Based in Rio de Janeiro, the partnership will facilitate comprehensive support for the shipping, energy, and oil & gas markets in Brazil, and across Latin America.
Founded in 1997 with a focus on environmental issues and the support of marine, oil & gas exploration and production, BRAeMar will be the sole representative agency for Unique Group in the region.
Unique Group’s Survey Equipment, Diving & Life Support, and Buoyancy & Ballast divisions will predominantly service customers in this region through the newly established partnership with a focus on enhancing accessibility and visibility.
The new operations will be managed by João Araujo, COO of BRAeMar. With more than 20 years in the Oil & Gas industry, holding executive positions with key players, João will lead the operations of BRAeMar in Brazil.
Commenting on the partnership, Syed Taqvi, Regional Vice President – Americas, at Unique Group, said: “The partnership between Unique Group and BRAeMar is a step in the right direction for both companies as it creates an amplified service offering to clients in the Latin American market. The strategic venture is significant for Unique Group’s American operations as it extends our reach and will enable us to be more accessible to customers in the region and facilitate a closer, stronger relationship with our clients.”
Hilton Queiroz, Managing Partner of BRAeMar, said: “We’re pleased about this association with Unique Group, which operates across some of the fastest growing markets globally and has a vital understanding of the dynamics in those regions. With Latin America being projected as a major player in the energy industry over the next few years, our partnership will only help extend our product range considerably within the shipping and oil & gas industries, both locally and internationally.
“The driving forces in our business and our growth are the experience we’ve gained in negotiating complex contracts, our profound knowledge of the energy market in Brazil, and our understanding of commercial value.”