Unique Group acquires Oceanwide

Offshore staff

SHARJAH, UAE - Subsea and offshore solution provider Unique Group has acquired Oceanwide Safety at Sea.

Oceanwide specializes in the design, construction, and maintenance of self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats.

Founded in 2002, the company will be wholly owned by Unique Group but will continue to be managed by its founders, Rob Bunders and Klaas Kapteijn, with the current workforce being retained.

Oceanwide will be able to expand its services across the regions where Unique Group has existing facilities, including the Middle East, Singapore, and the US. Oceanwide will use Unique Group’s capital to invest in research, development, and continued innovation. This is Unique Group’s first acquisition since it announced its growth plan earlier this year, and the acquisition of a Rotterdam office will open up access to new clients across the Antwerp, Hamburg, and Bremen seaports.

Harry Gandhi, founder and CEO of Unique Group said: “As a customer of Oceanwide’s for many years, we are well aware of the quality of its products… Unique Group has a reputation for expertise in the offshore diving sector and this acquisition can only enhance that.”

Rob Bunders, joint founder of Oceanwide Safety at Sea said: “This transaction gives Oceanwide a partner to take our business to the next level. As well as bringing operational and financial benefits, we can also invest in innovation with a specific focus on new materials and new technology for the next generation of our product.

“Our customers will continue to receive a quality service, but with presence in new locations, we can be even more responsive and faster to market.”


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