19th September 2016
Hawkins is delighted to announce the opening of its Hong Kong Office as a result of the acquisition of HFS-Asia. HFS-Asia has an established market in the Far East, with expertise and a wealth of experience of cases involving materials, shipping, dangerous cargoes and agricultural cargoes. The inclusion of HFS-Asia into the Hawkins Group will further expand the services we offer and the geographical area we can cover.
Our Managing Director, Andrew Moncrieff, says, “This is a very exciting time for Hawkins. Ever since our Dubai Office opened in 2014 we have wanted to extend our reach further to the east in order to give a better service to our clients in that area. The acquisition of HFS-Asia gives us that extra reach and introduces us to new clients and markets. We very much look forward to working with John Allum and his team over the coming months, to welcome them into our Company and to build on the complimentary skills and experience we all have so that we can continue a first class service to clients.”
Meet the team in Hong Kong:
John founded HFS-Asia in 2011, after 10 years of experience in the forensic investigation industry and an academic background in explosives. John has been involved in the investigation of a range of incidents, including marine fire, agricultural cargo, and IMDG and IMSBC dangerous cargoes.
Chun is familiar with many mechanical testing methods such as tensile, fatigue and hardness testing. Chun joined the company in 2016, specialising in metallurgy, corrosion and welding failures.
Jessica joined HFS-Asia in 2015, specialising in fire investigation. Since joining, Jessica has been involved in investigating cargo liquefaction, agricultural cargo claims, marine fire investigations, and fire damage on domestic premises.
Sophie is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (MIMMM), who joined the company in 2012. Sophie specialises in materials failure analysis and corrosion incidents.
Since joining HFS-Asia in 2013, Yvonne has undertaken a number of fire and explosion investigations, as well as investigating some large marine losses. Yvonne has experience using a range of forensic research instruments such as GC-MS, HPLC, FTIR, PCR, AAS and UV-Vis.
The team is supported by office manager Iris Wong.
In addition to the team based in Hong Kong, we will be welcoming Josephine Long to Hawkins. Josephine’s background in plant sciences and agriculture in particular is an asset to the company. Josephine will be based in our London office.
Hawkins HFS-Asia, Room 502, 5/F, Hoseinee House, 69 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel +852 2548 0577
Fax +852 2548 0588