Overseas office in Toronto, Canada
After having opened its own office in Houston, Texas in 1994, Brunel enlarges the foundation for its global network of offices in 1996 by acquiring two companies in Toronto, Canada. The demand for the temporary placement of high-grade technical specialists is growing in Canada, and Brunel has the ideal system to exploit this market. The establishment of an office in Canada will serve two purposes: to capture a permanent position in the local temporary employment market and to create an important base of operations for Brunel Energy that serves the international oil and gas sector. Brunel Canada has been displaying steady growth since 1996 and is still a permanent part of Brunel's international network of offices.
Brunel starts operations in Asia
Brunel's international expansion continues undiminished. Its activities, particularly the services that Brunel Energy provides to the international oil and gas sector, necessitate establishing offices in the Eastern Hemisphere. This step to the other side of the world marks a new phase in Brunel's existence. The acquisition of Oil Tools in Singapore provides the first location, but this is just the first of many offices that will be opened in Asia and Australia over the next few years. Even so, the Singapore entity still plays a leading role in the operations in the Eastern Hemisphere.
In the international labour market, Germany has always been a different story. Several factors converge to put Germany far behind other countries in developing a flexible labour market. This is exactly why many major temporary employment companies have avoided operating in Germany. Brunel, however, has its own view of the future. Unlike other companies, it sees long-term opportunities here. The first of many offices opened here in 1996. Brunel becomes well established in all the major industrial segments. Profits generated by Brunel's Germany activities steadily rise; Brunel Germany will become an important strategic cornerstone for Brunel as an international group.