Marechal Electric Group at Offshore Energy 2014
24 October 2014
Marechal Electric Group, a worldwide leader in the field of electrical connectors, is preparing to present its entire oil and gas industry product range addressed at large EPC markets and contractors at Offshore Energy 2014 in Amsterdam on October 28 & 29. Additionally, it will also market the expanded dimensions of the group following its recent acquisition of Technor Italsmea, specialised in explosion proof bulk electrical items.
Technor is a worldwide technology company within Marechal Electric Group, with operational businesses in Italy, the UAE and Singapore.
The company is exhibiting at Stand 10.040 in Hall 10.
Participating in Offshore Energy for the second time in a row, Marechal Electric Group says taking part in this year’s event was always a priority, as it is the largest well-organised event in the region offering a very interesting window on Middle East projects and customers in the oil and gas industry.
“We chose to exhibit at Offshore Energy as it is a very interesting event to strengthen our visibility in the market. Our booth was really busy last year with very interesting leads / potentials as well as existing customers. The impact of Offshore Energy on our activity is important and positively contributing to our business development in the Middle East. The quality of the visitors and exhibitors is very high and dedicated to the oil and gas industry where our business development is getting stronger. Further, Offshore Energy is an international show providing access to some of the complicated markets of the Middle East,” says Richard van der Heiden, Sales Engineer Netherlands.
Marechal Electric Group has been a major player, over the past 60 years, for industrial electrical connections adapted to suit all areas of the industry: general manufacturing and process industry, premises and set-ups for the general service industry, all infrastructures as well as the specific oil and gas industry or those premises presenting a risk of explosion, referred-to as hazardous areas.
“The group’s know-how and technology permanently optimise the performance and life expectancy of Marechal plugs and sockets and Technor equipment and infrastructure in potentially explosive atmosphere. The certification of our product ranges complies with the existing requirements and standards in the different markets and enables the group to position itself as a leading supplier for any type of industry activity throughout the world,” says R. van der Heiden.
Technor has a high level of experience in developing and designing Ex equipment for most applications. These include offshore oil installations, refineries, petrochemical plants, ships and FPSOs, chemical, pharmaceutical, food industries as well as other industries in which potentially explosive dusts might represent a hazard, such as foodstuffs manufacture grain silos and textile. Products enable safe transport and application of electric signals and power in hazardous areas. The core business is in the electrical, instrumentation and electronics fields. Technor's ranges satisfy the requirements of international and national regulations (Atex, IECEx and Gost) and each individual system’s component is certified in accordance with specific Ex-certification requirements. With the geographic locations it nicely complements the ranges of the Marechal Electric Group, providing significant product and distribution channel synergies.
Admitting that the year has been full of challenges, R. van der Heiden, however, says that: “the second part of the year has been very interesting for our development. We are very optimistic for the end of 2014 and 2015.”
The company has been on an expansion spree over the last few years with acquisitions lined up since 2012 with Marechal Australia, followed by Technor in 2013 and now Marechal Electric Asia in 2014.
Moving ahead, the company is looking at strengthening its operations in the Middle East. “Since beginning of the year, we strengthened our position in the Middle East opening new offices in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai. Our plans for the coming years are following our business development expectations and the significant increase of our presence on the Middle East markets,” R. van der Heiden adds.