ANTWERP, Belgium, 3 July 2014 – Canadian coast to coast distributor of high quality marine equipment, Jastram Technologies Ltd. (JTL), has been appointed agent for Canada for the underwater hull coating Ecospeed and cavitation/corrosion barrier Ecoshield, and for Hydrex underwater repair and maintenance services. JTL will bring wide coverage and a high level of service and support to Hydrex and Ecospeed users and potential users across Canada.
“Canada is an important market for us and we are pleased to be represented by a highly respected distributorship of high quality marine industry products and services who have offices on the East Coast, in the Great Lakes area and on the West Coast, ” said Rob Wolthuizen, International Sales Manager for Hydrex.
Shawn Burchett, Business Manager for JTL said, “We specialize in representing high quality, well-known manufacturers and service providers in the marine industry. Hydrex and Ecospeed fit very well into our current line of principal and we are proud and pleased to take on the agency.”
Jastram is a coast to coast Canadian distributor for internationally renowned manufacturers, with offices in British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. JTL carries some of the best equipment engineered for the marine industry and is always expanding the number of products offered.
JTL customers range from Shipyards to Fleet Managers to end users. In many cases these groups require JTL to work directly with their Naval Architects and Marine Engineers to assist installation and configuration of the products. For this reason Jastram Technologies has several engineers on staff as well as sales personnel with technical backgrounds. Focused on delivering comprehensive solutions to the marine industry, Jastram works hard to match the right product to the vessel’s requirements.
Hydrex offers shipowners Ecospeed, a long-lasting and environmentally safe, non-toxic, cleanable underwater hull coating system, with a 10-year guarantee even when sailing in ice, and Ecoshield, the ultimate protection from cavitation and corrosion damage for hulls, rudders and underwater running gear.
In addition to Ecospeed and Ecoshield, Hydrex offers turnkey underwater repair and maintenance solutions to ship owners wherever and whenever they are needed, enabling vessels to stay in class and in business without the need for frequent drydocking. Hydrex offers a combination of products and services which can help shipowners/operators greatly reduce their fuel costs.
Ecoshield, breakthrough cavitation and corrosion proofing for hulls, rudders and underwater running gear, recently received the Seatrade 2014 Innovation in Ship Operations Award after facing tough competition and the scrutiny of highly qualified, experienced and respected judges.
Ecospeed and Ecoshield are produced, distributed and supported by Subsea Industries, a subsidiary of Hydrex NV, based in Antwerp, a global provider of turnkey underwater repair and maintenance solutions and technology.