GQS expand with STR Integrity Assurance Acquisition
Envoy and Partners are delighted to have acquired a majority share in STR Integrity Assurance based in Traralagon Victoria, Australia.
STR are a premium service provider in inspection, welding quality control, and welding supervision, STR will add further Technical expertise and geographical reach within the Asia Pacific market where GQS (global quality services) already have offices in Perth, Western Australia and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Both owners, and founders, Ray Sutton and Shaun Tosch will continue to run the business in Victoria offering their clients best in class Vendor Inspection services complimented by Welding Quality Services.
GQS Managing Director David Cross Commented:
“This has been the conclusion of a discussion which kicked off in 2018 when both parties worked on the same Pipelay assignment, Offshore in Western Australia. We are really delighted that STR have joined our group and both Ray and Shaun have amazing experience and skills which can only be good for both GQS and our clients adding their capability and reputation to our already worldwide offering should see us enter new markets with a truly unique offering, we look forward to working with the STR guys and the future for everyone in GQS looks extremely exciting.”
Envoy Group Managing Partner Iain MacGregor adds
“ STR is an important bolt on to our Quality Inspection business GQS. It further enhances the companies international reach as well as opening up new onshore markets away from Oil & Gas.”
STR will be rebranded to GQS Victoria and we look forward to hearing more news on the development of this new platform in the near future.