Lorien Engineering Solutions has launched an office in South Africa prompted by a growing demand in sub-Saharan Africa, appointing engineer and project manager Keegan Pather director of the Johannesburg-based operation.
Lorien managing director (group) Steve Slater commented: “This is another key appointment for us as international expansion is core to our business growth strategy.
“Keegan’s experience and expertise along with his knowledge of operating within the region makes him the ideal person to lead our growth strategy in Africa. We are already receiving new orders from within the SSA region and we are confident we can replicate the success we have had in both the UK and Poland.”
Headquartered in Burton-upon-Trent, UK with an office in Wroc?aw in Poland, Lorien specialises in capital projects for global brands in food and drink, brewing, life sciences, safety compliance and sustainability.
Pather said: “I’m excited to join Lorien at this time of international expansion and look forward to developing the business and our team within the region.
“Many of our customers, particularly in the brewing and food and drink industries, are looking to expand into the sub-Saharan Africa market. We will provide them with a feet on the ground presence and exceptional service for capex investment projects within this region.”
Slater was this year appointed to an international group role with US parent company GP Strategies, with responsibility for Lorien’s operations in the UK, Poland and South Africa.