Craig International Marks 25th Anniversary with £1m Investment in New Global HQ
Craig International is marking its 25th anniversary by moving new global headquarters in Aberdeen which are double the size of its previous premises.
The global procurement specialists to the energy industry have invested £1million in acquiring and refurbishing 10,000 square feet of modern, energy efficient offices at Craig House on Tern Place in the city’s Bridge of Don area.
Craig International has also taken a new warehouse at Potterton, on the outskirts of Aberdeen, which is powered by solar panels, in keeping with the company’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint.
Since being formed in 1998, Craig International has evolved from sourcing and supplying essential consumables for rigs in the North Sea to providing third party procurement of a diverse range of equipment, products and services to energy companies in 55 countries across five continents. The company now boasts a turnover of £150million and employs 150 people worldwide.
Douglas Craig, chairman of Craig Group, opens the new office
Craig International has been at the forefront of digital procurement, introducing its technologically advanced platform, ebuy, back in 2011. The company continues to lead the way with its latest sustainability digital platform, ecobuy, which allows customers to procure more environmentally friendly products with a view to standardizing the energy industry’s product lines.
Joint managing director of Craig International, Steve McHardy, said: “The energy industry has changed significantly over the past 25 years and Craig International has evolved alongside that. We now source and supply a wide range of products and services required for both capex and maintenance, repair and operations to around 75% of UKCS assets every year and to hundreds of customers around the world from Houston to Hamburg and from Cape Town to Qatar.
“By offering an end-to-end procurement solution, combined with our innovative e-platforms, we are continually delivering efficiency and quality in a sustainable way.
“We are fully committed to working with the industry as it seeks to reduce its environmental footprint through the procurement of products that reduce use of disposable materials such as plastics, and by increasing the number of products that can be recycled.
“With our North Sea heritage, we are proud of our new global HQ in Aberdeen and pleased that these new offices and our upgraded warehouse support our own journey to net zero.”