New UK Agent, European Marine & Machinery Agencies Ltd., Appointed for Hydrex and Ecospeed/Ecoshield in the UK and Ireland
ANTWERP, Belgium, 22 October 2014 – Southampton, UK based specialist marine engineering company, European Marine & Machinery Agencies Ltd., has been appointed agent for the United Kingdom and Ireland for Hydrex underwater maintenance and repair services and for hull coating Ecospeed and cavitation/corrosion barrier Ecoshield.
The UK has historically been a major hub for the global marine industry. Today UK marine industries include over 5, 000 companies employing 90, 000 people, generating £10bn turnover and contributing about £3.5bn to the UK’s GDP. Southampton is a key center for this industry in the UK and Europe. European Marine & Machinery Agencies are well placed to distribute top product and service lines which will now include Hydrex and Ecospeed.
European Marine was formed over 45 years ago as a specialist marine engineering company supplying products for propulsion systems. From the gearbox to the propeller, the control head to the rudder, European Marine supplies quality products for marine transmissions and ancillary equipment. The company also has extensive experience in corrosion protection coatings and fouling control. Products supplied by European Marine can be found in tugs, workboats, fishing vessels, ferries, supply boats, patrol boats, leisure craft and in naval support and military role vessels. Maintaining quality is a vital part of European Marine’s success. The company achieved the NATO Quality Assurance standard of AQAP 4 in 1991, ISO 9002 in 1994, ISO 9001:2000 in 2002 and ISO 9001:2008 in 2009.
Hydrex, with headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium, 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 Group 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, very 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.
For more information, please contact Rob Wolthuizen, International Sales Manager for Subsea Industries and Hydrex at the Hydrex headquarters in Antwerp.
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