Combi Lift opens office in major project cargo hub, Houston
German heavy lift and project logistics expert Combi Lift has opened its new office in one of the main project capitals in the world, Houston. Grant Wattman has been picked to lead the expansion in the Americas, using the momentum the company has built up in 2021.
“Houston is the perfect location in the USA. It is one of the main project capitals in the world,” explained Klaus Hilpert, managing director and chairman of the board of directors at Combi Lift. “Solutions are becoming more complex and project risk profiles are increasing. Clients are looking for trusted and globally connected partners who can leverage their assets and drive risk sharing throughout project delivery. For all of these reasons, opening the Houston office was therefore the logical next step for us.”
The new branch is headed by Grant Wattman, president and managing director of Combi Lift Americas. “Grant brings life-long industry experience in leadership roles, defining and implementing strategic plans, driving growth, operational excellence and building a strong financial portfolio”, said Klaus Hilpert. “I am extremely pleased that Grant is part of our team. He is a one of the industry heavyweights. Together, we will set new standards in the project logistics industry.”
Grant Wattman is looking forward to the new challenge: “I am excited to be joining Combi Lift at a unique time for the global supply chain. Combi Lift provides subject matter expertise and assets, and is a member of the Harren & Partner Group, which also owns SAL Heavy Lift and Intermarine. The market is looking to those companies that will stand up and take a fresh approach to project cost, risk and predictability. The strength of the Combi Lift portfolio positions itself strongly for this new paradigm.”
The new Combi Lift office is located in the Brookhollow Central III, Houston, Texas, offering perfect access in and out of the city and is convenient to all of Houston’s major business centres.