Expro International Opens Offices in Houston

Expro Americas Inc, part of oilfield services provider Expro International Group, has completed its move into extensive new premises in Houston, housing world class facilities for its growing business in the Gulf of Mexico area. The multi-million dollar investment reflects the Group's long-term commitment to the Gulf of Mexico, and highlights the Group¹s expectations of increasing worldwide demand for its innovative portfolio of technologies.

The new development is located on West Sam Houston Parkway North in northwest Houston and will replace a number of the company¹s existing facilities located around the city, while also providing easy access to the International Airport for domestic and overseas visitors. The facilities include 10,000 sq ft of newly-built offices to house 60 staff and an additional 18,000 sq ft of workshop space. The latter has been designed to accommodate manufacturing and assembly requirements for the Group's Kinley and Tronic divisions and office space for QuantX Wellbore Instrumentation, its 50:50 joint venture with Baker Hughes Inc.

The new facility will provide a modern base for the manufacture, repair and field support of Kinley's Caliper and Power Tools operations.

The Group's Tronic subsea electrical connector business will benefit from a new office, assembly and test facility to support its growing business in the Americas. The ability to hold stock of finished connectors in the USA will dramatically reduce lead times for clients and at the same time increase Tronic's global manufacturing capability and resource.

The new facility will form the headquarters of QuantX's global business in providing permanent well monitoring services. It enables QuantX to put its Baker and Expro staff together under one roof, which will bring obvious advantages. QuantX will also house operational and equipment readiness capabilities at the new facility.

Commenting on the completion, Expro's President Western Hemisphere, Mark Thatcher, said: "This move into new facilities is a significant step for the company's growth, both in the Americas and internationally. The major investment reinforces our long term commitment to our customers in the Gulf of Mexico area and beyond." He added, "We believe having multiple product lines in the same facility will bring increased visibility and enhanced sales from our customers."