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Williamson-Dickie acquires North East Rig Out Ltd

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Global workwear maker Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. has acquired North East Rig Out Ltd. (NERO), an Aberdeen, UK-based workwear manufacturer specialising in the oil and gas industry. Established in 1995, NERO is also a head-to-toe personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions provider. The acquisition was completed by Williamson-Dickie’s European division on July 18, 2014.

Competitive in the European oil and gas market

“Williamson-Dickie has been a part of the global oil and gas industry for decades, and this acquisition makes us even more competitive in the European market,” said Chairman and CEO Philip Williamson, Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. “I’m excited to add NERO to the stable of workwear solutions offered by WD to workers around the world.”

Design, embroidery and screen-printing

The latest addition to WD’s global product and service offering gives the company an experienced and quality workforce with a long service history in the region. NERO’s local manufacturing resources and in-house value added services – including design, embroidery and screen-printing – provide a full-service solution for Aberdeen-based petroleum customers.

“WD Europe has strategically and methodically added to its workwear offerings over the years, particularly in the oil and gas industry,” said Kirk Ehrlich, president of WD Europe. “NERO’s products and services function in tandem with and will incorporate logically into our existing assets. This is an important step in building a more complete workwear solution in the market.”

“In Aberdeen, the Williamson-Dickie European group will now include North East Rigout Ltd and World Wide Workwear which will continue to serve their existing trade customer base with their own respective NERO & WALLS branded products and services. Separately, Dickies Europe will remain a Distributor focused business supplying Dickies® branded products sold through its existing authorised Dealer network.“

Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

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