IMES International Continue Vital Support to UK’s Ministry of Defence with New Devonport Facility

IMES International’s Plymouth Service Centre has moved to a new facility. Formerly located in Saltash, East Cornwall the team have moved less than 8 miles to Devonport where they are settling into their larger, more equipped facility.

The site has undergone a £100k overhaul and the team will benefit from additional workspace, the purpose-designed facility is now ready for technical overhauls of winches, davits and other back deck and industrial lifting machines. With a more central location providing easier access to key clients.

Following their acquisition by Aberdeen-based Pryme Group in August 2021, IMES International have been on an upward trajectory. The relocation of the Plymouth Service Centre is the latest in a series of business improvement activities, having recently invested in new employees to drive forward the business’ strategic plans including: Business Development Manager, Keith Johnson, QHSE Manager, Robert Shand and Technical Service Manager, Stan Stanley.  

The IMES International leadership team have confidence in the new facility, with crucially more space and capabilities, the team will be able to offer a range of tailored training courses which will include their innovative LESMS platform; the platform provides clients with an online database to manage the compliance of their lifting equipment assets.

For over 20 years, IMES International have enjoyed a positive working relationship with the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Tier 1 contractors such as Babcock, BAE Systems, A&P Falmouth, Camell Laird and fleet management clients such as Serco Marine Services. This move puts them within 1 mile of Devonport Royal Dockyard, the largest naval base in Western Europe, and able to service all overhaul requirements for these and other marine clients

Glenn Ward, Director of Engineering and Inspection at IMES International comments, “We have ambitious growth plans for the Plymouth team and for those plans to come to fruition we needed to provide them with a much bigger, more equipped site to evolve their client offering whilst still maintaining existing servicing and compliance inspection commitments. In time, this move will allow us to invest in our team and bring more jobs to the area; we have already committed to rolling out our apprenticeship programme as we understand the importance of investing time and knowledge in the next generation.

“We have a positive reputation for servicing and maintaining lifting equipment and we plan to expand this offering to other applications including hydraulic systems and electrical motors. Now the time is right and we have the expertise to do so. I am excited to see the team grow into their new premises and support them every step of the way.”

The new facility is now operational, and the team will host an open day in Spring next year, to register early interest sign up here:  


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