Lagersmit expands network to the Russian Federation together with UMAR-WSR

Stefan Molenaar

As part of its mission to deliver Peace of Mind around the world with the best sealing solutions for pumps, ships and tidal energy converters, Lagersmit adds another local agency to its network. In January 2019, Mr Thrasos Tsangarides (CEO of UMAR-WSR) and Mr Dustin van Horik (Commercial Director at Lagersmit) signed an exclusive agency agreement for the Russian Federation.


"Lagersmit recognises the Russian maritime ambitions and is anxious to support the market together with the team of UMAR-WSR. UMAR-WSR represents a balanced number of highly relevant brands to our joint-customer groups. Lagersmit’s Supreme seals deliver Peace of Mind and make a difference for a broad range of ship owners and yards. We very much look forward to serve our local customer groups with the local and dedicated team of UMAR Russia and our experts from The Netherlands." – Dustin van Horik, Commercial Director of Lagersmit.


"We are joining forces with Lagersmit at a very propitious moment. Russian shipping industry is picking up rapidly, as more shipping companies renew and extend their fleets and building up portfolio with local shipyards at remarkable pace. We are determined to serve the local shipping industry and with Lagersmit expertise in sealing solutions, we together, can offer great benefit to Russian customers and support shipyards through years to come." Thrasos Tsangarides, Group CEO of UMAR-WSR


The dedicated team to represent Lagersmit is led by Mr Leonid Savchenko (Business Development Manager Russia) of UMAR-WSR and Mr Vincent van der Heiden, Account Manager of Lagersmit and already fully operational.

About Lagersmit

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 UMAR | WSR

UMAR Shipping Services was established in 2000 with the aim to fill the gap of technical support, procurement of quality supplies and project management to Cyprus-based ship owners and management companies.


WSR Ship Repairs was established in 2001 and is the leading ship repair and conversion company based in Cyprus. WSR provides high-quality, integrated technical services, from the initial stage through to the end of the project. Our customers – ship owners, ship operators and commercial organisations – are given the option to choose from a variety of services we provide.




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