Archer Knight expands global footprint with move into Asia Pacific
02 April 2021
Energy market intelligence specialist Archer Knight has hailed launching its new Asia Pacific venture as a "major statement of intent”.
The Aberdeen-headquartered firm has announced the launch of Archer Knight (Asia Pac) Pte Ltd. Based in Singapore, the new entity will oversee all of Archer Knight’s operations in the region, including market intelligence provision and consultancy services.
Singapore is a global oil & gas hub and the Asia Pacific region includes a rapidly developing renewable energy sector. The expansion into this region is part of ambitious growth plans for Archer Knight, which include expanding the company’s global footprint into Asia and North America.
The company have engaged local consultancy firm Poseidon Consulting who have appointed Andrew Threlfall as regional director. Threlfall will work alongside Archer Knight’s senior management team to grow the new company. He is the former managing director of Hallin Manufacturing Services Pte Ltd and has been based in Singapore for over 14 years.
He said: "I’ve been impressed with Archer Knight’s offering for some time, so when the opportunity arose to work as part of the regional leadership team and help build the business here, I had no hesitation.
"There are exciting times ahead and I hope to use my regional knowledge to assist the group in bringing its market intelligence expertise to a wider audience.”
Mike Watson, Archer Knight co-founder and Executive Director, will manage the entity from a Group perspective, supporting operations from the UK. He spent two years working as a general manager in Singapore for an offshore contractor.
He said: "Having someone of Andrew’s calibre on board helps us accelerate our strategic plans. It also a major statement of our intent to bring a local service to the region which we believe will better serve our growing client base throughout the Asia Pacific region.
"This region includes several companies with assets and services focused on international utilisation. Our granular approach, together with our focus on pursuit planning means clients can access costeffective assessments on international market opportunities.”
He added: "More and more of the companies we work with have Asia Pacific divisions. The way we provide data to our current clients in the region has been well received. I built up a number of strong business relationships in the region and I’m excited to be able to work there again."
Last year, Archer Knight launched its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform Flowline with is now an integral part of the Alliance Market Intelligence (AMi) subscription service. The energy market intelligence software gives business granular insight on sectors including offshore wind and subsea oil and gas. Subscribers can access data giving them a detailed real-time view of the market and helping them target the best winnable business opportunities.