News | March 10, 2014

Hoover Container Solutions Acquires Container Company Ltd

Hoover Container Solutions (“Hoover” or the “Company”), has acquired Container Company Ltd.(“Container Company”), a leading supplier of cargo carrying units (“CCUs”) for the offshore oil and gas industry. This acquisition complements Hoover's recent acquisitions of Consult Supply AS and Dolphin Energy Equipment making Hoover one of the largest worldwide suppliers of CCUs.

Headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, Container Company designs, supplies and services a full range of standard and custom-built CCUs including chemical tanks, baskets, skips, workshops, mini, half height, closed top and freezer containers. Container Company maintains a wide range of CCU sizes with a large, readily-available inventory to meet its customers’ requirements while offering a full repair, maintenance and certification program. With a strong focus on quality, Container Company conducts final product inspections through its in-house test engineers to ensure all units exceed required safety and industry standards including BS7072, BS EN 12079 and DNV 2.7-1.

“This acquisition enables us to better serve our global customers with expanded facilities, products and services. Hoover now has a meaningful footprint in substantially all major offshore energy hubs around the world including Houston, Texas; Scott, New Iberia and Port Fourchon, La.; Aberdeen, Scotland; Stavanger, Norway; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Perth and Melbourne, Australia; and Macae, Brazil,” said Donald Young, Hoover’s chairman and chief executive officer. “As we continue our international growth plan, it is imperative that we continue to provide quality products, services and solutions to our worldwide customers, and Container Company’s presence and reputation in the Aberdeen market will be a key asset in this expansion program.”

Andy Drummond, Container Company’s managing director, said, “We believe becoming part of Hoover Group presents Container Company with a great opportunity to work alongside a successful, worldwide organization. This will enable us to provide our clients with a larger product range globally and assist them with products which we previously were unable to supply. The investment that Hoover brings to Container Company enables us to grow the business significantly for the future.”

About Hoover Container Solutions
A subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., Hoover Container Solutions is a global company with specialized products, services and solutions for the storage and transportation of fluids, cargo and waste primarily to the energy and general industrial markets.  Hoover designs, manufactures, rents, sells and services a wide range of products including intermediate bulk containers, cargo carrying units, offshore containers, modular units, ISO tank containers, chassis, mud and waste skips, trash compactors, food grinders, slings and related equipment. Hoover’s services include tank cleaning, transportation, GPS asset tracking, remote liquid level monitoring, reconditioning, re-certification and online document storage. Hoover’s products meet the highest quality standards (DNV, EN, UN, IMO and others) and can be customized according to client specifications and needs.

About Container Company
Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, Container Company designs, supplies and services a full range of standard and bespoke cargo carrying units including chemical tanks, baskets, skips, workshops, mini, half height, closed top and freezer containers. Container Company maintains a wide range of CCU sizes with a large, readily-available inventory to meet its customers’ requirements and offers a full repair, maintenance and certification program. With a strong focus on quality, Container Company conducts final product inspections through its in-house test engineers to ensure all units exceed required safety and industry standards including BS7072, BS EN 12079 and DNV 2.7-1.

SOURCE: Hoover Container Solutions

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