Hoover Container Solutions Inc. recently acquired Consult Supply AS, an offshore container provider based in Stavanger, Norway. The expansion into the Norwegian market will add to Hoover's existing locations in Australia, Malaysia, Brazil, Abu Dhabi and the United States.

The acquisition provides Hoover an additional channel to offer its range of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), offshore containers, cargo carrying units (CCUs), container workshops and ISO tank container products for the storage and transportation of chemicals, liquids and fluids.

Established in 1989, Consult Supply currently services the European and Asian offshore markets with chemical tanks, CCUs, baskets, mudskips and custom container workshops.

"Consult is proud to have built a strong company over the past 23 years, and we believe joining the Hoover Group of companies will allow Consult to become part of a global team," said Jan Sekse, general manager of Consult Supply. "The additional products, services, design and manufacturing capabilities that Hoover brings will only serve to provide a stronger offering for our customers in Norway."

The combination of the two companies creates an international energy and industrial equipment and service company that designs, manufactures, sells and rents a full range of containers. To support the diverse product range, Hoover offers a full range of services including cleaning, recertification, reconditioning, transportation, GPS asset tracking and remote tank liquid level monitoring.

"We are very pleased to welcome Consult Supply to the Hoover team," said Hoover CEO Donald W. Young. "Jan and his team will be a tremendous asset to Hoover as they add considerably to our already strong capabilities in the manufacturing, rental, service, design and technical expertise surrounding offshore containers."

For more information, visit www.HooverSolutions.com.