Multimillion dollar announcement as event marks milestone

Source: press release, 23 March 2022

Andy Grieve at the G-Tech Innovation Center in Brookshire
Andy Grieve at the G-Tech Innovation Center in Brookshire (photo: Hampco)

An Aberdeenshire-born entrepreneur has announced a multimillion-dollar expansion of his flourishing Houston co-working industrial property business during a landmark transatlantic business event.

Andy Grieve, who is originally from Durris, used the occasion of the recent milestone tenth Aberdeen-Houston Gateway to announce expansion of a diversification from his engineering firm, Hampco.

With the initial phase of investment exceeding USD 5 million, the move is set to spearhead an eventual doubling in size of the G-Tech Innovation Center in Brookshire to more than 100,000 square feet in the next 3 years.

Grieve’s G-Tech Innovation Center gives overseas companies a launch-pad from which they can explore the US market, with business support and mentoring based on his own corporate journey also available. The busy facility in West Greater Houston’s up-and-coming Brookshire area offers short-term leases, from as little as a month, with the option to add space as a company grows. Featuring a combination of office space, and training/conference rooms the popular site also houses an attractive and unusual mix of clean workshop space and heavy-duty workshop side by side.

The landmark Aberdeen-Houston Gateway was held in association with the Greater Houston Partnership and G-Tech Innovation Center/Hampco to provide updates on key markets and the energy transition journey. It also took delegates on a deep dive into the wealth of growth and innovation in the technology supply chain thanks to case studies presented by sector leaders including Add Energy, Enerquip and Motive Offshore.

After 2 years wholly online, the Aberdeen-Houston Gateway’s important birthday was celebrated with a tentative step toward the event’s traditional format, thanks to a hybrid set-up which offered a mix of online and face-to-face seminars plus one-to-one meetings to optimise possibilities and connectivity for delegates and supporters.

Commenting on his announcement at the event, Andy Grieve says, “Since we built our first facility in Katy 8 years ago, for Hampco, our industrial co-working concept has gathered momentum and we are now particularly grateful for the support of the city of Brookshire and Waller County administrations. Our expansion will offer state-of-the-art industrial accommodation with modern amenities normally only available in larger facilities.”

Waller County Economic Development Partnership Executive Director Vince Yokom adds, “We are very excited about the new G-Tech facility in Brookshire. It represents a wonderful opportunity for European companies to find a great home here in Waller County (Texas). We are working closely with Andy and his team to ensure the best possible experience for companies looking to locate to the US. G-Tech has become an important part of our foreign direct investment program.”

The Aberdeen-Houston Gateway was supported by Aberdeen City Council, Add Energy, Apex Chemicals, BoyarMiller, Enerquip, G-Tech Innovation Centre, Hampco, Invest Aberdeen, Jackson Walker LLP, Katy Area Economic Development Council, Motive Offshore, PKF Texas, Scottish Development International, Stronachs LLP, Texas Global Consulting, The British Consulate-General Houston, The Energy Industries Council, The Greater Houston Partnership, The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership, TradeMark Global Consultancy.

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