Internationally known and highly regarded subsea technology firm, Bennex, has just moved into a purpose-built new unit at The Enterprise Park, Forres.
The company, which already has offices in Aberdeen and Nairn, has taken occupation of a 3,000 square foot, light manufacturing unit provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), owner of the Enterprise Park.
Four new jobs have been created by the move and another four workers are expected to be taken on within the next 12 months.
Bennex is recognised throughout the world as a key supplier of components, systems and services to the subsea oil and gas industry and also to the fishing and aquaculture industries.
It is intended to make the new unit the ‘global hub’ for Bennex’s aquaculture products which include subsea cameras.
Chris Hyde, aquaculture technical sales manager with Bennex, said: “We will be moving in over the next couple of weeks, with a target for us to be up and running and completely operational by the end of May.”
The arrival of the company has delighted HIE officials who say they are pleased to be able to support such a highly innovative firm supplying a specialist market and employing highly skilled people.
HIE area development manager Howell Davies said: “Part of our Moray 2020 strategy and also of the Government’s economic strategy is to develop modern infrastructure in the area.
“We are pleased to have completed this unit and to have been able to attract such a prestigious company as Bennex. They are offering high quality jobs which