Huisman, the Schiedam-based designer and manufacturer of heavy construction equipment for international onshore and offshore companies, and Bakker Sliedrecht, provider of total solutions related to maritime and industrial electro techniques, have announced to expand their collaboration to China. The Huisman production facility in Fujian will get a specially equipped workshop supervised by Bakker specialists for the production of electronically controlled drive systems. For Huisman this will result in a saving on the total cost of drive systems, Bakker Sliedrecht creates the possibility to enter the Chinese market on an extended scale.
For customers the collaboration results in the offering of a broader overall package, enabling the overall solutions including commissioning from one location. Huisman will, under the supervision of Bakker Sliedrecht, realize the production combined with a joint purchasing in which the overall article management will be aligned. Huisman's Product Data Management system (PDM) will be used for joint engineering data. The various necessary investments are currently being done to enable an immediate start with a fully equipped workshop.
"We have started this cooperation for the production of drive systems with long-term intentions," says Jan Noorlander of Bakker Sliedrecht. "We have researched the opportunities and benefits for the market thoroughly in advance as we will both invest a lot of knowledge, capacity and time. We are both confident that this collaboration will turn into a success." Huisman and Bakker Sliedrecht maintain a long and good relationship which is based on solid cooperation, mutual knowledge exchange and trust. "Both companies play a leading role in the industry," says Jens Ekelaar, Manager Hydraulics, Electrical and Control Systems at Huisman. "Huisman currently focuses mainly on the expansion of the production, sales and engineering capacity. Bakker Sliedrecht aims to acquire more international projects, such as from Asian yards. Through our collaboration in China we can reinforce each other in realizing our ambitions."