Nucore Group, a Scottish-based specialist engineering company which provides safety products and services for hazardous environments, is continuing its major expansion programme as it prepares to open two new offices to service rapid business growth across England and Wales.
The company, which is headquartered in Aberdeen, has appointed industry veteran Joe Oberlé to the key role of sales director, with responsibility for building the company’s business across the UK, and leading its diversification into new sectors.
Oberlé, who joined Nucore from his previous role as global sales director for OptaSense, has more than 22 years of industry experience in protecting people, assets and the environment across multiple sectors including petrochemical oil and gas, military munitions, food and beverage manufacturing, automotive, aviation, power generation and pharmaceuticals.
Based in Ascot, Berkshire, he will initially focus on setting up a larger office in the south of England to handle sales, scaling up to include installation and maintenance. Future growth plans include the potential to add design and system integration.
The southern office, with easy access to London and other major business hubs including Bracknell, Reading, Farnborough and Guildford will also support the on and offshore energy markets in Norfolk, Kent, the south coast and south Wales.
The second facility, which will be located close to Hull and Newcastle, will have a key focus on servicing the renewable energy sector and associated industries, supporting and collaborating on wind power generation, wind to hydrogen, waste to hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, as well as manufacturing facilities in the area.
When fully up and running, the two offices will create up to 30 new jobs across both areas.
“The opening of these two facilities is the logical next step in Nucore’s strategic growth plan to expand across the UK and on a global level,” says Mike Bryant, Director and Group Chief Executive Officer. “Last year we opened a second Scottish base in Dundee to support companies across the region operating in sectors such as offshore wind, oil & gas, and marine as well as businesses working in fast-growing sustainability sectors such as hydrogen. We also have premises in Qatar and we’re currently finalising arrangements to open additional facilities in several locations across the world as we target new markets and move into new sectors.”
“There are great opportunities ahead and we’re committed to playing our role in the energy transition and actively seeking to transfer our decades of oil and gas experience and know-how into renewables and new markets overseas,” Bryant adds.
Oberlé says, “This is an exciting time to have joined a company with so much potential for expansion and to have the opportunity to lead its growth and development across the UK. The geographic spread of having premises in the north and south of England which have excellent connectivity to the rest of the UK will enable us to provide services to customers across all sectors and to grow our capabilities in response to business demand.”