DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Nov. 30, 2015 – Elcome International, the leading marine solutions provider and system integrator in the Middle East and one of the world’s largest marine technology suppliers, has signed a service agreement with Böning Automationstechnologie.
Under the agreement, Elcome will take responsibility for servicing Böning products and systems throughout the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka.
Böning is a manufacturer of ship automation systems and solutions, including alarm and monitoring systems, navigational and signal lights, engine control and monitoring, tank gauging, control systems and CCTV security systems. The company’s products and systems are installed on more than 13,000 commercial ships and large private yachts.
Established in 1977 with headquarters in Ganderkesee, Germany, Böning also has branch offices in Brazil, Italy, Croatia and the United States to support a worldwide customer base.
“We have been a sales agent for Böning Automationstechnologie for the last five years, and now we are able to provide full service for the large number of megayachts and commercial vessels equipped with Böning automation, control and monitoring systems across the Middle East and Indian Ocean,” said Jimmy Grewal, executive director of Elcome International. “This service agreement with Böning will further solidify our position as the dominant marine technology company in this region.”
“This strategic partnership with Elcome is a key element in our move to strengthen our service organization to support our marine customers around the world,” said Tolga Uca, Key Account Manager, of Böning Automationstechnologie. “Elcome has impressive technical and engineering expertise in systems integration, and is a welcome addition to our global team.”
Elcome recently completed integration, engineering, installation and testing of a complete suite of Böning systems on a large luxury yacht, including alarm monitoring, tank gauging, CCTV, navigation lights, engine controls, search lights, machinery control and other systems.
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Based in Dubai, Elcome International LLC is a diversified supplier of turnkey solutions for marine electronics, electrical and safety systems for the world maritime industry. Founded in 1969, Elcome is headquartered in a modern 100,000 sq. ft. facility in Dubai, with offices in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as a subsidiary and associated companies in India. The Elcome Group (including associated companies) has over 500 employees, including over 200 factory-trained engineers and technicians. The company is certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 by DnV. Elcome is the authorized sales and service representative for many of the world’s major manufacturers of marine products and systems, and manufactures its own line of type-approved marine electrical switchboards under the ELSYS brand name. The company provides shipboard installation and service for navigation, communication, automation, maneuvering and safety systems, with 24/7 flyaway service. Elcome services over 600 vessels per month in the Arabian Gulf alone, with a first-time fix rate of 96 percent. In addition, Elcome is the region’s largest supplier of nautical charts and publications, both print and digital, and operates a modern training center and bridge simulator under a joint venture with Maersk Training. Elcome was ranked 5th in the Dubai SME100 for 2013.
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