Warrington-headquartered BGEN, a specialist, multi-discipline engineering services business, has launched an international operation.
Based in Lagos, Nigeria, an experienced management team have been appointed to oversee growth and use homegrown talent to deliver local and international client projects.
The operation aims to meet an increase in demand from major global companies requiring bespoke mechanical and electrical engineering services in Africa.
Robin Whitehead, chief executive at BGEN, said: “On the back of decades of successful project experience in the continent, the launch of an African operation was the next logical step for the business.
“We have strong demand from our existing client base for support in Africa, and I’m confident the diverse, experienced management team will achieve great things in terms of sustainably growing the business through the employment of local resource.
“As a company, it’s important we support the people and communities within which we operate.”
BGEN International will provide a range of mechanical and electrical services.
These include design and management, HVAC and building services, instrumentation and control systems, LV assemblies and system integration, LV/MV power distribution, piping systems and steel fabrication.
The company will initially support its existing and new Nigerian-based clients along with those based in countries including Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya.
The operation will be headed up by a senior management team including Vinnie Edge (international & strategic business director at BGEN), Don Foy (managing director at BGEN International, Nigeria) and Bolaji Sofoluwe (chair of BGEN International, Nigeria).
BGEN International was officially opened on 18 November at an event in Lagos attended by customers and prospects alongside African and UK government officials.