New Employees at QA Weld Tech

QA Weld tech Ltd, is celebrating £5 million of new orders and expanding both premises and staff numbers to deliver them. The new orders are for BP’s redevelopment of the Scheihallion field West of Shetland, the huge Ichthys LNG Project off the Westcoast of Australia, as well as in Brazil’s offshore pre-salt areas. These orders follow on from previous projects in the South China Sea, the Nile Delta and off the West coast of Africa. The increased workload has meant 12 new positions have been created in Production Management, Estimating,Welding Engineering and Quality Management and required the recruitment of additional welders, and CNC machinists.

Discussing the expansion, Managing Director, Charles Tighe said: “Three years ago we took on additional fabrication space and built a new two-story office block that, at the time, seemed almost too big for our needs. We’ve now filled that with new employees and have taken on further facilities to house shot-blasting equipment and fabrication bays for our Brazilian projects. The opportunities in Brazil are huge and that country is the focus of our first overseas expansion of the business with the development of QA Weld Tech Brazil. We also have plans to increase our machine shop capabilities, add further weld cladding equipment, and redevelop our pressure testing bays.”

QA Weld Tech appoints new Financial Director

Welding & Engineering Technologies Company, QA Weld Tech Ltd of Middlesbrough, has announced the appointment of Paul Langley to the position of Financial Director, effective immediately. Paul joined the Company six months ago as part of an ongoing plan to strengthen the management team of the 30 year old business. Previously, Paul spent 11 years at Corus, in a variety of senior finance roles covering business turnaround, financial improvement and market development. He brings a wide level of commercial and strategic experience, not only from the steel industry but also from previous roles within the Automotive, Electronics and Heavy Engineering sectors.

Regarding Paul’s appointment Managing Director, Charles Tighe said:
“We believe people are our key asset, and by identifying the right person for a key role, or developing the considerable talents that exist within the Company with ongoing training programmes , our aim is to build strength in depth. Paul’s years of experience with blue chip manufacturing businesses will further enhance our management resources and ensure we are well placed to take advantage of new opportunities in the future.”