JDR has officially opened its European service centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The multi-purpose centre includes a workshop, warehouse, visitor centre and offices. The facility will have an initial workforce of 20, including 10 new jobs, with plans to expand to 50.

The facility will also serve as the central base for JDR’s European service operations and the company’s sales and marketing functions. The location was strategically selected for its proximity to projects in the North Sea and Europe, JDR’s manufacturing facility in Hartlepool and the local supply chain.