Lagersmit appoints Encompass Marine as exclusive agent in the UK
Lagersmit announces Encompass Marine as its new agent for maritime shaft sealing solutions in the United Kingdom. Encompass Marine takes over from Ship Repairers & Shipbuilders (SRS) and will exclusively represent Lagersmit in the United Kingdom. In the coming year, Roderick Wordie of SRS will remain involved as an advisor. This will ensure the successful handover of current projects and to maintain the first-class customer support in the UK over the transition period.
The transfer to Encompass Marine follows the ambition of Lagersmit to further expand its UK presence. Led by Jon Thompson and David Maitland, Encompass Marine delivers docking and major equipment supply, diving and marine services to the maritime industry. The company is dedicated to enhancing ship owners’ performance and reliability. The strategic offices in York and Glasgow ensure excellent coverage throughout the UK. The cooperation between Lagersmit and Encompass Marine unlocks new potential to serve customers with new building, after sales and retrofit solutions. As the teams of Lagersmit, SRS (as an advisor) and Encompass Marine will work together in the first year, a strong team is ready to deliver excellent stern tube and thruster sealing solutions in the United Kingdom.
Dustin van Horik, Commercial Director at Lagersmit, comments: “The many years of cooperation with SRS have been excellent. We are happy that Roderick Wordie will remain involved for at least a dedicated year. Jon Thompson and David Maitland have a proven track record in the marine industry and a deep understanding of the customer-side of business. This is essential in our strategy to deliver Peace of Mind through our quality rotating shaft sealing products and services. We are much looking forward to further grow our presence in the UK with Encompass Marine.”
David Maitland and Jon Thompson, Directors at Encompass Marine, explain: “At Encompass Marine we are driven to help customers achieve environmental compliance, reduce life cycle cost and improve machinery reliability. The retrofit sealing program of Lagersmit offers tremendous opportunities that we can take to the market with confidence. Having the opportunity to work through a transition period with SRS’ Roderick Wordie is a further positive for Encompass Marine.”
Roderick Wordie, Managing Director at SRS adds: “It has been a privilege to have represented Lagersmit in the UK for the past 7 years. Together we have lifted the profile of Lagersmit in the UK and have secured many new building and retrofit projects to the benefit of the UK Owners and Operators. I am delighted that Encompass Marine will take over the Lagersmit agency, since with Jon and David’s strong technical background, this will provide more opportunities to sell Lagersmit’s shaft seal retrofits into the UK market. A first-class product with a first-class team.”
Lagersmit has been based in the Netherlands since 1856 and has one mission: to deliver Peace of Mind with the best sealing solutions for ships, pumps and tidal turbines. Examples of applications include seals for ship’s shafts, thrusters, tidal turbines and pump shafts. From its high-tech production location in Alblasserdam, Lagersmit serves the worldwide maritime, dredging, energy and industrial markets with high-quality sealing solutions. The company’s network of offices, agents and service stations covers the entire world.
About Encompass Marine
Encompass Marine was established in 2000 and is lead by Jonathan Thompson and David Maitland, both Ex Seagoing Marine Engineers who have a proven track record in the Marine Industry. The company offers docking and major equipment supply as well as diving services with the mission to optimise customer performances through environmental compliance, lowering life cycle cost and improve equipment reliability. Customers are served throughout strategic locations in York and Glasgow.
About Ship Repairers & Shipbuilders
After some 50 years of active trading. SRS continues to offer its full range of Ship Repair services on a global basis with a strong network of yards across all continents. At SRS, we provide support and technical services to all floating assets including commercial and defence vessels, offshore assets, specialist vessels and the private yacht market. SRS is committed to delivering successful refits, conversions and repairs so that vessel Owners and Operators can maximise their operational efficiencies and revenue potential.