The moon-like landscape of some of our deepest ocean trenches are navigated by Rovop’s remotely controlled robots, which carry out surveying, drilling and construction work on the seabed for oil and gas multinationals. The Aberdeen firm was founded in 2011 by Steven Gray, 42, and Mark Vorenkamp, 65. Strong demand in the US and Singapore helped international sales grow to £12.8m last year. In April it secured £10m from Business Growth Fund to develop its vehicles fleet and expand into new countries.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank5
CompanyROVOP
ActivitySubsea vehicle specialist
LocationAberdeenshire
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa193.47
International sales £000s12,796
Total sales £000s15,396
Staff130
Founded2011
Websitewww.rovop.com

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