We’re pleased to announced OTAQ’s Chile division has acquired a larger office space following a number of project wins, also resulting in the creation of several new positions.
The 100m2 office space, three times the size of the previous office, will accommodate the team of five, an increase from a headcount of two in just 12 months. Future team growth throughout the remainder of 2020 is also expected as we continue our drive for growth, developing our range of marine technology products.
OTAQ’s specialist product range is ideally suited to specialist Chilean sectors, especially mining and oil and gas. The highly innovative company first opened its Chile base in July 2016, providing services in Aquaculture, specifically SealFENCE and SealFENCE portable, with plans to introduce the wider range of standard OTAQ products to the Chilean market.
Phil Newby, Chief Executive Officer, OTAQ Group, said: “Having established the OTAQ name and our products in Chile, we’re delighted to be moving into a bigger space which will allow us to expand our capabilities. The move to larger premises now sets the stage for us to establish a full-service offering in Chile over the coming years.”
OTAQ Group’s Chief Operations Officer, Steve Burns who heads up the Chile office, said: “This is fantastic news for the group and shows our continued commitment and confidence in the region. Our team in Puerto Montt have done a truly excellent job getting the new facility up and running so quickly.”
Offering world class technology for aquaculture, OTAQ has 36 staff members across the four worldwide locations; Puerto Montt in Chile and Lancaster, Aberdeen and Ulverston in the UK.
OTAQ will be at stand B327 at Aqua Sur, the largest international aquaculture exhibition in the southern hemisphere, which will take place in Puerto Montt, Chile from 3-5 March 2021.