SOLD: SGL Systems International IP Asset Sale


Matthew Purdon Henderson and Donald Iain McNaught of Johnston Carmichael LLP, the Joint Administrators of SGL Systems International Limited (in Administration) (“the Company” or “SGL Systems International”) have appointed Metis Partners to support the marketing and sale of the intellectual property (“IP”) assets relating to the Company.


  • Specialist heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions provider
  • Attractive product certifications and accreditations
  • Fully documented “bible of solutions”
  • Market-leading product designs
  • Project-specific and client data

This is a unique opportunity to buy the IP assets, and particularly key organisational knowledge, of SGL Systems International, a world-class provider of high integrity heating, ventilation and air conditioning solutions to the oil and gas industry.



All offers and requests for more information should be submitted by email directly to Aylin Dzhafer ( The deadline for offers has been set at Thursday 16th June 2016 at noon.


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GLS Systems International supplied HVAC equipment and turnkey systems to clients internationally for over 25 years. The Company has provided its core services in the design, supply, manufacture, installation, commissioning, service, and maintenance of high integrity HVAC systems and equipment.

SGL Systems International’s wide product range included fire dampers, modular cabin systems, air conditioning, air handling and air condensing units, pressurisation systems, chillers, heavy gauge ductwork, louvres and ancillary products. The Company has established an excellent reputation for high quality and reliability, with particular recognition for its DNV certified fire dampers and IECEx and ATEX certified compressor assemblies incorporated in a number of its products. The Company is a listed supplier on the Achilles First Point Assessment database for suppliers to the oil and gas industry.


The Company’s impressive track record includes achieving compliance with the most recent revision of the ISO standard – ISO9001:2015 and manufacturing its products under fully documented quality and safety management systems.


SGL made considerable investment in establishing internal processes and products systems compliant with international codes and standards, including international classification society requirements such as Lloyds, DNV, and BV as well as standards for hazardous area applications such as ATEX, IECEx and NEC. Products and systems have undergone third party audits and testing by bodies including ABS, CQS, Lloyds, OEG, PSN, Schneider, SIRA, and TOTAL, and have also been subjected to regular internal audits.


The Company had a well-structured approach to documenting and storing information around client work and its quality assurance processes and compliance with the various industry-specific standards and requirements. As a result, the Company owns substantial organisational knowledge, filed and structured in a “bible of solutions” with an approximate size of two terabytes.

Key organisational knowledge held includes but is not limited to:

  • Project files including key project information and specifications
  • Quality assurance and certification support documentation and approved drawings
  • SGL equipment files with details around the products offered
  • Registers including product conformity and customer feedback
  • Operational documentation including training material and process maps
  • Marketing documentation

Additional IP assets offered for sale include:

  • Customer database
  • Unregistered trade marks