Hydromar Marine Equipment has moved to an impressive new production facility in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, This will enable the company to meet its ambitious plans for the future, including enhancing its partnership with Cramm Yachting Systems in the superyacht hydraulics market. Hydromar provides premium standardised products while Cramm is primarily focused on the more complex projects at the highest end of the spectrum.
Hydromar Marine Equipment designs and manufactures hydraulic equipment and systems, such as accommodation ladders, passerelles, deck cranes, tender garage cranes, bathing platforms, bowthrusters, hydraulic power units and steering systems. The company moved to its state-of-theart premises in Leeuwarden at the end of August. “Our facility includes a new workshop with an improved test facility and two overhead cranes, while the existing offices have been renovated,” says Rob Montijn, director sales and operations. “This move offers Hydromar significant gains in terms of efficiency and will enable us to embark on a new era with extra potential for growth.”
Leaders in hydraulics
Hydromar and Cramm have been sister companies for many years. They are now emphasising the benefits of this partnership to their client base, which includes many of the leading superyacht yards. Hydromar provides premium standardised semi-custom equipment for superyachts from 30 to 85 metres, as well as fully bespoke solutions. “We have a broad range of knowledge, expertise and production facilities in-house,” Montijn continues. “This allows us to provide the highest level of quality and service, and take care of the entire process from design & production to commissioning.” Cramm Yachting Systems is a global leader in custom-made hydraulic equipment for superyachts, including passerelles, ladders, deck cranes, sliding beam cranes, doors, hydraulic power units and many other high-quality technical products. “Cramm’s comprehensive approach, covering everything from design & production to installation & commissioning and an excellent after-sales service, greatly facilitates matters for our clients,” says Paul Boelens, sales director at Cramm. “This has helped us build an unrivalled global reputation among yacht owners.”
Cramm and Hydromar come under the umbrella of their parent companies ESV Berlikum and SMI Group. While both are firmly in the premium end of the market, Cramm has more experience with semi- and fully custom-made products whereas Hydromar excels in standardised products. “This allows us to work together to reach the best solution for customers by combining high-end, sophisticated standard solutions with customised ones from Cramm,” explains Montijn. “In situations where there is significant overlap between the two needs, we can jointly provide advice to find the most comprehensive and cost-effective solution for the client,” Boelens continues. “We also work together internally to achieve the outcome that best suits every situation. This is facilitated by our shared know-how in issues such as classification and the production process, leading to less expensive, faster and more efficient operation.” Together they cover the whole trajectory. The unrivalled range of products and solutions proposed by the two companies gives them a cost advantage over the competition. Furthermore, clients have a more versatile and complete package at their disposal, and can access standard modular and custom-made products that run the full gamut of the market.
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