New exhibitors see new opportunities

FFS is able to supply complete systems including that of the world's largest firefighting vessel

Seawork 2020 attracts companies looking to fulfil strategies for market growth and international expansion.

Innovative technology, emerging projects and contracts, world-leading design and development, robust distribution, Seawork sees some of the best from companies around the globe. We take a look at the latest exhibitors to sign up for Europe’s leading commercial marine and workboat exhibition.

Supporting strategy

Swedish firm Sittab Stol AB has pinpointed Seawork 2020 as part of its expansion plan into international markets.  Formed in 1991, Sittab is a market leader in seat environments, developing and selling standard and customised seat accessories.  Many of the company’s current products have been developed in conjunction with client engineering teams and departments. With the infrastructure and facilities in place to expand, Sittab is keen to continue to support its business strategy of innovation and international growth by working with new partners.

Promoting tools of the trade

Starting out over seventy years ago as a manufacturer of air tools for use in the auto and aviation industries, Cengar’s policy of product development has continued ever since with improvements to design, quality and materials cited as reasons why Cengar equipment is recognised worldwide. The company has designed and patented a number of specialist tools including the twin piston air reciprocating saw. Proud of its product reputation for reliability, low maintenance and operator safety, Cengar is based in Halifax, UK and is a member of The Made in Britain Campaign which supports and promotes British manufacturing. The saws are used for cutting every type of metal and composite across a wide range of industries including shipping, offshore oil and petrochemical, and now ship maintenance and luxury yacht manufacture.

Fighting for the best

Fire Fighting Systems (FFS) is focused on up-to-date design and engineering in order to provide the most competitive and best performing systems in the market.  A leading designer, maker and supplier of external firefighting systems, FFS team of highly skilled engineers is located in Norway and Singapore with the company’s production and logistics centre located in Åmål, Sweden.  The extensive product range comprises pumps with drivers, gearboxes, fire water monitors, foam mixers, deluge systems, remote control systems and all related equipment required for complete installations.  FFS supplies systems for tugs, offshore vessels, fireboats and work boats in accordance with all class societies, and recently supplied the system for the world’s largest fireboat; a 50m HMFV built by ST Marine for Singapore Civil Defense.

The name says it all

Planned investment over the past ten years has ensured that Springmasters is fully equipped with up-to-date automated and computer-controlled production machinery, which gives total control during manufacture and ensures defect free springs at competitive prices.  This state-of-the-art technology runs side by side with more traditional manufacturing methods, utilising the skills of the company’s crafted springs makers, giving Springmasters the flexibility to supply both volume production quantities and bespoke short runs. One of Europe’s leading spring manufacturers and stockists of springs and allied products, Springmasters also manufactures and distributes a range of standard products including clips, clamps, pins, fasteners, shims and rings and offers ‘off-the-shelf’ delivery.

Buy or hire flexibility

OceanTools is a world-leading subsea engineering company specialising in the design and manufacture of equipment for the professional offshore and underwater markets.  Field proven, trusted and reliable OceanTools products are deployed in harsh environments with applications including offshore survey, subsea drilling and ROV operations.  Headquartered in Aberdeen UK, the company has designed and developed its own extensive product portfolio, most of which is available for rental and is maintained to the highest order by the same technicians that built it.  OceanTools offers cost effective day rates, low mobilisation charges, before and after maintenance checks and no minimum rental period.

Expanding distribution

After a short break, Wardle Marine Services (WMS) is now making plans for its Seawork 2020 stand and is looking forward to showcasing some of its stock for the first time in the UK.  Currently best known for its pontoons, the company became the sole UK distributor for PMS last year and is set to be joined by more of its manufacturers at Seawork 2020 with the emphasis on other industrial items that are now available from the WMS team such as wave breaks, pipe floats and security barriers with the ever popular pontoons taking more of a background role.  WMS says it was spurred on by having seen some of the incredible technology and ideas showcased at Seawork 2019, and is looking to join its peers with further new products on the WMS water stand to impress the visitors.

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