Provimar was acquired by Norway's EMS Ship Supply last year and this month all companies in the Provimar Group will be renamed EMS Ship Supply together with the name of the country they are based (such as America, Croatia, Gibraltar, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay).
The Provimar management team, both centrally in Barcelona and in its 32 branches, remains unchanged.
EMS Ship Supply has 60 offices in 17 countries and claims to be the largest ship supply company in the world with a turnover of more than EUR300m. It is a subsidiary of Eitzen Maritime Services, the maritime services group listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
'We are trying to combine the best of both worlds: being a major world player, while still focusing in the daily affairs in our local branches. In the end, our business makes sense only if we can satisfy our customers' needs locally,' says EMS Ship Supply's president Terje Ask-Henriksen.