Aberdeen-based Triton Group is expanding its presence in Houston, making it the center of its production of specialist subsea equipment for the Americas. Triton group subsidiary Perry Slingsby Systems (PSS), which manufactures ROVs, is moving its production capability from Florida to its Houston facilities.
The Triton Group has expanded its accommodation on West Little York, Houston, from 5,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet (464.5 sq m to 2,787 sq m) in the last 18 months. The transfer of Florida production to Houston, to be undertaken in the next few months, will bring the total invested by Triton Group in the city to over US$2 million.
A new vice president to lead this restructuring of PSS in the United States has been appointed. Rory Satterfield, formerly vice president of operations at the Jupiter, Florida, facility and general manager of the Houston branch, will oversee the restructuring of the company to a more regional approach. The restructuring will also see executive management, finance, HR, IT, project management, QHSE and customer support services for the Americas operate out of Houston hub.
“Six of our companies are now based in West Little York providing equipment support, repair and refurbishment, project management, engineering, equipment assembly and commissioning allowing us to capitalize on the synergies and provide an integrated service to clients,” said Triton Group CEO Martin Anderson.
“Moving the PSS production and other functions from Florida to Houston, makes sound business sense from a client perspective, giving a more efficient and flexible manufacturing support base and ensuring we are closer to the customer in order to service their markets more effectively.”
A core team of engineering and software specialists will remain in the PSS facility in Jupiter to provide ongoing product and customer support. This team will also form a new Triton Technology Team which will be the hub for a group-wide technology strategy.