By Richard Hepworth, President, Trelleborg’s marine systems operation
I am delighted to announce that today, we have signed an agreement to acquire Marimatech A/S, a Danish company that designs and manufactures advanced marine positioning and piloting systems, specializing in the development of software used for docking and mooring ships offshore and in ports. The acquisition is expected to complete in the fourth quarter of this year.
Many of you reading this will already be aware of Marimatech’s portfolio of intelligent docking and mooring solutions, including the SafePilot and other PPUs, Berthing Aid Systems and Environmental Monitoring Systems.
Marimatech’s product portfolio is attractive to us, not only for the obvious synergies with our existing portfolio, but also for the opportunity the integration of both offerings represents.
Marimatech’s navigation and ship positioning product line uses the latest ‘smart’ technology and can be utilized in other applications. This technology can be integrated with our existing range, as we look to take a smarter approach to port and terminal efficiency, and extend the automation that is becoming increasingly well-established on the land side, to the jetty side too.
Of equal importance is the fact that Marimatech truly shares Trelleborg’s standards, having been built on the values of innovation, technology and quality.
Marimatech has a head office and production facility in Aarhus, Denmark, and, like Trelleborg, takes care of the full end to end solution, with in-house design, manufacturing and project management capacity.
I’ve been working closely with Niels Jorgen Vase, Managing Director at Marimatech for the last few months to ensure that the acquisition runs as smoothly as possible, and that both companies continue to deliver the same exceptional levels of service to our customers throughout the transition period. I’m very much looking forward to introducing our two teams and sharing best practice so that our customers can enjoy an enhanced product portfolio and even better service in future.