Lagersmit expands its service and distribution network during SMM
Switch to Peace of Mind with the best sealing solutions and service 24/7 worldwide. That’s the main focus of Lagersmit and was also the theme of its booth at the SMM this year. Lagersmit is happy to announce during this biggest maritime exhibition in the world, that it has expanded its network to serve customers in Greece, Cyprus and China even better.
Expansion of service network –Greece and Cyprus
UMAR – WSR, headed by maritime expert Mr Thrasos Tsangarides, is already our agent in Greece, Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates. We will now also team up when it comes to service activities for our customers in the regions Greece and Cyprus. Service jobs like retrofits, where the full support and seal commissioning are done by UMAR will be executed by a local service engineer. Service engineers will be fully trained and certified to maintain and overhaul Lagersmit seals.
‘We already have a long and fruitful cooperation with UMAR’, says Jan-Dirk van de Geer, CEO Lagersmit, ‘and we are glad to extend our partnership. For Lagersmit, partners like UMAR are crucial for further growth in terms of market share and customer satisfaction.’
Mr Jan-Dirk van de Geer (CEO Lagersmit) and Mr Thrasos Tsangarides (Group CEO UMAR – WSR) signed the service agreement, accompanied by Jan Willem Bongers (Account Manager Lagersmit), Kostas Kasapis (Sales Representative Manager UMAR – WSR) and Gavrilos Sofroniou (Sales Representative UMAR – WSR).
Expansion of distribution network in China Forwin Equipment and Engineering has been the dedicated partner in China for Lagersmit for decades now. During the SMM, the cooperation was taken to a new level as Forwin now is the exclusive distributor in the maritime market for Lagersmit seals. Lagersmit and Forwin also signed an exclusive service agreement, which enables Forwin to serve Lagersmit’s core market in China with the complete package of seals, and new-build installation and commissioning.
From left to right: Mr Steven Xu (Chief Representative Asia Lagersmit), Mr Jan-Dirk van de Geer (CEO Lagersmit), Mr Patrick Zhu (Sales & Marketing Director Forwin) and Mr Dustin van Horik (Commercial Director Lagersmit)
There are many benefits for us with the new agreement with Forwin. It will be more flexible for us to do business in the Chinese market. We will have more offices in China for instance and it will be more efficient to serve the customers on time. Local offices can visit local customers promptly.