2014 has been a very successful year for Mirage; as we expanded our offices, launched new products and been recognised in the business community for our efforts. Here's a summary of what Mirage has achieved in the past 12 months.
Derby HQ expansion
To accommodate continuing growth, Mirage acquired 5000 sq ft of new office premises in September, adjacent to the existing engineering headquarters. The new space facilitates the extension of its manufacturing and service operations workshop to 17,000 sq ft. Read more here.
Mirage has also increased staff numbers by 15% response to meet the rising demands for products.
New international facility
Mirage opened up their first permanent base outside of the UK, for their new subsea division this year.
Located in Houston, USA, the move has meant that the company's subsea product range has expanded as a result. This includes new casing cutting tools, ROV technology and diamond wire saws. Read more on the expansion here.
Pipe cutting machines launched
Rising fabrication and maintenance project activity, including works on wellhead, riser and caisson assemblies, has significantly increased demand from construction yards, operators and dutyholders for new pipecutting technologies across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
To respond to this need, Mirage launched a split frame pipe cutting range (MSF), alongside a Diamond Wire Saw (MDSW) range for subsea activities earlier this year. Find out more on the new range here.
Global events presence
Mirage used 2014 to introduce their products to new markets by visiting industry events around the world. This included AOG in Australia at the start of the year and Offshore Korea held in Busan, and OSEA in Singapore this month.
Mirage also showcased their portable machine tools to potential customers across South East Asia, North America and other events in the UK.
First ever factory open day
Mirage's first ever factory open day took place in September at the Derby HQ. Hosting over 40 customers from around the world, Mirage put on all-day demonstrations of flange facing machines, portable drills and pipe cutters.
To see what else happened at the open day, click here to view the blog.
The next 12 months...
After an exciting 2014, this has set Mirage up for an exciting New Year with announcements about future office openings and expanding product ranges.
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