Electrical system integrator RETEC, based in Galati, Romania, has been renamed Alewijnse Marine Galati. This is in recognition of the fact that the company has now been fully integrated into the Alewijnse Group, fourteen years after its purchase by Alewijnse in 1999.
RETEC was founded in 1995. 18 years later Alewijnse Marine Galati (AMG) sets out with over 300 successful projects to its credit, delivered to a worldwide client-base. The company and its workforce have worked on vessels ranging from tugs and workboats, coasters and tankers to dredgers and offshore patrol vessels. Via its General Manager, Mr Pieter Smit, who is also Manager of International Operations for the Alewijnse Group, AMG is also responsible for operations in Qatar, Vietnam, Turkey and Ukraine.
With its exceptional range of engineering and technical skills and a reputation for quality and innovation, AMG provides a full range of electrical engineering services including the supply of complete electrical packages and integrated automation systems as well as expert on-site supervision, installation, commissioning and lifetime service.
The merging of the former RETEC into the Alewijnse Group brings benefits for both parties involved. Chief of these is the recognition that the new company will receive as an instantly identifiable part of Alewijnse, a global business with a reputation for quality and innovation in maritime electrical engineering based on many years in the sector. Closer links with the parent and its subsidiary companies will also give AMG enhanced access to new markets, better internal knowledge transfer and a stronger position when negotiating purchasing terms.
"After 14 years of fruitful cooperation we have decided that now is the right time to consolidate under the Alewijnse brand,” said Mr Pieter Smit, General Manager of Alewijnse Marine Galati. “Our strategy results in a substantial proportion of our 300 employees working in countries as varied as Qatar, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Netherlands, providing our clients with local support on a global basis. The creation of Alewijnse Marine Galati will further support our mission to provide first class products and services to ship owners and operators around the world.”
“RETEC had been a highly valued part of the Alewijnse Group for many years,” added Dick Alewijnse, CEO of the Alewijnse Group,” so it now gives me great pleasure to welcome the company fully into the family as Alewijnse Marine Galati. The skills that its staff offer the maritime industry and their contribution to the Alewijnse Group as a whole will now receive the full recognition that they deserve, and our customers will benefit from the enhanced unity and cooperation.”
Photo: Alewijnse CEO Dick Alewijnse (left) and Pieter Smit, General Manager of AMG (right), shaking hands on completing the full integration of AMG into the Alewijnse Group.