Systems development company Absoft, has become the latest recruit to join the range of technology-driven companies based at the Aberdeen Acience & Technology Park (ASTP).
Absoft, formed in 1991, has moved into Crombie Lodge on the ASTP from Huntly Street, with the intention of developing its facilities for software development and support services to the oil and gas industry within the new premises.
The company specialises in developing and tailoring software to meet clients’ needs, and is the only Scottish-based firm offering expertise to carry out the customisation and implementation of the increasingly widely-used SAP application software. SAP provides integrated software capable of supporting the entire spectrum of an organisation’s business functions, including purchasing, financial accounting, logistics and maintenance.
Having doubled in size, in terms of both staff and turnover over the last year, Absoft intends to expand further in 1996. Its move to the ASTP is a key part of the company’s business development plans, as Derek Reid, one of Absoft’s directors, explained:
“We aim to provide our oil and gas sector clients with professional, cost-effective services which bring real business benefits. We are committed to enhancing the quality and range of the services we offer, and the ASTP provides first class accommodation which will enable us to develop our in-house facilities and invite clients to our offices with confidence”.
Dr Gary Evans, director of the ASTP, welcomed Absoft’s decision to relocate to the Park: “The ASTP has attracted over 35 high growth and hi-tech companies which is an accolade in itself. Absoft is an excellent example of a small company that has gone through a period of significant growth and as it continues to expand, will begin to make a very real impact on the local