Optima Group strengthens global lead with specialist acquisition
Optima Group, a global leader in Explosive Threat Mitigation, has acquired Fellows International and has thereby grown its capabilities to include Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Risk Mitigation and further strengthened its commercial and operational offering.
Renowned for developing and delivering operational capabilities that have cleared millions of square metres of explosive threats from conflict stricken regions across the world, Optima sees significant growth potential in Fellows’ specialism in maritime Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). This is highlighted by Fellows’ recent purchase of a world leading underwater UXO disposal system for seabed clearance.
With this acquisition, Fellows now has complete access to the full resources within Optima to grow its market share of UXO Risk Mitigation and maritime EOD. Since the acquisition, Optima has invested heavily in Fellows by procuring new offices, new equipment, new vehicles and recruiting staff to deliver the best level of service to its clients.
Keith Hammond, CEO of Optima said: “We are delighted to have Fellows onboard. The team’s expertise in the world of maritime EOD is a major boost to Optima’s aim of clearing explosive threats from regions all over the world, whether on land or at sea.”
Andy Ward, General Manager of Fellows added: “This is a really exciting time for Fellows as we build upon the company’s existing reputation and move forward to offer more land and maritime EOD services to existing and new clients. We’ve seen some really positive changes already and the modernisation process and access to Optima’s full range of resources will allow us to increase the scale and capability of our services while maintaining our high levels of professionalism.”
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