Lubbers UK, the international logistics specialist for the upstream oil and gas industry, has expanded its Aberdeen facility as it looks to consolidate its position in the region.
Lubbers UK, part of Lubbers Logistics Group, has increased both its external yard space and internal office space by double with the outside area growing to almost 7000m2. The yard expansion will allow more trucks and trailers to run from the base.
Nick Latham, Sales Manager at Lubbers Logistic Group commented: “We are thrilled with the results of our Aberdeen base expansion. The modernised, professional space will allow us to better service our clients by increasing capacity and resource availability on a European level, and result in more trucks running from Aberdeen.
“Lubbers UK has seen continued growth over the last few years, including an increased head count in Aberdeen, which was one of the main drivers to expand our facility. We hope to continue developing our wider European routes and see our fleet grow even further in 2015.”
As part of the development, the internal office space has also been enlarged to 300m2 to include a second floor, which features a new boardroom and drivers room. New interactive meeting facilities have been installed as well as high specification security systems. All amenities in the existing floor below have been redeveloped to upgrade the overall space.
The renovation follows an extension of the groups geographic footprint with a new base opening in Istanbul, Turkey earlier in the year. The new facility was launched to allow Lubbers to further support its oil and gas clients in the southern Diyarbakir region of Turkey and also in the Black Sea coastal region.
The company also strengthened its position in 2014 by opening a new base in Ijmuiden in Holland and a container and basket rental service located in Constanta, on Romania’s Black Sea coast.
Ger Engelsman CEO at Lubbers Logistics Group commented: “2015 will undoubtedly see the industry facing more challenging market conditions, however Lubbers is well placed to compete given our strong relationships with clients and by focusing on operating a cost-efficient fleet that fully conforms with the latest environmental legislation.
“We also expect our UK business to maintain its strong performance thanks to our east coast centres in Aberdeen, Newcastle and Great Yarmouth, that enable us to deliver an exceptionally well resourced service to our clients operating in the North Sea.”