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Alba Power win Scottish Enterprise Award. Best Gas Turbine Sales & Repairs Company 2018

ALBA WIN SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE AWARD

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Alba Power win Scottish Enterprise Award. Best Gas Turbine Sales & Repairs Company 2018We are very proud to have been named the Best Gas Turbine Sales & Repairs Company 2018 at the recent Scottish Enterprise Awards.

Neil McKenzie, General Manager and Director had this to say, ‘After another year of significant growth we are delighted to have been recognised at the Scottish Enterprise Awards. This award isn’t about growth however and recognises our world class product and service offering”

 

A SUCCESSFUL START TO ADIPEC FOR ALBA POWER

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We’ve had an incredibly busy first two days at ADIPEC, alongside Scottish Development International, meeting with suppliers and both new and existing clients.

Day one was very well attended and it was a privilege to welcome Simon Penney, HM’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan to our stand.

ADIPEC runs through to the 15th November and our Business Development Manager, George Kelly will be in attendance throughout the event and would be delighted to meet you and explain more about what Alba Power and its global team can offer you and your business.

You can find us at the SDI stand 1210 in Hall 1 and you can contact George at george.kelly@albapower.com to arrange a meeting.

ALBA POWER ATTENDING ADIPEC 2018

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We are delighted to be attending ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi for what will be the 5th consecutive year.  The event runs from 12th – 15th November and we will be in Hall 1, stand 1210 with Scottish Development International (SDI).

We have had a fantastic year of further growth in the Middle East, securing a number of new long term service agreements and extensions to existing agreements. These agreements are supported by our growing and expert field service and engineering teams based in the region.

Our Business Development Manager for the Middle East, George Kelly, will be in attendance throughout the event and would be delighted to meet you and explain more about what Alba Power and its global team can offer you and your business.

For more information or to arrange a meeting you can contact George at george.kelly@albapower.com.

 

ALBA POWER NOMINATED AT THE TELEGRAPH TRADE AWARDS

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Alba Power are delighted to announce our nomination for a Telegraph Trade Award.  We have been shortlisted in the Best International Export SME category and we are looking forward to the attending the awards on 1st November in London.

Campbell Archibald, Sales Director and President North America had this to say, ‘We are very proud to have received a nomination for Best International Exporter at this year’s Telegraph Trade Awards. The nomination is yet further testament to our brilliant team based in Scotland and across the globe, our service ethos and the quality of service and responsiveness we offer to all of our clients worldwide’.

ALBA POWER EXHIBITING AT 2nd ANNUAL MIDDLE EAST ROTIC CONFERENCE AND SHOWCASE

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Alba Power are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at The 2nd Annual Middle East, Rotating Machinery Technology and Innovation Conference & Showcase (ME RoTIC 2018) to be held on 25th – 27th September at the JBR – Ritz Carlton in Dubai.

Alba Power’s Business Development Manager, George Kelly, will be in attendance all week in Booth B8 and he is looking forward to meeting our expanding regional long term customers, partners and prospective new clients.

To arrange a meeting please contact George on george.kelly@albapower.com, he would be delighted to meet you and explain more about what Alba Power and its global team can offer you and your business.

ALBA POWER EXHIBITING AT POWERGEN ASIA 2018

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Alba Power are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting this week, in conjunction with with our local representative PT. Atamora Tehnik Makmur, at PowerGen Asia 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Alba Power’s Business Development Manager, George Kelly, will be in attendance all week and looks forward to meeting our expanding regional customers and prospective new clients.

You can find us at booth G37, located within the Indonesian Pavilion.  Please contact George on george.kelly@albapower.com to arrange a meeting.

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ALBA ISO CERTIFICATES

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We are proud to announce that Alba Power Ltd has achieved ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification.

Having held ISO 9001 & 14001 certification for many years, Emma Steeley (QHSE Coordinator) commented “recertification to these new standards is recognition of the Company’s commitment to the continual improvement of our quality and environmental management systems – ensuring that our clients, existing and prospective, continue to benefit from our renowned first-class service”

Achievement of the new standards also demonstrates Alba’s dedication to self-improvement and effective management of the Company’s continued growth. Both standards require increased leadership from top management to ensure the quality and environmental management systems are effectively implemented and maintained.

The ISO 9001:2015 standard introduces greater focus on staff development and improvement. Our training and competence procedures ensure that our staff are fully trained and competent to carry out work to the highest standard.

Securing ISO 14001:2015 certification is acknowledgement of the Company’s continued efforts and success in reducing our environmental impact.

Achieving ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 certification has been a company-wide effort. It involved input and cooperation from staff at all levels; as well as feedback from clients, audits and lessons learned. We are now working towards the expansion of our scope to include other services provided by Alba Power Ltd.

All of our current ISO certification can be viewed and downloaded here.

KEEPING THE ENGINE RUNNING

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It has been 12 years in a row for Alba Power, in which the independent provider of overhauls, repairs, spare parts, and field services for the oil and gas, and energy sectors have recorded year-on-year growth. Founded in 2000 by its current Managing Director, Terry Alderton, Alba Power hails from Netherley, Aberdeenshire, with its main workshop facilities strategically based to serve the North Sea offshore market. In 2017, the company opened an office in Hamilton, Ontario, its second facility in North America, where it had already established a presence four years ago when it set up a workshop in Houston.

“Last year, we were awarded a big contract in Canada from an energy company, so we opened the office there to support it. We have got several long-term customers in America, especially a major one in Houston, which justified the development of our facility there several years ago. The two sites are part of our endeavours to increase our market share on the continent,” Alba Power’s General Manager and Director and US Vice President, Neil McKenzie explains.

