2020 African Business Excellence Awards

12 MEA MARKETS / African Business Excellence Awards 2020 , Best Specialist Engineering Services Firm 2020 - West Africa & Distinction Award for Component Manufacturing & Fabrication 2020 Harlequin International (Gh.) Limited Themining industry inGhana is one that has gone fromstrength to strength in the last fewyears, presenting an amazing opportunity for industries in that sector. Harlequin International (Gh.) Limited is one of the firms that have thrived, championing amazing standards across the sector. With an unwavering commitment to quality, they areworthywinners in this year’s African Excellence Awards.We profile the firmto find outmore. Since commencing operations in 1998, Harlequin International has become a byword for quality in Ghana’s flourishing mining sector. They have become recognized as one of the premier facilities for engineering and hydraulics in the region, which has kept the team in immensely high demand. With just over twenty years of hard-won experience behind them, there is very little that the team cannot do. The team operate in the mining, ports and harbors, power generation and agriculture industries, offering invaluable support in each sector. Their products have a reputation for excellence, with the team manufacturing and repairing precision components. Harlequin International operates to global standards, and the firm was the first of its kind to be awarded with ISO 9001: 2008 certification in Ghana. The commitment to quality hasn’t changed in the last twenty years, and Harlequin International remains a market leader thanks to the tremendous scope of its engineering and hydraulic services. The team’s reputation has allowed them to become the authorized dealer for a number of international brands, ranging from high pressure hydraulic equipment, hoses, fittings, pumps; tubing, adapters; storage and racking workshop solutions; fluid coupling, hydraulic coupling; general tooling, hand tools, power tools; and general mechanical engineering and hydraulic components. The heart of the firm is its workshops, where every item is produced with impressive care and attention. The team can produce a variety of different items to suit specific needs, able to provide clients with services that range from general engineering and machining all the way through to full hydraulic repair. The team’s knowledge in hydraulics is second to none, which is why they are often called upon to perform specialized work such as the repair, assembly and testing of hydraulic cylinders, pumps and motors. With these facilities available to the team, it’s little surprise that the management has broadened its horizons in recent years. The establishment of Harlequin Oil and Gas, a wholly owned indigenous subsidiary, provides specialized services such as turnkey welding and fabrication of both topside and subsea equipment to the upstream oil and gas industry. The team have been able to apply their skills with great success, and have completed multiple projects for multinational oil service companies such as FMC Technologies, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) and Maersk Drilling. Jul20492 One of the aspects that sets Harlequin International apart is its commitment to the creation of job opportunities within the local community. The team employs a considerable number of permanent staff from the Western Region of Ghana, and sponsors development programs that train fresh graduates, young engineers and technicians in various competencies annually. Over 90% of the staff are Ghanaians, a fact which truly sets the team apart from the competition. The team appeals to a broad spectrum of users across the region and beyond. Industry depends on the work that they undertake. As the business has flourished, this has created the opportunity to move beyond Ghanaian borders into new environments. The team have already achieved great things with Burkina Mining SA and Nordgold in Burkina Faso, but are looking to other Sub-Saharan African countries for new possibilities. The future seems bright for the team at Harlequin International, with a strong team in place ready and willing to push the business to new and exciting heights. Over the years it has become an invaluable resource, but its continued impact on the industry at large is sure to see the firm become an institution. Company: Harlequin International (Gh.) Limited Name: Faustina Arjarquah Web Address: www.hit-gh.com

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