Throughout its 23 years in the offshore oil & gas supplies business, HSE Supplies has diversified its business model into industrial and commercial electrical supplies and specialised contracting of key personnel to the offshore oil & gas industry.
“The foundation of our offshore business, which relies on supplying anything needed on a rig – from a nut and bolt to heavy duty electrical components – in a short turnaround time at a competitive price, created a service ethic that has found favour with industrial and commercial customers,” explains HSE’s Managing Director, Andy Pedersen.
“We pride ourselves on sourcing and supplying a whole gambit of equipment and spare parts to the offshore industry. This includes electrical equipment, hardware, firefighting, lifesaving and safety equipment, as well as rigging and lifting equipment.
“We are agents for and represent quality suppliers and well-known names in the offshore industry including Protecta, DBI Sala, Jallatte and Auda, so even the most demanding customers not only get unrivalled service, but top quality equipment to boot,” enthuses Pedersen.
HSE’s offshore business supplies clients throughout the African seaboard, as well as in locations as far afield as Korea and Australia, having established itself as a global supplier in the cut-throat business of marine procurement.
Their headquarters and vast stores stock holding are centrally-located in Paarden Eiland, a stones throw from Cape Town harbour, and in close proximity to road, rail and air transport for customers in locations further afield.
“On-shore our territory is encompasses the Western and Eastern Cape, where customers include food producers, manufacturers, heavy industry such as refineries, metros & municipalities and even academic establishments such as colleges and universities.”
“Our reputation for right first time, at the right price and equipment supply within 48 hours, has led to substantial growth in this sector,” says Pedersen.
HSE Supplies are not only known for their equipment procurement expertise – since 1996 when they established a Personnel Management Team, the firm have been recruiting, selecting, placing and managing specialised personnel for the offshore oil & gas environment.
“We are committed to employ only fully-indentured and skilled artisans, where each individual is fully screened and their experience checked prior to being placed in a client’s location,” says Pedersen. “Each placement is fully-guaranteed, and as an example, we have over 115 contract personnel working on offshore installations right now.”
The firm undertakes all aspects of specialised personnel placement including sourcing and recruitment, transportation and accommodation, planning and project management, and employee training.
HSE Supplies is Level 2 B-BBEE accredited and has offices in Saldanha and Pemba, Mozambique. This allows the company to service Mozambique’s and East Africa’s burgeoning oil and gas industry.