Portsmouth, 13 October, 2016 – McMurdo, the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response, and a division of Orolia, announces an agreement with Elcome International to expand its reach in the global commercial marine market.
Founded in 1969, Elcome has been serving the marine industry as an innovative and high-quality system integrator, installer and after-sales service agent of marine equipment, technologies and solutions. The company has offices in the UAE, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka.
The new agreement will allow Elcome to offer McMurdo’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) range of search and rescue equipment, including EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons), SARTs (Search and Rescue Transponders), VHF radios, and its Fast Find range of Personal Location Beacons to their growing customer base throughout the Middle East.
Commenting on the partnership, Justine Heeley, Managing Director, at McMurdo UK says, “We are proud to be working with Elcome to supply our high quality and industry leading portfolio of products to shipping, government and infrastructure projects across the globe. Combining our experience and expertise in the search and rescue ecosystem and Elcome’s unrivalled reputation and access to international markets we are confident of securing additional growth.”
Jimmy Grewal, executive director of Elcome International, says, “McMurdo is a highly respected brand in the maritime safety sector, and their products will help to fill out our range of GMDSS offerings for our customers, complementing our growing marine safety business area.”
McMurdo is the only supplier of a complete end to end Search & Rescue Ecosystem. McMurdo develops the distress beacon, the satellite connectivity infrastructure that delivers the signal, the communications monitoring software used by the Rescue Coordination Centre’s, and the emergency response communications used by Search and Rescue Teams. For more information about McMurdo and its ecosystem of emergency readiness and response solutions, please visit www.mcmurdogroup.com.
About Elcome International LLC
Founded in 1969, Elcome International LLC is based in Dubai, UAE and is one of the world’s leading marine technologies, system integration and service companies. Elcome designs, supplies and services innovative maritime solutions for the merchant marine, defense, navy, shipyard, oil/gas and yacht sectors through its worldwide network of over 22 sales and service centers in 11 countries. The Elcome Group employs a workforce of over 500 people, 40 percent of which are factory-trained engineers and technicians. Areas of specialization include navigation, communication, automation, satellite airtime and services, nautical charts & publications, safety, electricals, training, calibration, shipboard service, and lifecycle extension support.
McMurdo is a global leader in emergency readiness and response including search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions. At the core of these solutions are resilient positioning, navigation and tracking products, technologies and systems that have helped to save over 37,000 lives since 1982. A division of Orolia, McMurdo brings together nearly 150 combined years of experience by consolidating proven Boatracs, Kannad, McMurdo, SARBE and Techno-Sciences, Inc. brands into the industry’s first end-to-end emergency readiness and response ecosystem (distress beacons, satellite connectivity infrastructure, monitoring/positioning software and emergency response management solutions). Airbus, Boeing, the British Royal Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, NASA and others are among the hundreds of aviation, fishing, and government, marine and military customers around the world that trust McMurdo to prevent emergencies, protect assets and save lives. Established in January 2014, has offices in France (Guidel and Sophia Antipolis), the U.K. (Portsmouth) and the U.S. (San Diego and Washington D.C.).
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