Lagersmit Sealing Solutions strengthens UK service presence by partnering with Stone Marine Services
Lagersmit and Stone Marine Services are delighted to announce a new service partnership for the United Kingdom and Ireland. This represents an exciting opportunity for both companies to combine expertise and provide unrivalled service to ship managers and owners. This partnership expands Lagersmit's service presence to serve the territory of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic from the UK. With the aim to deliver Peace of Mind to their joint end-customers, the partnership focuses on 24/7 OEM backed sealing service for the territory.
In June 2021, Steven Fyfe (Managing Director at Stone Marine) and Dustin van Horik (Commercial Director at Lagersmit) signed a maintenance partner agreement for the United Kingdom, to include England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. The technical service team of Stone Marine Services is ready to take any Lagersmit project and will carry-out all service under the OEM guidelines, guaranteeing solid performance and warranty to benefit ship owners and managers.
Dustin van Horik, Commercial Director with Lagersmit comments: "Stone Marine Services proved to be a reliable partner when COVID made it impossible for our engineers to travel to the UK. Aligning teams proved to be easy as we share the same drive: to provide Peace of Mind to customers with high grade OEM products & services. The knowledge & resources of Lagersmit combined with the experienced service team of Stone Marine, brings an excellent, local sealing service to the UK market."
Steven Fyfe, Managing Director, described the partnership as a 'natural agreement' that would bring two companies closer together. "Lagersmit have an enviable reputation in the marketplace as a leader in marine sealing solutions, a premier OEM with an extensive product portfolio serving the worldwide maritime industry. By entering into this agreement, Stone Marine will be able to provide customers with a proven high-quality seal solution, installed and maintained by trained and certified engineers operating from our base in the United Kingdom".
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.
In the UK, Lagersmit is represented by Encompass Marine as its sales agency. Stone Marine Services is Lagersmit's licensed service station for the United Kingdom, to include England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
About Stone Marine Services
Stone Marine Services combines a rich heritage of marine engineering skills and experience to provide ship owners and vessel management companies with the expert knowledge required to complete the most demanding projects.
Stone Marine Services was founded in 1999 and now operates from three strategic locations in the UK, South Africa and Namibia. From our service centres, we provide clients in the maritime industry with a comprehensive service, repair and parts solution – 365 days 24 hours. Our workshop facilities provide the base for our engineers to carry out the repair and overhaul of critical assets.
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