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KT Hydraulics expands into Middle East

KTH Middle East Ltd

Having built a global reputation for the design and supply of complex hydraulics systems from its base in the North of England, KTH has now taken the decision to expand operation by launching a new venture in Bahrain.

“We have shipped many systems out to the Middle East over the years, but always as part of a contract for European customers. We now feel that the time is right to launch our own business in the region to both support our existing installations and to be able to provide representation and technical support on a local level”, explains managing director Richard Ellis.

Steven Leybourne, Senior Vice President Middle East & Africa, who heads up the new venture, is convinced that there is a great opportunity for the business in the region. The oil industries of the Middle East and Africa have the same needs for seal and lube systems plus other complex hydraulic systems that KTH is currently supplying to its European based customers. With a bespoke product such as ours, you have to have a strong presence on the ground in the region if you are to succeed and with the launch of our Middle East venture we are in an excellent position to take a lead in this sector.”

Enquiries in the MEA region should be directed to;

Steven Leybourne +973 391 31031 steven.leybourne@kthydraulics.com

 

Steven Leybourne is the senior vice president for the Middle East & Africa for KT Hydraulics.

Receiving his formal training and qualifications in automation and Ccontrol during an extensive indentured apprenticeship with the Mersey Training Board in the UK. Steven has over 40 years’ experience working within the oil, gas, petrochemical and mining sectors in regions including the North Sea, Arabian Gulf and Southern Africa.

Specializing in very large green field project engineering, design, commissioning, process simulation, training and service support, during his career in automation Steven has held senior roles with blue chip automation & control companies such as; - Honeywell, Emerson, Triconex and Yokogawa. Steven has extensive plant process experience working for oil, gas and gold mining companies such as BAPCO, Aramco, ADMA OPCO, PDO, GENCOR and Soekor - Mossgas.

After 30 years in control & automation, Steven decided it was time for a change of scenery and moved into mechanical manufacturing development. With the latest technologies his background in automation gels nicely with the requirements of modern hydraulic engineering. Steven recently created a 100% foreign investment mechanical manufacturing business and facility in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, producing specialized hydraulic skids for turbine and compressor OEMs and qualifying the facility to meet all the required criteria to allow full supply to Aramco.

Steven currently resides in the Kingdom of Bahrain with his wife Sara where he is now establishing a Middle East and African presence for KT Hydraulics and can be contacted as shown below.

 

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