Rapp Hydema formed a new affiliate company, Rapp Hydema Canada Marine Incorporated. The new company will be associated with manufacturing and servicing of company’s lines, including winches and LARS (launch-and-recovery systems).
Expanding government research vessel contracts brought about an expansion of both staff and facilities in nearby Seattle most recently, with both a new crane company (Rapp Hydra Pro) and 3,200-sq. ft. warehouse added. At the same time, “there has been increasing demand for Rapp after-market hydraulic servicing in the Vancouver, BC area,” saidRapp U.S. President, Johann Sigurjonsson, "so we already saw the need for the new Canadian affiliate.”