’s MacGregor business area providing marine cargo handling solutions
has established a new division, MacGregor Offshore. The acquired companies, Norwegian Hydramarine
and Singaporean Plimsoll will
be the foundation for the new division. The offshore division will be headed by Henrik Vildenfeldt
who previously worked as SVP, Corporate Development at MacGregor. Vildenfeldt reports to Olli Isotalo, President of MacGREGOR. The new division employs approximately 700 people.
Both Hydramarine and Plimsoll are included in MacGregor financials as of the beginning of April 2007.
The new offshore division will focus on achieving targeted synergies from the combination of Hydramarine and Plimsoll and continue to build on future growth. The division serves customers globally and concentrates in its R&D in solutions that support the customers’ business in offshore industry. Also the offshore service companies Grampian and Vestnorsk Hydraulikkservice will support MacGregor offshore operations.
Hydramarine and Plimsoll focus
on the development of hydraulic and electrical deck machinery equipment for ship owners, yards and operators. Products such as large active heave compensated crane (CR)
s, davits, winches and subsea load handling solutions are installed on various kinds of offshore supply vessels and rigs. Hydramarine concentrates on the offshore business in North Sea and US Gulf whereas Plimsoll is one of the major deck equipment suppliers in the Asia Pacific region.
In addition to the Offshore division MacGregor consists
of Dry Cargo division, Bulk Handling division, Crane division as well as RoRo division and Service division.