Beharry Group in tri-country partnership to develop local engineers, technicians
The Beharry Group has teamed up with international technology specialists in a tri-country partnership with the United Kingdom-headquartered XL Group and AtlanticXL from Canada to train local engineers and technicians to deliver world-class services across varied sectors.
Through the subsidiary Beharry Energy Holdings, the Group signed the agreement on Wednesday in Georgetown, signalling the formal start of a partnership that will see the development of locals and the introduction of 30 years of tested technology solutions.
The agreement was signed by Chief Executive Officer of XL Group Colin Laird, Chairman of the Beharry Group Anand Beharry and Chief Operating Officer of AtlanticXL Karen Winsor.
In brief remarks, Beharry said it was a tremendous pleasure to welcome the international giants in technology solutions to Guyana and to enter into a partnership that will see more services added to the growing local market and Guyanese trained appropriately to deliver on those products and services.
“…this positions us to be able to offer a wide range of solutions to industries across Guyana and the Caribbean in a tech space not yet fully served in our regions,” he added.
With operations across the globe, the XL Group comprises a number of companies with diverse yet complementary expertise. Drawing from a wide range of technological disciplines, the organisation specialises in the provision of integrated solutions for safety systems and process control, data management, telecommunications, business critical IT, commercial vehicle, mobility and building lifts.
CEO Laird said the company has been visiting Guyana for the past five years and has witnessed the growth and improvement of the country.
He said with certainty that this will continue, the company was keen to contribute in meaningful ways.
“It’s immensely pleasing to join with the Beharry Group,” he said while boasting of the company’s global presence and long history of success at business.
Similar to the agreement signed with the Beharry Group, the company has entered into similar partnerships in Canada, Kenya and the UAE.
“Essentially… we want to develop a team of local people across all the technology so that every industry here will have the opportunity to grow and provide services,” Laird noted.
The Caron Hawco Group out of Canada was identified for its role in identifying the synergies between the two companies and did work to put the partnership together along with the Guyana/Canada Chamber of Commerce.
The company hopes that with Beharry’s wealth of business and local experience and XL’s industry knowledge, there will be great opportunities to come from the partnership.