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UAE-based scaffolding and access solutions provider Technical Access Services (TAS) has released its new Eco-Deck which it states its customers will find more economic and efficient
Designed for the power, construction, as well as the oil and gas industries, the aluminium decking system promises quicker, more efficient assembly thanks to the fact it consists of just two parts: panel and prop.
TAS managing director Craig W Miller said, “It’s an advanced aluminium support system and because it’s aluminium it’s easier to construct, it’s easier to erect physically, and obviously it’s very high quality.”
Eco-Deck’s design has allowed for significantly more space below and among the decking, which in turn can be used for more storage or simply more space around on the site while the structure it is supporting cures.
TAS is only eight years old but already has over 800 personnel, offices across the UAE, and Miller is confident in the company’s ability to provide quality, safe, and technical scaffolding solutions.
Although the oil and gas sector still makes up the bulk of the company’s business, TAS is currently making a conscious effort to push the construction side of business.
“We have a very loyal client base at the moment, but we also see a lot of expansion in the civils and construction market,” said Miller. “There are a lot of benefits to be had there.”
He added, “Competition is fierce, particularly since Dubai won the Expo 2020 so there are a lot more projects popping up.”
When asked about the company’s main priority Miller was quick to underline the importance of safety.
“Our safety record is exemplary and we just expanded our safety department,” commented Miller. “We invest heavily in safety; it’s one key area that we take very seriously and we probably have a better track record than our peers.”
He added, “Our safety record is excellent, our technical ability is excellent and that’s how we sell.”
Being a young yet confident business, TAS has big plans for the future of the company. Plans are already under way to move beyond the UAE and open a new office in Singapore by the end of 2014.
Looking further ahead, Miller said he would like to see regional offices established in both Qatar and Oman over the next decade.
“When we kicked off eight years ago we were not taken too seriously with them [multinational scaffolding companies],” Miller said. “Now we’re taken very seriously, because they see us as a real rival and because we’re smaller we’re more dynamic and quicker to make decisions.”
He concluded, “Yes, there are multinational companies out there, but we are now on a par with them.”