W&O Expands into Turkey

(Press Release)
Friday, April 27, 2012

W&O has expanded its operations into Turkey through a partnership with Simsekler, a marine supply company in Turkey.  W&O’s products will now be available to customers in Turkey through Simsekler, expanding the technological capability and overall scope of marine products that Simsekler offers shipyards throughout the country.   
With more than 70 operating shipyards in the country, Turkey is the eighth top producer of new ships in the world which provides potential for W&O’s international growth initiatives as it expands into southern Europe.
“Establishing operations in Turkey through our partnership with Simsekler is a key component in cultivating a future network of distribution points throughout southern Europe, which is an important step in achieving our long-term global growth objectives,” said Kristof Adam, Managing Director of W&O’s European operations.  “Simsekler has a very positive reputation within the Turkish marine industry and our partnership will allow both of our companies to grow and better service this very important geographical segment within the international marine industry.”  
Simsekler is based in Istanbul and will supply W&O valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation packages to shipyards focusing on new-build and repair projects throughout Turkey.  W&O will also provide technical support to Simsekler and its customers, providing an additional level of service to Simsekler’s customer base.    
“Our knowledge of the marine industry in our country and our experience with the local customers and their needs, combined with W&O’s technical experience and breadth of available products, creates an optimal partnership that will provide our customers with more options and better service,” said Erhan Unlu, Sales Manager of Simsekler.  “This partnership is a win-win situation for us, for W&O, and for the marine industry in Turkey.”  

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Louis Dreyfus, Amaggi Hire HSBC to Sell Terminal Stake

Agricultural commodity traders Louis Dreyfus Co B.V. and Amaggi Group have hired HSBC Holdings Plc to sell part or the entire 25 percent stake they hold in a terminal at the Brazilian port of Itaqui,

Shell Presents Crewmember Safety Awards

Shell Shipping and Maritime, Americas recently held its third annual Goal Zero Hero Awards dinner in Houston, recognizing the crewmembers of 21 contracted/chartered vessels,

Bollinger Wins Contract for Phase II FRC Builds

Louisiana shipbuilder Bollinger Shipyards announced it has secured a contract to build Phase II of the Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC) for the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

Marine Materials

ICS Pushing For Balanced Update of York Antwerp Rules

At the Comité Maritime International (CMI) Conference, in New York this week, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will be pressing to ensure that the proposed

PPG Unveils Subsea Coating System

The PPG protective and marine coatings business is introducing and highlight the new PHENGUARD Subsea coating system.   The new product combination of PHENGUARD

Lerwick Harbor sees Seasonal Boost

The opening of the offshore season in northern waters has seen specialist oil industry vessels return to Lerwick Harbor during April to support subsea development projects.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
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: 0.0691 sec (14 req/sec)