Radio Holland opens office in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Radio Holland Group announces the official opening of a new service office in Port Elizabeth. The new office will start on January 4th 2010 and the official, celebratory opening will take place in February. This will be the 63rd office in the Radio Holland Global Network and the 6th office in South Africa. Radio Holland in Port Elizabeth will provide sales and service of marine electronics in the Eastern Cape.
The Port Elizabeth receives over 1600 vessel arrivals per year including Container, Bulk, Tanker, Vehicle Carrier, and RoRo vessels. There is a very strong yacht and fishing presence in the area as well. The new office will allow Radio Holland to better service a vast network of customers by an increased ability to respond rapidly and efficiently to both urgent and routine requests.
Dé Slager, CEO of the Radio Holland Group, says: “Our operations in South Africa and the African continent are growing and this means our network is also growing. This way we are able to adequately serve our local and international customers entering South African ports. It is part of our strategy, which is clear: we want to be where our customers are and serve them on the spot. This is why we intend to keep expanding our global network, closely monitoring shipping movements around the world.”
The new Port Elizabeth office is staffed by experienced technicians, who are there to guarantee Radio Holland’s 24/7 service. Common spares determined by years of service in the area will be stocked locally to ensure the ability to respond effectively and quickly to service requests. The workshop is shared with Commercial Marine being RH’s reseller/dealer for PE, fully equipped to address the requirements of the fishing, deep-sea, offshore and shipbuilding market. The office is accessible easily in the port and is a ten minute drive from the new Coega IDZ. Visiting address: Dompedro Jetty, Port Elizabeth Harbour, Tel. +27-41-5862624.
Radio Holland South Africa
Radio Holland is the leading and brand-independent maritime service specialist in South Africa, active in various disciplines, including electrical engineering, navigation, communication, ICT and airtime, with a network based in all the major ports that covers the entire country and providing an excellent basis for further growth in the fishing industry and new building market, but also retrofit, service and sales in the deep sea and offshore sector.. Radio Holland South Africa employs more than 100 people operating from Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, St. Helena Bay, Mossel Bay and soon Port Elizabeth, also having a network of service agents operating from various maritime locations.
About Imtech Marine Group and Radio Holland Group
Radio Holland Group is a specialized company in the supply, installation, integration and service of maritime electronics and is also known as satellite airtime provider. The company employs some 1000 people worldwide in more than 60 own branches, strategically located along all major shipping routes. The Radio Holland Group represents a wide range of internationally renowned manufacturers and continuously focuses on electronic & functional innovations in Communication, Navigation and Automation equipment. Radio Holland is known for its 24-hour service on the spot. Many ship owners around the world use the services of Radio Holland to maintain and repair the equipment on board. Radio Holland has many customers in the international shipping market: deep sea ship owners, coastal & inland shipping, dredging, government & navy, mega yacht shipyards, fishery, etc. Radio Holland enjoys a high reputation worldwide as an all round maritime electronics specialist. Unique is its worldwide ISO: 9001 certification, granted by Lloyds, emphasizing RH’s focus on delivering quality at all times.
Radio Holland Group is a member of Imtech Marine Group. The Imtech Marine Group is an independent group of well established and renowned Imtech companies who have joined forces and cooperate to offer the marine industry a wide range of technical solutions. Imtech Marine Group’s mission is to be the sustainable, reliable, global and technical partner for professionals in the marine industry. The group offers tailor made, innovative solutions (systems and services) in automation, nav/com, HVAC (heating, ventilation & air condition), fire protection, energy and AV entertainment. The Imtech Marine Group includes renowned companies like Imtech Marine Germany, Imtech Marine & Offshore, Imtech Schiffbau-/Dockbautechnik, Radio Holland Group, Royal Dirkzwager and Van Berge Henegouwen Installaties, employs more than 2400 people and produced revenues in excess of € 550 Mio in 2008.