Elcome International, one of the world’s largest providers of maritime systems integration, technical support and shipboard services, has announced the opening of a new office in the Spanish port city of Algeciras.
The facility will offer sales and technical support for the company’s portfolio of ship navigation, communication, satellite connectivity and coastal surveillance systems. Shipboard services provided will include annual radio surveys and annual testing of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), Voyage Data Recorders (VDR), Long-range Tracking and Identification Systems (LRIT), as well as Ship Security Alert Systems (SSAS).
Elcome established its first European facility in Seville last year. With the addition of Algeciras, the Dubai-headquartered company now operates a global network of 24 offices with over 500 employees in 11 countries. Elcome has also appointed Jose Antonio Sanchez as technical manager for its burgeoning European business and he will be based in Algeciras.
“Establishing the new office in Algeciras and placing a technical manager in Europe are important strategic moves for Elcome,” says Jimmy Grewal, executive director. “It gives us a direct service presence in one of the world’s most important seaports and will enable us to provide expeditious and local service for our customers across Europe and Africa.”