The Vancouver facility marks Elcome’s first presence in North America.
'From Vancouver, we can serve all of Canada’s maritime sectors — cruise, merchant marine, leisure marine, offshore and naval,' said Jimmy Grewal, managing director, Elcome. 'There are plenty of opportunities in North America for the wide range of products and services we offer.
'We have already received tremendous support from our manufacturing partners wanting to enhance regional after-sales support for their products via Elcome’s field service team,' he added.
Global network of technicians and service engineers
Elcome’s Vancouver office will be supported by the company’s global network of technicians and service engineers to provide the North American markets with a range of solutions including integrated navigation systems; connectivity, communications and automation systems; charts and publications; power management and electrical systems, monitoring solutions; fire safety systems and life-saving appliances.
The scope of supply also includes Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency broadband Internet service.
'Vancouver is an important maritime hub with the port attracting hundreds of passenger and merchant ships year on year,' Grewal said. 'Vancouver also has a growing shipbuilding and repair sector, which can now be fully supported with a local team of competent, professional Elcome experts.'
The new sales and service center, located near the Port of Vancouver, is part of Elcome’s broader expansion strategy which begain in 2020 when the Dubai-headquartered company began operations in Spain.