Optimarin is set to sign an agreement with Sandfirden Technics to consolidate its existing foothold in the key Benelux regional market. Sandfirden, a respected Netherlands-based supplier of equipment and services to the maritime industry, will become the sole regional agent for the leading ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist. In doing so Sandfirden Technics will use its extensive local contacts and expertise to build on a position that has already seen Optimarin win contracts with clients such as The Royal Netherlands Navy, De Poli Shipmanagement and Boskalis.
Optimarin is currently experiencing significant growth, with its latest Q3 figures showing a year-on-year increase of over 100% in both order intake and revenues. Following on from the September arrival of the IMO D2 deadline for BWT compliance, Tore Andersen, Optimarin EVP Sales and Marketing, says the market is now primed to go into “overdrive”, making it imperative that the firm has the right partners and support to both satisfy demand and provide optimal levels of customer service.