Eastern launches Oil and Gas division

Ipswich-based supplier of specialist hose and accessories, Eastern, has stepped up its expansion strategy with the launch of a specialist Oil and Gas division, led by Chris Lee.

Operations Manager, Chris Lee (pictured), who joins from Specialised Management Services, heads the team, and will use his expertise in the offshore industry to drive the company’s ambitious growth plans.

He brings over two decades’ expertise to the role and has industry knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical control systems.

Matthew Gissing, MD for Eastern, said: “The addition of Chris to the team greatly increases the value we deliver to our customers, many of whom have trusted Eastern for hydraulic hoses for over 20 years. His expertise expands what we can deliver in the tightly regulated offshore industry.”

Chris Lee said: “There is a huge market for consolidated hose solutions in oil and gas and Eastern is in a great position to capitalise on this. I know first-hand how frustrating it can be to work with multiple suppliers and we’re proud to offer a single source solution, including hose, components and fittings, plus maintenance, installation and test services, combined with a first-class customer service.”

The launch of the Oil and Gas Division is the most recent addition to the Eastern portfolio, which also includes OEM Brands (custom kits), Hygiene and a 24/7 Onsite service.