Leading maritime systems and services provider Elcome International has established a new office in Vancouver, Canada, to meet growing demand for its services across the country and the broader North American continent.
The Vancouver facility marks Elcome’s first presence in North America.
Explaining the reason behind the expansion, Elcome’s Managing Director, Jimmy Grewal, said: “From Vancouver, we can serve all of Canada’s maritime sectors – cruise, merchant marine, leisure marine, offshore and naval. 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 said.
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 from 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 for all types of maritime and offshore assets.
“Vancouver is an important maritime hub with the port attracting hundreds of passenger and merchant ships year on year, furthered Grewal. “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 centre, located near the Port of Vancouver, is part of Elcome’s broader expansion strategy, which kickstarted in 2020, when the Dubai-headquartered company began operations in Spain.
About Elcome International LLC
Elcome, established in 1970, has emerged as one of the world’s largest and most diversified maritime companies, offering a comprehensive portfolio of cutting-edge technologies, solutions, and services. Headquartered in Dubai, Elcome operates across 14 countries with 27 offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, employing over 500 dedicated professionals.
As an authorized sales and service representative for numerous world-leading OEMs, Elcome caters to the defense, energy, marine, and yachting industry segments. The company has also earned recognition as a leading system integrator, responsible for numerous critical land-based, offshore, and national security projects in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Elcome’s commitment to excellence extends to its FTA-approved training center and bridge simulator in Dubai, where operators and bridge officers receive training and certification. Additionally, Elcome stands as the Middle East’s largest supplier of both print and digital nautical charts and publications, both print and digital, with three print-on-demand centres in Dubai, Singapore and Colombo for ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical Charts. www.elcome.com