UMAR|WSR EXPANDS ITS OPERATIONS INTO NEW EUROPEAN, MIDDLE EASTERN AND FAR EASTERN MARKETS
The UMAR|WSR Group of companies is to expand its operations into Singapore, the Middle East and Russia following the signing of cooperation agreements on the 7th of June 2018 with two of its main principals, Lagersmit of The Netherlands and the Detyens Shipyard in Charleston, US.
Under the agreement, UMAR|WSR will represent the interests of Lagersmit in Dubai, Oman and Qatar while it will look after the interests of Detyens in Singapore, the UAE and Russia. It already acts for both companies in Cyprus and Greece.
Welcoming the development, Thrasos Tsangarides, Group CEO, said the news was proof that UMAR|WSR’s way of serving the market was working. “It is an important day for us today and we are very excited about representing the interests of these two companies in these new markets.
“We operate a centralised operations system where we filter all market queries. This means we can offer total support to all our clients in the different countries we operate in,” he said.
Lagersmit is a major producer of Stern Tube Sealing Systems while Detyens is involved in ship repair, both afloat and in dry-dock, and vessel conversions.
Signing of the agreements follows hot on the heels of confirmation last month (May) that the Group had received ISO certification by the ABS Group and EQA Hellas in four areas: ISO 9001:2015 - Quality management, ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental management, ISO 22301:2012 - Business continuity and ISO 37001:2016 - Anti-bribery management systems.
Mr Tsangarides said the certifications meant the Group could guarantee “complete customer satisfaction” by meeting the highest quality standards when providing its services.
The UMAR|WSR Group represents the interests of some of the largest equipment and service providers in the industry in the areas of drydocking and ship repair. It operates on a global level with local offices in Cyprus, Greece, Russia, Singapore and the UAE.