Leighton O’Brien Launches Center of Excellence in Ghana, Africa
Leading supplier of fuel analysis technology, Leighton O’Brien, in collaboration with Universal Engineering & Consultancy Services, has launched a center of excellence in Ghana that will provide local resources, support and training to improve and expand the provision of services to petroleum marketing companies (OMCs) in the region.
The shared facility will be based at Universal Engineering’s headquarters in Accra, Ghana, where Leighton O’Brien will employ and train local professionals to provide sales and technical support, training and report writing services on the ground for Universal’s large retail fuel customer base. .
Angela Wisdom, chief revenue officer of Leighton O’Brien, said the center of excellence reflects the company’s commitment to the region and focuses on providing fuel management software and services, testing, cleaning and fuel management in partnership with Universal Engineering.
“Our investment in Ghana is a testament to the burgeoning growth opportunities in the region, particularly as environmental regulation and automation accelerates as fuel retailers seek efficient services and systems for maintenance, compliance and inventory management.
“The Center of Excellence will make a huge difference in our common ability to provide essential support in terms of technical expertise and rapid processing of reports for existing clients, and will provide a springboard for new growth opportunities.
“Universal Engineering is a trusted and recognized service provider with a solid reputation in the industry. We are extremely proud to work with them to launch this installation, ”Ms. Wisdom said.
Universal Managing Director Richard Atalobra said: “As we seek to expand our services to other African countries, support in a local time zone will be essential. The Center of Excellence provides a platform to scale at an accelerated pace in other markets such as Togo, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Sierra Leone while leveraging our capabilities for our existing customer base.
Universal Engineering is a key licensed service partner of Leighton O’Brien, providing full installation, equipment maintenance, environmental compliance and fuel cleaning services for the nation’s leading fuel retailers.
Using Leighton O’Brien’s leak detection testing technology, Universal completes an integrity testing program comprising more than 1,800 sites across Ghana for the National Petroleum Authority, which aims to develop a comprehensive database test dates and UST status for compliance monitoring and follow-up testing. .
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