craig International reinforce our position as a market leader in procurement with a clear differentiator through our approach to efficiency with our digital platform, ebuy, and to environmental performance with ecobuy.”

“As our customers ramp up their efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of their operations, ecobuy is ideally placed to support industry targets by making a real difference, not only through the use of less plastic and less wasteful products but also in the way they are procured to reduce the number of journeys by lorries and vessels. We’re looking forward to working closely with both companies over the coming years to streamline their procurement processes and provide a more sustainable, technology-led offering,” Ross adds.

More than 70% of Craig International’s clients are currently using its ebuy system, which delivers significant efficiencies across their global operations through the use of digital technologies. Craig International further streamline purchasing by reducing non-value-add activity across clients’ procurement processes.

Craig International currently has 84 procurement specialists operating across bases in Aberdeen, UK; Cape Town, South Africa; Calgary, Canada; Doha, Qatar; Hamburg, Germany, and Houston, USA.