Imtech Marine and ITC Global sign long-term strategic alliance
Today Imtech Marine B.V. and ITC Global, Inc. announced that they have entered into a long-term strategic alliance to provide a VSAT satellite communications network for the global maritime industry. This alliance cements the already well-established relationship between Imtech Marine and ITC Global in order to continue to bring the highest quality, complete satellite connectivity services to the maritime market. Under the alliance, Imtech Marine will supply, install and service shipboard maritime electronics and communications systems. ITC Global will design, supply and provide engineering support for the global satellite communications network. Together, Imtech Marine and ITC Global will offer complete solutions for the maritime sector.
Headquartered in Rotterdam, Imtech Marine is a full service provider and system integrator of technology solutions for the whole ship. ITC Global, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a leading provider of VSAT satellite communications services to the mining, energy, maritime and enterprise markets throughout the world.
Global VSAT Network
Imtech Marine and ITC Global have developed a global VSAT network that delivers reliable satellite communications to the entire maritime industry. This network, the Imtech Marine global VSAT/Ku-Band network, has automatic beam switching along all of the major shipping lanes.
Eric van den Adel, Managing Director of Imtech Marine, commented: “Imtech Marine has an extensive global network and vast knowledge and experience in the maritime market. ITC Global has extensive knowledge in setting up private, customized VSAT networks. Together we are able to offer our customers in the maritime market unparalleled service and systems.”
Reducing Total Cost of Ownership
Van den Adel also noted: “Our alliance with ITC Global means that our maritime customers get the benefits of having automatic beam switching and seamless connectivity for their vessels across the globe. Connectivity packages are just one of our global services. We also have the possibilities to carry out remote monitoring and maintenance through our Global Technical Assistance Centres, which are available around the clock. In addition, our portfolio of services is supported by our global network, which now consists of 89 locations worldwide. Ultimately, all of our services aim to help customers reduce their Total Cost of Ownership.”
Joe Spytek, Chief Executive Officer of ITC Global, commented: “We are delighted to have formalized our historical working relationship with Imtech Marine. Our expertise in building private, custom networks will be highly complementary to Imtech Marine’s portfolio of shipboard services. We appreciate the trust that Imtech Marine has put with ITC Global, and look forward to continue working together in the maritime industry.
About Imtech Marine
Imtech Marine (headquarters in Rotterdam) is a leading company in the global maritime market, operating as a full-service provider and system integrator of tailor-made, innovative and sustainable technology solutions covering the whole ship. Imtech Marine specialises in automation (platform and bridge), navigation & communication including connectivity, energy and drive solutions, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) solutions and fire protection technology, entertainment, lighting and maritime services. Imtech Marine provides innovative systems and reliable services during the full lifetime of the ship. Imtech Marine reached annual revenues of more than €500 million in 2011, employing more than 2,600 employees at 89 offices in 25 countries based along shipping routes and close to shipbuilding centres.
About ITC Global
ITC Global is one of an elite group of companies that is able to deliver enterprise grade satellite communications on a global basis, with facilities across Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, and trained engineering and technical staff in key strategic locations. ITC Global provides satellite communications systems and ongoing support to some of the world's largest and most successful mining, oil and gas, and maritime companies in some of the most difficult and remote locations. For more information, please visit www.itcglobal.com.