DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Mar. 2, 2015 – (Marine NewsWire) Elcome International, the leading marine solutions provider and system integrator in the Middle East and one of the world’s largest marine technology suppliers, has signed a distribution agreement with Japan Radio Company (JRC) and its technology partner Alphatron Marine.
Under the agreement, the Dubai-based company will take on responsibility for sales and service of JRC and Alphatron Marine products in the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka. Elcome will also carry out annual performance tests for JRC Voyage Data Recorders and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders.
JRC is providing extensive training for Elcome engineers at its Center of Excellence in Rotterdam, as well as at Elcome’s headquarters in Dubai, ensuring immediate and professional support for customers in the region from the start.
“JRC and Alphatron Marine are highly respected brands in the marine electronics industry with a very broad range of navigation, communications, automation, IT and other electronic systems meeting the highest international standards, ” said Jimmy Grewal, executive director of Elcome International. “This agreement will allow us to broaden the portfolio of state-of-the-art bridge electronics we can offer our growing customer base of vessel operators and shipyards across the region. In addition, our service partnership with JRC and Alphatron Marine will greatly strengthen Elcome’s position as the largest marine service provider in the Indian Ocean region.”
“Elcome and the Middle East are ready for the next level of integration, ” said Luuk Vroombout, CEO, Alphatron Marine. “JRC and Alphatron Marine are set on a course to innovate and change the world of bridge operations, and with Elcome’s years of experience and engineering expertise in marine systems integration, we are confident that the Middle East and Indian Ocean regions will soon start to realize the benefits offered by the AlphaBridge solution.”
About JRC/Alphatron Marine
JRC is a world-leading marine electronics producer specializing in the design and manufacture of industry-compliant products. Alphatron Marine is a world renowned supplier of integrated bridge solutions and manufacturer of unique complementary products to the JRC portfolio. With Centers of Excellence in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston, the combined synergies bring quality and innovation to owners, operators and shipyards, redefining the future of ocean navigation.
About Elcome International LLC
Based in Dubai, Elcome International LLC is a diversified supplier of turnkey solutions for marine electronics, electrical and safety systems for the world maritime industry. Founded in 1969, Elcome is headquartered in a modern 100, 000 sq. ft. facility in Dubai, with offices in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Sri Lanka, as well as a subsidiary and associated companies in India. The Elcome Group (including associated companies) has over 500 employees, including over 150 factory-trained engineers and technicians. The company is certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 by DnV. Elcome is the authorized sales and service representative for many of the world’s major manufacturers of marine products and systems, and manufactures its own line of type-approved marine electrical switchboards under the ELSYS brand name. The company provides shipboard installation and service for navigation, communication, automation, maneuvering and safety systems, with 24/7 flyaway service. Elcome services over 600 vessels per month in the Arabian Gulf alone, with a first-time fix rate of 96 percent. In addition, Elcome is the region’s largest supplier of nautical charts and publications, both print and digital, and operates a modern training center and bridge simulator under a joint venture with Maersk Training. Elcome was ranked 5th in the Dubai SME100 for 2013.