Global framework agreement with Gunnebo Industries

Significant agreement further enhances Fendercare Marine’s position as leading supplier of lifting equipment and services.

Fendercare Marine, one of the world’s leading suppliers of marine products and services has announced the signing of a global framework for the sale of Gunnebo Industries' products.

Gunnebo Industries is a global leader in several areas within the lifting and material handling industry for which they manufacture products such as crane blocks, wire rope sheaves, chain and lifting components, shackles and lashing products. This agreement is for the distribution and supply of the entire Gunnebo range of products through Fendercare Marine’s global footprint of bases.

Product sales director, Lara Griffin, said;

“We are delighted to have signed this global distributor agreement with Gunnebo Industries UK. Gunnebo products are well known and established on the market as a premium product with an outstanding safety record.  To have such a global partnership in place means that Fendercare Marine will be able to provide its customers throughout the world with an even greater choice of lifting products and the ultimate peace of mind.”

Fendercare Marine has lifting and testing centres at many of its worldwide bases, supplying and servicing the engineering, construction, mining, oil and gas, offshore, subsea, shipping and crane industries. Through its bases, it is able to offer lifting equipment for hire, sale and service; load and stress monitoring equipment and pneumatic/hydraulic hoists and winches, together with tensile testing machines, a full wire rope service, magnetic particle testing, spooling and pressure lubrication equipment. This is backed by a comprehensive customer online document control system to help ensure the customer's lifting equipment remains compliant and safe.

Like Fendercare Marine, Gunnebo Industries is a truly global company, boasting a head office in Sweden, manufacturing units in three countries and sales companies in ten countries. Their factory in Tulsa, USA, manufactures crane blocks, sheaves, overhaul balls and related products to the oil and gas industry and OEM crane industry, whilst chain, lifting components and shackles are manufactured from their bases in Sweden and Norway.

In 2014 Gunnebo Industries opened a brand new factory, located in Växjö, Sweden which has already created a more streamlined production process, shorter lead times, more efficient R&D and increased availability for their customers.

At the signing of the agreement, Gunnebo Industries' UK key account manager, Andy Hand, commented;

“Fendercare is a great partner for Gunnebo Industries and we have had a successful business relationship for many years in the UK market. Both companies have a long history, a global presence, and most of all, we understand and value the trust our customers place in us to supply them with highly efficient and safe, quality products and services.”

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