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To be awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade a
company must show a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three
consecutive 12-month periods, to a level which is outstanding for the products and
services concerned, and for the size of the organisation.
As the UK’s most prestigious business accolades, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
highlight outstanding achievement in the fields of innovation, international trade and
sustainable development. Established in 1965, they are the highest official UK awards for British businesses. HCS Control Systems successfully demonstrated to the judging panel that its strategic diversification into new growth markets and geographies across the globe deserved recognition at the very highest level.
Brett Lestrange, HCS's Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade represents an independent validation of our achievements. We are extremely proud of this award, for a small company like HCS to receive such recognition is fantastic. Over the last few years we have worked hard to successfully expand our international client base, highlighting our commitment to high quality, cost competitive products and being responsive to our customers' needs.
Although the oil and gas service and supply industry is in a crisis at present, our international client base has afforded us some respite from the worst of the downturn, and continues to position us to capture the upturn when the industry gets back to work.
While investment in the North Sea is likely to decline, the impact will hopefully be offset in part by growing supply chain opportunities in export markets.
The company has become less reliant on the North Sea Oil & Gas industry over the last two or three years, and 'international exports' to some degree has become a saviour for HCS during the current decline.”
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is presented as one of the best events to gain technical knowledge and make valuable contacts. OTC is where energy professionals meet every year to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. More than 90,000 professionals from 120+ countries are estimated to be there this year.
Product Design and Manufacture: HCS Control Systems specialises in the design, in-house manufacture, assembly, test & servicing of equipment for the subsea industry worldwide. Our systems include direct hydraulic production systems, installation and workover (IWOCS) systems, subsea distribution units, and the complete range of topside equipment for deployment and handling of umbilical systems.
HCS has specialist in-house processes such as orbital welding, and offer full FAT test and full subsea SIT activities within our design and manufacturing facility in Glenrothes.
Product Rental: In addition to our manufacturing capability, HCS provides a portfolio of high quality rental equipment to markets throughout the world, manufactured and inspected to the highest compliant standards and backed-up by first class service and support.
Services and Manpower: HCS Control systems are ready to support its clients around the world 24/7 with specialised hydraulic control and fluid cleanliness workshops and certified personnel. Our services team is built up of hydraulic, mechanical and also electrical technicians that can be utilised globally onshore as well as offshore. As part of the service team we have a dedicated team of small bore tubing technicians which include welders and pipe fitters.
Dual Certification: ATEX and IECEx IWOCS Equipment: HCS Control Systems are a certified OEM manufacturer for topsides IWOCS and related systems to both the CE ATEX Directives and the IECEx International Standards. HCS are one of the very few global companies able to design, manufacture and certify IWOCS and related systems.
Aberdeen (Sales Office): +44 (0)1224 937 560
Glenrothes (Design and Manufacturing Facility): +44 (0)1592 770 786
With over 8,500 visitors recorded last year, Subsea Expo is now regarded as the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference with visitors from nearly 40 countries around the world, including Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and China.
“Subsea Expo provided HCS a great opportunity to show off its products, services and capabilities to everyone around the world. The show was very well attended as usual and once again delivered great opportunities to see what is developing in the oil & gas and subsea industry. The three days were very positive for HCS, and many enquiries were received from new and existing clients.” – Colin Milne, Sales Director.
In-Brief: HCS Control Systems specialises in the design, in-house manufacture, assembly, test & servicing of equipment for the subsea industry worldwide. Our systems include direct hydraulic production systems, installation and workover (IWOCS) systems, subsea distribution units, and the complete range of topside equipment for deployment and handling of umbilical systems.