Weir completes KOP acquisition

Weir Oil & Gas, an upstream provider of pressure pumping and pressure control equipment and services, has completed its acquisition of KOP Surface Products, a provider of advanced pressure control wellhead technologies, systems and services. The acquisition reflects Weirs commitment to global expansion, with a significant focus on Asia Pacific.

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The acquisition has an enterprise value of US$114 million.

Since opening the first wellhead manufacturing facility in Dubais Jebel Ali Free Zone a short while ago, we have continued to expand our global reach by supporting our customers, no matter where the job takes them, said Weir Oil & Gas president Paul Coppinger.

Our ability to manufacture products nearby is only part of the equation. We must continue to support customers through the service and products we provide. Acquiring KOP underlines that commitment and strengthens our promise to operators in this vital region.

KOP has a long history and leading market positions in South East Asia, with a strong emerging business in the Middle East. KOP employs 450 people and is a provider of wellheads, surface trees, valves, actuators and aftermarket services for the oil and gas industry.

The business is headquartered in Singapore and has a manufacturing facility in Batam, Indonesia, in addition to a network of sales and service offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia and India. KOP’s current management team will continue to lead the business, reporting into Weirs Oil & Gas division.

From a technology, service and talent standpoint, this is an excellent fit and we look forward to our future together as a combined organisation, said KOP Surface Products chief executive Gordon Cameron. We see this as a substantial opportunity to offer more to our customers and prospects in the region. No doubt, we are stronger together.

Gordon Cameron will continue to serve as president and report into Paul Coppinger as Oil & Gas Division president.

Weir Oil & Gas is part of The Weir Group PLC. Founded in 1871, Weir is one of the worlds leading engineering businesses with 14,000 people operating in more than 70 countries.