Saab Seaeye has expanded its international presence by opening an office in Houston, Texas.
The company is already the world's largest manufacturer of electric remotely operated underwater vehicles with distributors in 26 countries and over 700 systems sold worldwide.
"The move places us in an ideal position to support sales and service in the region," says Saab Seaeye director, Matt Bates.
"America and the Gulf of Mexico in particular, is an important market and Houston is the ideal base."
He explains that the office will grow to offer technical support, spares and service support.
"Our distributors around the world already offer a range of support services to their regions, and Houston is a natural service hub for the Americas."
Spare parts for Seaeye's range of commercial ROV and Hybrid AUV systems are currently being located in Houston to strengthen the service provided to existing and future customers in the region.
The office is headed by Chris Roper, previously Saab Seaeye's North American distributor, who recently relocated to Houston to set up the new operation.
Saab Seaeye's Falcon ROV range is also sold and supported in the USA by Symphotic TII Corporation, located in Camarillo, California.