Labtech Business Growth Sparks Move to RentAir Base

Labtech, a Centurion company that specialises in the provision of offshore modular enclosures for people and equipment, has moved its facilities to join RentAir’s base in Dyce, Aberdeen to successfully support its ever-growing operations.

The move was carried out on 22nd November, 2021 and saw all employees from Labtech – both office and yard staff – move to the RentAir facility, which also houses Centurion’s headquarters. The brands will be working alongside each other in the day-to-day running of the businesses, and will share the expansive workshop and yard facilities for preparing equipment and loading out to global customers.

By operating out of the same base, Labtech will be able to work more closely with RentAir and other Centurion brands, better serving customers by being able to offer a wider range of technical packaged services from across both businesses. Sharing facilities will also reduce costs and limit the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact between the two businesses.

LABTECH is taking part in the UK Government Kickstart Scheme

We are delighted to announce that LABTECH is taking part in the UK Government Kickstart Scheme, an initiative designed to give young people in the UK valuable work experience and life skills to assist them in their future endeavours.

After interviewing several young and enthusiastic candidates we have offered and subsequently started two new employees, Micha Swinton, who takes up the role as Trainee Office Administrator, and Kieran Gunn, who joins us as Trainee Yard Assistant.

Andy Watson, Business Development Manager at LABTECH said: “it’s an extremely exciting opportunity for Micha and Kieran to join the Specialist Services Group family, at a time that we have just expanded at LABTECH with the recent acquisition of HB Rentals assets, and we look forward to growth across the company. I know that the senior management team is extremely proud to be taking part in this scheme, assisting the next generation in gaining valuable experience.”

Specialist Services acquires rental assets of HB Rentals outside the Americas

Further to the continuous development and expansion of Specialist Services Group in Europe, Middle East and Asia, this month we have completed the acquisition of rental assets of HB Rentals outside the Americas for an undisclosed sum.

HB Rentals have serviced their clients with this fleet of offshore accommodation modules and Zone rated office modules from their two locations in Aberdeen in the UK and Abu Dhabi in the UAE. “That geographic footprint, as well as their high quality assets, are very similar to our own rental fleet, but we believe in the value add of acquiring a sizable quantity of 8 man offshore ABS certified accommodation modules. These units significantly increase our capacity to offer larger temporary living quarter solutions in Europe, Middle East and Asia,” said Ian Rogers, Chief Executive Officer at Specialist Services Group.

Along with the rental assets comes a series of new and existing customers, who have been renting these modular buildings from HB Rentals. These assets, contracts and customers are now all part of the Specialist Services Group business since Monday, 12th October 2020.

Specialist Services founding Director, Philip Bond, concluded: “I am pleased that we have bought these assets from HB Rentals. This will strengthen our rental business and having done it in the current market conditions says a lot about Specialist Services Group and our team.”

Christmas Appeal 2018

With Christmas only five weeks away, Labtech is supporting the Christmas Appeal organized by Original 106 radio to collect food items and winter-warming clothing for families in need in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. For this initiative, Labtech has been nominated as the drop off point.

So, from now until Thursday, 20th December 2018, you can bring your donations of non-perishable foods, toiletries, baby products and winter-warming clothes (must be brand new) to our office from Monday to Thursday, from 8 AM to 4 PM, or on Friday from 8 AM to 12 PM, at the following address:

Unit 2, The Bond Building
Howemoss Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate
Dyce, Aberdeen

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Johanne Pocock at +44 (0) 1224 337777 /

We would like to thank you in advance for your donations and wish you a Merry Christmas!

Labtech Team

LABTECH Open Day on 1st June 2018

We are glad to announce that we will be holding an Open Day on Friday, 1st June 2018, to celebrate Labtech Services Limited relocation from East Tullos to Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce, and to showcase the enhanced servicing and refurbishment capabilities we can now offer here in Aberdeen.

We would like to invite all our customers and business partner to join us on the day for a guided tour of our new facility and offer further insights into Labtech & Specialist Services, and how we can work with our customers to support their operational requirements.

During the day, we will have some of our hire units on display, including NORSOK Office units, Workshops and Accommodation units. Representatives from Specialist Services Group will also join us for this event and will address any questions you might have.

Brief event information:

  • Date: Friday, 1st June 2018
  • Time: Drop-in between 10:00 – 15:00
  • Location: Labtech Services Limited, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce, Aberdeen
  • Directions to our new facility can be found here –
  • We will also provide light refreshments / lunch

There will be also a raffle draw on the day for a Fitbit Charge2 and Amazon Echo. Just bring your business card to enter the draw.

Please RSVP to by Friday, 25th May 2018. Should any other members of your team or organisation wish to come along, please just indicate to us the number or forward this invite on to them.

Looking forward to see you there.

Labtech offers enhanced refurbishment services from new premises in Dyce

In response to improving market conditions in the Oil & Gas Industry and following an increasing demand for Modular Buildings rental and support services, Labtech Services Limited has relocated its facilities in Aberdeen, with enhanced refurbishment services.

“This change marks another important milestone at Labtech and Specialist Services Group. The currently improving market conditions in the industry are reflected in an increased demand for modular building rentals, service, maintenance and refurbishment works, as well as new builds. During the past two years, Labtech has been focused mainly on providing Modular Hire units for rental and service works, and in response to increased demands has now relocated to a larger facility in Aberdeen, from where we can offer enhanced refurbishment services to our clients,” said Ian Rogers, Chief Executive Officer at Specialist Services Group.

The new facility is located in The Bond Building on Howemoss Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce, and includes office space for the Labtech team, a workshop and a yard for our Modular Hire fleet storage, refurbishment, recertification and modification works.


“We already have the highest specification and newest Office Module fleet available anywhere in Europe and to support the increased demand we are experiencing for our Modular Hire units, we are expanding our fleet in Aberdeen, including our fully ABS compliant FLEX 33 Accommodation Modules. Our Modular Hire fleet, along with our service capabilities covering HVAC, F-GAS, ATEX and IECEx recertification, will now also be complemented by refurbishment works, which represents an exciting next step in Labtech’s development. In addition, Labtech will continue to deliver new build solutions to our client base manufactured at our Group facility in Dubai, ensuring internationally compliant products at commercially competitive costs,” said Chris Ridley, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Specialist Services Group.

The facility relocation will bring significant benefits to Labtech and Specialist Services Group by providing sought after Modular Hire units at competitive rates for immediate delivery, responsive call out service and maintenance works, and also refurbishment works.

Visit our Contact page for Labtech new location and contact details.