Wood Group has expanded into Slovakia, opening an office in Bratislava that The Automated Technology Group, a Wood Group Mustang company, will use to support automation projects in Slovakia and the surrounding region.
“Proximity to Western European markets, a skilled labour force and a high number of university research facilities have resulted in an influx of high-tech and automotive multinational corporations to Slovakia in recent years,” explained Mark House, president, Wood Group Mustang Automation and Control. “The Automated Technology Group’s Slovakia office will enable us to pursue the ensuing automation projects currently in Slovakia and the surrounding region.”
“Although we have provided installation, commissioning and maintenance of control systems at clients’ sites for a number of years, these are our first dedicated premises outside of the UK,” explained Andy Robinson, CEO of The Automated Technology Group. “We are delighted that Wood Group, our new owner, has embraced our growth plans and supported our strategy to establish a base in this crucially important region. It is a clear message of intent to all our customers that we are keen to support them outside of the UK and that we have the full support of Wood Group in doing so.”
The new facility, located in the prestigious Carlton complex at the heart of Bratislava, will be used as a hub by control technicians and project managers as they support key projects in Slovakia, and as a recruitment and training centre.
Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales and operating in more than 50 countries. The Group is built on Core Values and has three businesses – Wood Group PSN, Wood Group Kenny and Wood Group Mustang – providing a range of engineering, production support and maintenance management services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide. Visit Wood Group at www.woodgroup.com and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Wood Group Mustang provides award-winning services to the global energy industry. From concept to completion, Wood Group Mustang delivers project management, construction management, engineering and procurement services to the offshore, onshore, oil sands, pipeline, refining, chemicals, industrial and automation sectors, operating in countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. www.woodgroupmustang.com
The Automated Technology Group (ATG) is a leading global supplier of control and power solutions for industrial automation. Headquartered in Silsoe, Bedfordshire, UK, the group also has sites in Birmingham, Stafford, Bedford and Northampton. Part of Wood Group Mustang’s Automation and Control business unit, ATG operates within all major industry sectors to design, deliver and support end-to-end solutions with a proven blend of creativity, confidence and control. Its solutions drive the production lines, supply chains and service delivery of many leading companies including BAE Systems, Bentley, BMW, British Sugar, Cadbury, Chivas Brothers, Coca-Cola, DHL, Ford, Hanson Cement, Heathrow Airport, Jaguar Land Rover, Lafarge, Rolls Royce, Scottish Power, SSE, Tata Steel, Total and Thames Water. www.atg.gb.com