INTERSCHALT maritime systems GmbH, a provider of services for communications, navigation and bridge equipment and the maker of voyage data recorder systems, has expanded its service network in South America through the addition of ITEC Electronica Maritima S.A.S, Colombia, and Telnav Telecomunicacoes Navais, Macaé, Brazil.
As authorized service partners, ITEC and Telnav Telecom will from now on perform the installation, commissioning, retrofitting and maintenance of INTERSCHALT VDR systems as well as conduct annual VDR performance tests (APT) in accordance with IMO regulations. Both South American companies will also perform a broad range of maintenance work on navigation and communications equipment for their respective local market on behalf of INTERSCHALT.
"The South American market is important to us and to our customers," Rainer Twisterling, the Managing Director of INTERSCHALT and Head of Service segment, said in explaining the reasons for the new partnerships. "Thanks to their experience and local networks, ITEC and Telnav Telecom can provide flexibility, speed and flawless results. These new partnerships will enable us to provide our customers with NavCom service in an expanded network."
Other partnerships have been set up in addition to the service expansion in South America. In Europe, these new partners are Radio Ondas Maritime Services based in the Spanish harbor of Algeciras and S.C. ANCOM’96 S.R.L. in Constanta, Romania. In the United Arab Emirates, ELCOME International of Dubai was added to a global partner network that consists of more than 50 authorized service partners in 36 countries.
Thanks to the partnerships, INTERSCHALT customers profit from a reliable global quality. In this network, INTERSCHALT focuses in particular on having high uniform standards. To provide continuous quality services, all technicians are trained and certified in INTERSCHALT's own training center MET.