Imtech: 82 million euro orders in marine services and maintenance, considerable expansion of global marine service network, vessels followed remotely 24/7
René van der Bruggen, CEO Imtech; 'In the marine market, Imtech is working towards strategic growth in its services and maintenance activities and a strong expansion of the number of services branches along important shipping routes. Imtech now has the most extensive global service network in the marine market. These services branches focused previously on navigation and communications technology, but now offer Imtech's entire marine services package, leading to cross-selling and further growth. The new orders are good evidence of this. A new development is following vessels remotely, 24/7. This offers Imtech numerous new possibilities.'
Imtech has the most extensive global service network in the market
Imtech's marine services activities are developing extremely well. The number of services branches has expanded considerably in 2012 including opening branches in Brazil, Spain, Scotland, Belgium, the USA (there are now 17 service branches there), China and along the west coast of Africa (including Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Congo, Gabon and Kenya). Imtech is also able to provide marine services along the entire African west coast. Imtech was already active along the African north coast and in Egypt. A services site was also opened recently in St Petersburg in Russia, bringing the global service network to almost one hundred branches. In addition to marine services, these new branches enable other technical solutions to be offered, leading to considerable spin-off. Developments in China are a good example of this, with orders for various automated bridge systems, including for Cosco Nantong. The number of marine maintenance contracts is also increasing, with maintenance contracts recently being entered with various ship management companies and navies.
Global Control Centre to follow vessels remotely 24/7
A new development is offering remote marine services. Imtech has recently established a Global Control Centre to follow vessels remotely, 24/7. This competence centre, manned from Rotterdam, Houston (USA) and Singapore, can follow shipping movements globally and enables Imtech to provide actual 24/7 services in all time zones across the world. Ship owners and shipping companies are making increasing use of this. This remote maintenance leads to exploitation improvements as well as making business intelligence and data management possible; a new development in this market with interesting growth perspectives. The digital platform offers customers the possibility of accessing vessel data while vessels are underway. Imtech plays a supporting and facilitating role in this. In the future it will be possible to exchange this data with vessel movement data in ports, in which Imtech is also a strong player.
Royal Imtech N.V. is a European technical services provider in the fields of electrical solutions, ICT (information and communication technology) and mechanical solutions. With 29,000 employees, Imtech achieves annual revenue of more than 5.1 billion euro. Imtech holds strong positions in the buildings and industry markets in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, Ireland, Turkey and Spain, the European markets of ICT and Traffic as well as in the global marine market. In total Imtech serves 23,000 customers. Imtech offers added value with integrated and multidisciplinary total solutions that lead to better business processes and more efficiency for customers and the customers they, in their turn, serve. Imtech also offers solutions that contribute towards a sustainable society - for example, in the areas of energy, the environment, water and traffic. Imtech shares are listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where Imtech is included in the Midkap Index. Imtech shares are also included in the Dow Jones STOXX 600 index.