Glander International Bunkering, one of the world’s leading bunker trading and brokering companies, is pleased to announce that the group has acquired Valhalla Marine Sarl, Geneva as of 1st December, 2014.
The new Geneva operation is Glander International Bunkering’s first office in Europe, reinforcing the company’s commitment to its global growth and expansion strategy. The Glander International Bunkering group is at a pivotal point of development and in the last thirteen months the group’s growth doubled to 6 offices, which are; Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Florida, Brazil and Geneva and with employee numbers growing from 28 to 64 and counting. The continual progress confirms the group’s strengths, financially and within the global marketplace.
Acquiring Valhalla will benefit the firm’s clients as it will further reinforce the group’s marine fuel and lubricant trading operation across Europe. Valhalla is a reputed company with a strong team and experience that complements the Glander International Bunkering group’s already existing strong fundamentals. The Geneva office will be promoted under the name Valhalla Marine Sarl, A Glander International Bunkering Company.
The Geneva operations will be managed by Gregory John Dann, who has over 30 years of experience in the bunkering industry. Mr. Dann will be joined by Fernando Tirado as Sales Manager and Mathias Girard as Bunker & Lubricant Trader, both of whom have a wealth of bunkering experience.
Commenting on the acquisition, Christoffer Berg Lassen, Managing Director and CEO of Glander International Bunkering, stated:
‘We are pleased to welcome the Valhalla team to the Glander International Bunkering group. It is an immense sense of achievement and honor to be able to extend our coverage in Europe that complements our strong presence in the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Our diverse sites are a testament of our commitment to expanding our geographical reach, which now extends to six locations worldwide. This ensures the continuance of our responsiveness, commitment, flexibility and integrity that we promise to our clients.’
Managing Director of Geneva office, Gregory Dann said:
‘We are delighted to have been able to unite with Glander International Bunkering. The Geneva office not only heralds a new geographical area for service but indicates that Glander International Bunkering is growing its presence worldwide reflecting industry demands for unrivalled professional services.’
About Glander International Bunkering:
Initially established in 1961, Glander International Bunkering is one of the largest and most respected bunker trading and brokering firms in the world. Serving over a thousand international ship owners in all major ports, the company is known for its integrity, professionalism and enduring business relationships.
Stemming from one of the oldest shipping companies in the world, Glander International Bunkering is an expert in assisting clients with purchasing the highest quality products in a cost-effective manner.
Glander International Bunkering operates globally from six locations, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Florida, Brazil and now Geneva, providing coverage across all markets and time zones.
Serving you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through a global network of offices and associates, Glander International Bunkering is your partner in success.