Airswift has launched a locally incorporated joint venture (JV) with Embrace, a local HR consultancy in Mozambique. The 50/50 JV called Airswift Embrace forms part of Airswift’s ongoing global growth strategy to increase its international reach, enhance its scope of services and provide additional flexibility and scalability to its clients. Airswift Embrace currently employs a small team from its main office in Maputo, with plans to expand into Pemba and Palma, and employ up to 20 local staff members over the next year.
Richard Clay, head of business development for Africa at Airswift, will oversee operations and lead the local team. Clay stated: “Mozambique’s wealth of energy resources, particularly liquefied natural gas, make it an obvious strategic location for the company. This isn’t about one immediate project but a long-term investment in an increasingly important area.”
Embrace entered the partnership to access Airswift’s international expertise and experience within the global recruitment market, while Embrace’s significant knowledge of the Mozambique market will enable both companies to better service clients and contractors at a local level and on a larger, global scale.
Andre Duane, manager at Embrace, adds: “We are delighted to be associated with a company that has the global reach of Airswift. Their international know-how, world-class reputation and impressive client base combined with our local knowledge and expertise, means we will be able to serve the Mozambique market to the highest standards.”
“We anticipate that a number of projects in Mozambique will reach final investment decision in the next 12-18 months. This JV with Embrace reaffirms our commitment to the region by creating a reliable choice for businesses looking for long-term workforce solutions. Our shared core values of integrity, safety and innovation will form a solid foundation for a long term and sustainable partnership,” added Ford Garrard, senior vice president for Europe and Africa, Airswift.