PRESS RELEASE – Horten, Norway 28 February, 2014: The world leader in computer based training systems for shipping companies, Seagull AS has acquired all the shares in e-learning specialist MindIT Solutions AS, Kristiansand, Norway, specialist provider of web based learning to the offshore industry.
“The MindIT team is a reliable and high quality supplier of e-learning services to the offshore market and represents a basis for Seagull AS to enter the offshore segment,” said Oscar Johansen, Chairman of Seagull Holding AS. “By combining the resources of the two companies we can now bring a unique range of distance learning and assessment services to the offshore industry and the Mind IT team will add to the creativity and capacity of the Seagull team”.
“This is one of several planned steps to become a leading provider of training tools and talent management solutions for the offshore industry,” said Oscar Johansen, “and it will contribute to Seagull’s offering to existing clients who operate offshore vessels”.
“We look forward to becoming part of Seagull” said Kristian Jordheim who is the founder of MindIT, “and we are well under way with developing a comprehensive learning and talent management solution for the offshore segment”.
The deal was concluded this week and the coordination of the two companies’ activities is ongoing.
About MindIT Solutions AS
MindIT is an e-learning company that assists businesses and organizations in connection with skills development through effective use of technology. MindIT has had its key focus on bespoke e-learning production and the provision of web-based learning platforms for the administration of courses and competence. MindIT has for more than a decade delivered Training Content, Consulting and Training System Solutions to many of the major operators of drilling rigs and other offshore units.
About Seagull AS
Seagull AS is the leading provider of computer based training systems for seafarers worldwide and offers a comprehensive library of e-learning and onboard courses for regulatory compliance and improved seafarer knowledge. Founded in 1996 by experienced mariners Seagull has grown into a dynamic company in partnership with leading shipping companies to deliver a full range of assessment and management tools.
Seagull’s solutions have been delivered to almost 9,000 ships and office installations around the world. Seagull is headquartered in Horten, Norway and has offices in Tokyo, Singapore, Greece, Cyprus, Germany and UK.