Brimmond eyes aquaculture market as it signs new marine crane deal

Brimmond Group, an Aberdeenshire-based provider of hydraulic, lifting and mechanical equipment and services for the oil industry, has announced an exclusive deal to become the official UK and Ireland distributor for Heila marine cranes and parts as it seeks to expand into areas including aquaculture.

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Tom Murdoch, engineering director for Brimmond Group, said Heila, headquartered in Reggio, northern Italy, was a strong strategic fit for the company.

“Heila primarily manufactures marine cranes, so this agreement supports us in our growth by widening access to additional marine focused markets, such as defence, aquaculture and renewable energy, while still providing a high-quality product and service to our existing energy sector customers,” added Murdoch.

Trusted voice

Stuart Gilligan, Heila’s previous UK distributor, joins Brimmond’s sales team as a senior sales manager.

“We’re really pleased to welcome Stuart, a trusted and well-known voice in the industry,” said Murdoch. “He joins Paul Dingwall, technical sales manager for marine cranes, and together they offer our customers over 30 years of expertise, experience and stellar service.”

Brimmond is also introducing a new product line by becoming the UK and Ireland distributor and servicer for KAMAT within the oil and gas, marine, aquaculture, and renewable sectors. KAMAT is a globally leading provider of specialist high pressure pump technology.

“Our agreement with KAMAT allows us to provide our customers with a superior product, offering higher quality, better durability and longer intervals between servicing,” said Murdoch in a press release.

Previously, Brimmond Group was the UK distributor for Effer cranes and will continue to offer servicing and support to existing Effer customers in the UK and Ireland.