Tracerco: North East business with global reach

December 7, 2018

Industrial technology company Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey plc, is celebrating 60 years of success this year. Growing the business from Billingham’s ICI plant to 22 facilities around the world, the organisation now employs 400 people

Specialists in detection, diagnostics and measurement solutions, Tracerco aims to drive technical innovation and bring significant benefits to customers in the global oil, gas and process industries through the delivery of a range of products and services.

But while the organisation places importance on technology, services and innovation, managing director Jon Tate believes that it is the people that are intrinsic in making the organisation a success.

Jon says: “We aren’t afraid to push boundaries in innovation – but that wouldn’t be possible without a fantastic team, the majority of which are employed in the North East.

“Our people are world renowned for their professionalism, creativity and expertise, and while we now operate globally, we pride ourselves on providing opportunities right here in the region where it all started.

“We recruit a multitude of people each year, with an abundance of different skills. We encourage our people
to really get involved with the business. They should enjoy working for us and always be striving to learn more – reaching out to their co-workers or our fantastic leadership team to further develop their skills.”

The organisation is continuing to evolve as their core markets do. As technology evolves with machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data and the internet of things, so Tracerco’s offerings will and in turn provide even more opportunities for their employees to shine.

Fiona Tray, HR director at Tracerco, says: “I can only reiterate Jon’s points. Our cultural values underpin everything we do and our people are at the absolute forefront. We place a strong emphasis on the importance of safety and ethics in the workplace to ensure our employees feel protected in all elements of their work.

“It’s only by developing this sense of community that we have been able to be as successful as we have. It would not have been possible without each and every one of our employees whether that be in Billingham, Houston or Kuala Lumpur.”

Tracerco has invested tens of millions of pounds in R&D, and has supported hundreds of clients in many countries across the world, including some of the industry’s biggest names.

Jon continues: “We look to treat our customers in the same way we treat our team – placing the people at the forefront while offering everything you’d expect from local service on a global level, delivering outstanding value and responding to their needs in a timely fashion.”

Tracerco’s wide range of innovative technologies measure and characterise process conditions and diagnose operational problems across the petroleum industry ranging from reservoir through to refining. Tracerco’s specialist technologies are used to increase production, reduce operating costs and optimise shutdown programmes.

Fiona explains: “The recruitment and development of high calibre people is vital to our future success. To keep the business growing we are always searching for talented, ambitious individuals with skills in a multitude of areas, from engineering to finance, operations to research and development.”

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