Birmingham-based lifting engineering specialist Lloyds British Testing is capitalising on the growth of the West African oil business by opening a new division in Ghana.
The firm’s Ghana office will support increasing demand in Africa for Lloyds’ products and services from both the oil and gas industries. Lloyds already has international operations established in Dubai, India, Kuwait and Egypt.
Lloyds British Testing’s chief executive Ian White said: “This is a major investment for us. However, we are convinced that our marketplace in Ghana and its surrounds will reap sizeable benefits for the business and enhance our extensive international client base.
“Through our new office, customers in West Africa will gain access to our existing network of facilities, which include lifting equipment, certification, inspection training and repair.”
The Ghana office will be headed up by experienced country manager Raphael Koffi, who has worked for several years within the oil Industry, including a spell on the Ivory Coast.
Mr White said: “It is our intention to expand further within Africa over coming months, opening offices in Nigeria and the Ivory Coast.”