GPA Opens European Subsidiary

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA), headquartered in , has established a European subsidiary – Guido Perla Europe GmbH (GPE GmbH) – in .

GPE GmbH will initially handle the sales, marketing and PR function, as well as existing customer support. ”The strategic decision to further expand GPA into Europe supports our vision of being a truly global player,” said Inga Scholz, General Manager of GPE GmbH. “ accounts for a major share in the maritime industry and we believe it to be vital for us to have a direct presence in such a key market.”

Since its foundation in 1979, GPA has provided a full range of services to include Conceptual and Preliminary Design, Bid Packages and Regulatory Design, Scientific/Engineering Analysis, Feasibility Studies, Production Engineering, Construction Management and Owner Representation, as well as Expert Witness Services. While GPA’s clientele is mainly U.S.-based, the company also enjoys a loyal customer base in the Asian, South American and European maritime market.

GPA’s extensive portfolio includes vessel types ranging from Platform Support Vessels (PSV), Fast Supply Vessels (FSV), Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS), CNG Carriers, Tugs, Barges, Icebreakers, Cargo Vessels, Fast Pilot Boats, Ferries, Research Vessels, Fireboats, Navy Vessels, Fishing Vessels, Yachts, Excursion-, Cruise-, and Casino Vessels.

During the recent expansion in the offshore industry, GPA has, with about 140 GPA-designed vessels already or within the next three years serving the offshore industry, established the position as the global leader in the design of Next Generation Platform Support Vessels.

GPA has become well-known as a result of contracts with leading offshore industry players such as French Marine Services Provider Groupe Bourbon, Rigdon Marine, Trico Marine, and Tidewater. GPA’s offshore designs include the award-winning GPA 654 PSV, several versions of the GPA 670 PSV, the GPA 640 PSV, the GPA 254L AHTS, the recently ordered GPA 696 IMR, and several other designs.

 “We are proud to be associated with European key players such as Groupe Bourbon, considering them as one of our most prominent customers,” says Guido Perla, owner of GPA, GPA Shanghai and GPE GmbH, “and we are excited about further exploring the opportunities in the European market.


Guido Perla Europe GmbH are located at:

Westerwaldstrasse 1

56335 Neuhaeusel (by )

Phone: +1 (206) 774 8274

       +49 (2620) 954987

Fax:   +49 (2620) 954988



Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People in the News

Captain of Ill-fated El Faro was Known as Trusted Mariner

The captain of the ill-fated cargo ship that sank in a hurricane off the Bahamas with no survivors last week was an experienced and highly trusted mariner who had spent a lifetime on the water,

Cordero Reconfirmed as FMC Commissioner

Mario Cordero was reconfirmed today as a U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner.   Cordero joined the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a Commissioner on June 3,

Chiarello: TOTE Continues Support to El Faro Families

Anthony Chiarello, President & CEO of TOTE, owner of the cargo ship presumed to have sunk with 33 mariners aboard last week amid Hurricane Joaquin, issued a statement

Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1298 sec (8 req/sec)