Accessential Hits the Ground Running

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA —

Accessential has been part of Inuktun’s global partnership family for only four months, but the South African company is already establishing a strong groundswell of interest on the African continent.

Ryan Beech, Accessential’s managing director, says the company has been working hard through social media, traditional marketing and demonstrations to generate interest in Inuktun products, and so far the feedback has been encouraging.

“We are working it. I really believe we can establish Inuktun’s brand on the continent after seeing the responses so far,” says Beech. “A lot of guys have mentioned situations where the technology would have worked great in the past and now they know going forward that the solutions are available for future projects and problems.”

Accessential provides remote land, sea, and air inspection services for challenges in confined and dangerous spaces. For its land division, it employs a full line of Inuktun crawlers and cameras exclusively, while offering Inuktun products for its subsea division as well.


The quality of the Inuktun units is a real selling point,” says Beech. “Clients have so far at demonstrations been really impressed with the build quality and engineering.

                                            ACCESSENTIAL MAN. DIR. Ryan Beech

                                            ACCESSENTIAL MAN. DIR. Ryan Beech

Thus far, Accessential has tapped into the mining and shipping industries – it enthusiastically marketed Inuktun’s No Man Overboard white paper on the advantages of robotic crawlers over divers – and sees oil and gas, construction, government applications, search and rescue, subsea, and energy as strong candidates to become clients in the near future.

“We believe there is huge potential in the pipeline inspection industry as South Africa is currently facing a water infrastructure crisis and government is planning on spending billions of dollars on infrastructure inspections, upgrades and repairs,” says Beech. “Clients are very excited about the technology and possible applications Inuktun products bring.”

Accessential has offices in 11 African countries as well as partners on Madagascar and Mauritius.

To contact Accessential, phone 27-71-893-1898 or visit www.accessential.co.az.

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Priscilla Johnson

Since 1989, Inuktun Services Ltd. has been designing and building remotely operated systems that bridge the gap between people and the physical world, helping clients reach the unreachable and see the unseen. Whether you are working in a hazardous area, deep underwater, or in extremely confined spaces, Inuktun’s lineup of modular robotic crawlers and cameras make it possible to perform inspection and remote handling jobs safely and efficiently. And, the Inuktun Multi-Mission Modular (IM3) technology developed by Inuktun means systems can be quickly adapted for different purposes.