Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Greek Distributor For Shipping Navigation Aid Group

Kelvin Hughes Appoint Aegean Electronics in Piraeus
Shipping News Feature

GREECE – Still considered by many as the very heart of the shipping world, UK based Kelvin Hughes, the world’s largest supplier of nautical charts and publications, have announced the appointment of a new distributor in the country for their full range of navigational aids. In future Aegean Electronics will offer the complete range of products and systems manufactured by Kelvin Hughes including turn-key ECDIS packages, Voyage Data Recorders and fully compliant IMO radars including SharpEyeTM, the latest solid-state Radar technology.

Giorgos Angelopoulos, Area Sales Manager for Kelvin Hughes commented:

“This area of the world is very important to us. Owning 22% of the world’s tankers and 20% of bulk carriers, the Greek Shipping Industry is pivotal in the world shipping economy. With the addition of Aegean Electronics to our partners network we are re-enforcing our commitment and focus on the Greek market. The combination of Kelvin Hughes’ innovation and leadership with Aegean’s strong market knowledge and position will be the key factors for success in the future. We expect the partnership to generate significant growth in this area and we welcome Aegean Electronics to our team and look forward to a successful long term relationship."

Aegean Electronics provides products and services for the four main maritime sectors - yachting, fishing, commercial shipping and naval. Peter Spanos, President of Aegean Electronics said:

“Over the last 15 years, Aegean Electronics has developed a very strong and successful presence in the leisure, fishery and merchant segments of the marine market. I believe that there is a great deal of synergy between our two companies and that Kelvin Hughes’ brand name and innovation will blend with our aspirations to grow our presence in the Greek market. Our aim is to provide what customers need and with Kelvin Hughes' latest innovative products and services we are better placed to do this.”

Photo: Giorgos Angelopoulos, Area Sales Manager for Kelvin Hughes and Peter Spanos, President of Aegean Electronics, pictured at the recent Posidonia Exhibition