The HR, competence and training specialist Mintra Group said it has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge.
The move will bring both Aberdeen operations together to offer learning and competency systems and services to customers in the oil and gas, maritime, aviation, construction and energy sectors.
With a turnover of around £15 million, Mintra employs more than 100 people globally and is backed by investor The Riverside Company. Atlas delivers digital learning solutions to safety critical industries, employing 39 people with revenues of around £5 million.
The acquisition results in a combined roster of over 1,000 customers across 130 countries. As a result of the deal, 500 courses in 20 languages will now be available. Mintra said it anticipates in excess of 750,000 courses being accessed next year with growth and expansion into new sectors and geographies.
The company noted it is also planning for investment in new technologies including advanced training and assessment techniques.
Scott Kerr, CEO of Mintra Group, said, “We are continuously looking ahead to improve the learner experience and the acquisition follows substantial investment in the last year in expanding our maritime and international course libraries. Combining these with the Atlas portfolio enhances our support to standards bodies, regulators and corporate customers whilst helping more than a million learners to develop their skills and stay safe.”
With offices in Aberdeen, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Dubai and Singapore, Mintra offers a full suite of services from HR, rotation and payroll to workforce development and management tools. Over 150 offshore and maritime customers use its HR systems on thousands of vessels and 150,000 seafarers and personnel on offshore installations are paid through its OCS HR system. The firm’s training portal has almost 1 million registered users.