“When we first started the business, we were mainly focused on delivering work in the gas turbine area, as well as the power generation segment in the North Sea. As we have grown, however, we began providing our support to oil and gas companies all over the world. In fact, up to 80 per cent of our work now comes from abroad,” Neil reveals. Alba Power was initially engaged with providing spare parts for the Rolls Royce Avon and Olympus gas turbines. Soon after, it recognised the gap in the market for a company to offer high-quality services in helping gas turbine engines users prolong the life of their machinery at a competitive rate, thus setting off to become the global leader we know it is, today.

Gas turbine services remain the staple of Alba Power’s activities. The company has cut its teeth in the area while working with high-profile and blue-chip customers. Its wide range of offerings includes field service, tooling supply and rental, inspection, and overhaul. Quality first, Alba Power also provides expert balancing, performance testing, modification, and upgrades, as well as full maintenance contracts. Having developed a rich portfolio of services, the company adds tangible value in the areas of reduced downtime, cost control, and efficient and speedy repair.

“Since we moved to the power turbines, having already made a name for ourselves in the gas turbines sector, we have seen particularly strong growth,” Neil highlights. Its maintenance services have been provided for various types of power turbines, such as SK30, RR2103, RT48, RT56, and RT62, always to a superb standard.

Alba Power received a significant recognition in April this year when it was ranked 84th in the 19th Annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table, which acknowledges those British private companies, which have achieved the fastest-growing profits over the last three years. Commenting on the company’s inclusion on the list, Managing Director, Terry Alderton said: “We are delighted to be one of the only eight Scottish companies on the Profit Track Top 100. This reflects our performance over the last three years and is a testament to our growth strategy, which has seen us continue to invest in our people and facilities despite some challenging trading conditions across the globe. With 2018 starting in the same vein as 2017, with 37 per cent growth in Q1, we look forward to featuring regularly on the league table in the coming years.”

£1m investment
The acknowledgement for Alba Power came after the company recorded its best-ever year, in terms of turnover. 2017 also saw the extension of the business’ main workshop in Netherley. “We invested well over £1 million to double the size of the facility so that we can keep in line with the workflow we have got. The most important benefit of our expansion is that it will allow us to keep our efficiency at the highest possible levels,” Neil maintains.

Alba-235Peering into the future, he reports his expectations for potential areas of growth in the next couple of years. “We are hoping to see an increase of our market share in the Middle East and Asia. We are already doing a significant amount of work there, but we expect to get even busier in these regions. Some of the engines we maintain are quite old, so we need to continue supporting these, in order to keep them running in the foreseeable future, say, in the next 20-30 years.” As if to confirm his words, the beginning of 2018 brought about the news that Alba Power has secured two significant customer wins with clients from the Middle East that will see it receive a number of engines. The contracts are projected not only to provide revenue of more than £5 million over the next three years but also to consolidate and develop Alba Power’s long-term relationships with its customers in the region.

“We want to continue growing the company and continue to invest using the cash generated by the business in its development without the aid of external investment. It is of utmost importance to us to maintain our customer retention levels, too. I cannot stress enough how customer-focused we are, so we have to continue providing a quality product at a competitive rate and serve our customers to a very high level,” Neil shares his aspirations. “Thanks to the experienced team we have got working for us, and the strong and inspirational leadership of our Managing Director, we are confident we will move forward and continue to grow in years to come,” he concludes.

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ALBA POWER COMMIT FURTHER IN EUROPE

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Alba Power has announced that Kevin Grant, formerly Sales Manager and based at the company’s head office in Netherley, has taken on the newly formed role of Key Account Manager.  This new role will see Kevin predominantly supporting Alba’s key European contracts from his new base in Sweden.

Kevin said “I have been at Alba Power for over 6 years and I’m delighted to be able to take up this new post. The post has been created to ensure that we continue to deliver exceptional service to our European customers and shows further commitment from Alba to deliver world class support to all of our clients across the globe”

Neil McKenzie, Alba Power’s Director & General Manager “This investment in placing people on the ground in Sweden is further proof of our commitment of always putting our customers first.  We pride ourselves on our unrivalled ability to offer 24/7 support worldwide and Kevin will be perfectly placed to ensure that our key accounts in Europe receive only the best levels of service”

ALBA POWER WIN PLACE ON LEAGUE TABLE OF BRITAIN’S FASTEST-GROWING PROFIT STARS

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Published last weekend, the 19th Annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits over three years.

With profit growth averaging 58% over the last three years to £3.7m in 2016, Alba Power, the Netherley based gas and power turbine service company, have become a new entrant on this prestigious list at number 84. Last year Alba opened a further site in Ontario, Canada to handle increased demand across north America and now employ over 70 people across their Netherley head office in Scotland and their Houston and Ontario service centres.

Terry Alderton, Managing Director, said “We are delighted to have received this level of recognition by being named one of only eight Scottish companies in the Sunday Times BDO Profit Track top 100.  This reflects our performance over the last three years and is a testament to our growth strategy which has seen us continue to invest in our people and facilities despite some challenging trading conditions across the globe. Last year saw us open our new £1million workshop extension in Netherley and open our service centre in Ontario, Canada while have started 2018 with a number of key appointments that have grown our commercial and operational teams both here in the UK and abroad.  With 2018 starting in the same vein as 2017 with 37% growth in Q1 we look forward to featuring regularly on the Profit Track Top 100 in the coming years.”

Martin Gill, partner and head of Scotland at BDO, the title sponsor of the league table, commented:

“These high-growth, high-energy and highly-entrepreneurial companies will be the difference between success and failure in our post-Brexit economic future. These businesses are playing their part by recording strong levels of revenue and profit growth and by creating jobs. We’d like to see the Government do more to help them by focusing on skills, infrastructure investment and tax simplification.”