Chemicals and materials technology specialist, Aubin Group, is today (21st April 2015) celebrating being named as winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success.
The company received the award for international trade, recognising significant success in global markets.
With the support of local partners, the firm now exports to over 16 countries, across all the major oil and gas producing regions of the world, and has enjoyed an increase of more than 100 per cent in export earnings in the last three years.
Paddy Collins, Aubin’s Chief Executive, said: “At Aubin, we are driven by our customers’ requirements.
“We have developed strong international partnerships over the years and more than 90 per cent of our business is with repeat customers. A number of our international customers have been with us for more than 25 years.
“Around a quarter of our staff work on research and development projects, a significant investment for a company of our size, and our customers appreciate that we are committing considerable resources to provide cost effective solutions for their operational challenges.”
Aubin, which has subsidiaries in Dubai and Houston, provides made to measure solutions and answers to tough operational challenges with chemical solutions including cementing and stimulation additives, liquid buoyancy, pipeline pigging technologies and pumpable bundle insulation, each developed specifically for clients in the oil and gas industry.
The Middle East represents the company’s biggest overseas market, accounting for 45 per cent of sales.
Mr Collins continued: “We have established a strong presence in the Middle East and I foresee continued strategic expansion in the region.
“Following significant business success we recently established an office in Dubai, with access to local manufacturing facilities, and have also recently announced a partnership agreement with Rawabi Trading and Contracting in Saudi Arabia.