Engineering experts Cordell Group have made an excellent start to 2016 by securing multiple contracts rapidly approaching £10m.
The Stockton-based company’s new contracts range across various disciplines utilising Cordell’s and DarbyTech Training Equipment’s Teesside workshops, South-East based Cordell Southern Technical Services and Middle East-based AC Arabia.
With Cordell continuing to invest considerable time and effort into the sales, marketing and acquisition of a diverse range of projects,
Together with developing international opportunities, the contracts secured nationally across the utility, construction, chemical and petrochemical sectors will bring further work to Cordell’s Teesside operations to be delivered by a workforce across their multi-disciplined trades, engineering, design and project management teams.
Managing director Rob McBride said: “I am delighted with the recent success that Cordell Group as a team has achieved.
“Trading conditions have proved difficult over the past 12 months. However, this has provided fresh impetus to source new clients and build on the strong foundations already created with existing client relationships.
“This drive and commitment has led to the award of work, with potential projects already on the horizon.
“It is clear that our strong multi-disciplined capabilities are a key driver in successfully securing work, along with our experience in diverse market sectors.”
He added: “For the contracts awarded to the business, the Group’s policy of local labour recruitment is supporting the Teesside community at a very difficult time.
“This is further reinforced with the Group’s commitment to its graduate and apprentice development programmes, in a bid to support the closure of the skills gap within industry.”
The business has also recently won a number of awards and renewed accreditations in recognition of its safety, health, environmental and quality service delivery, all of which are aligned to meeting client requirements and industry standards.
McBride added: “The recent accolades are a clear demonstration of exceptional performance and are formal recognition of the robust systems and processes operating across the business.
“We are extremely proud of our team and the levels of outstanding service that they deliver to our clients.
“This differential provides the business with a strong, competitive advantage in the market place.”
Bittersweet for Cordell is the latest announcement that the company’s Machine Shop located on Perry Avenue, Thornaby, is to close after 12 years of service.
McBride clarified that in response to the downturn in the Oil and Gas market, it has been necessary for the business to realign its service offering.
“The Group is committed to finding a new buyer for the Machine Shop, in order to mitigate closure and if possible avoid the redundancies and displacement of the 12-strong team of highly skilled trades and management,” he added.
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