Ambrey was established in 2010 to offer a dynamic and creative solution putting clients’ needs first, providing safety, security, marine and risk management services to the Shipping, Oil & Gas, and Offshore industries.
At the time Somali Piracy was reaching its peak and early market entrants to the counter-piracy security market were struggling to meet demand from the shipping sector for compliant armed-guard services off the coast of Somalia. The demand was so high that many early market entrants were unable to fulfil them, and service levels were being compromised in order to scale support operations quickly. Ambrey quickly responded to the client need for compliant, well-trained and reliable armed security guards on merchant vessels and pioneered industry initiatives to standardise and regulate services such as Bimco’s Guardcon, City and Guild’s MSO course and ISO28007.
In June 2021, Ambrey became part of Ocean Infinity. Ocean Infinity is a world leading marine robotics and data business with a mission to transform operations at sea, using innovative technology, to help people and the planet thrive. The acquisition combines Ocean Infinity’s robotic vessels, data, cyber, artificial intelligence, and low emission operations with one of the leading brands in the maritime security sector, expanding our operations into North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Our original mantra was that we didn’t want to be the biggest security provider, we wanted to be the best. So from the very beginning we have been relentlessly focused on compliance, standards and engagement with industry stakeholders, to ensure that we always provide the highest quality of service to our clients. However, due to the client referrals that have been a natural consequence of this commitment we have nonetheless experienced significant growth. In 2014 we debuted on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 at number eight with an annual average growth of 175%. In the ensuing years we have globalised and diversified our service offering to ensure we can support our clients wherever their vessels face security risks when trading. We are now the largest maritime security company in the world.
Despite our growth, the values that underpinned Ambrey in its earliest days are still at the heart of our company. The maritime security industry is ultimately a people business that demands the highest levels of trust and integrity, so we aim to lead by example and have a number of principles that provide the guiding philosophy to how we do business.