We are glad to announce that Internaftiki has recently signed an agency agreement with IHC Sealing Solutions, a leading manufacturer of top quality sealing solutions which serves a vast network of propulsion manufacturers and ship owners
Internaftiki is proud to be part of IHC Sealing Solutions’ worldwide network, covering its customer’s needs within the region of Greece, for both new building and retrofit projects.
IHC Lagersmit B.V., a subsidiary of IHC Merwede, has changed its name to IHC Sealing Solutions B.V. This change, which came into effect on 6 July 2012, is the result of the continued international growth that the company has experienced in recent years. Additionally, the company’s focus has shifted in recent decades from the manufacture of bearings to the production and marketing of seals for rotating shafts.
The origins of the company date back to the year 1856, when the machine factory DLS was established in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. From 1956, the company, which produced bearing bushes and stern tubes, changed its name to ‘Lagersmit’, to which ‘IHC’ was later added. From that time on, the company increasingly focused on manufacturing seals for, among other things, stern tubes, thrusters and pumps. Two years ago, the company moved from Kinderdijk to Alblasserdam, where a fully automated production facility operates in completely new premises to further develop, produce and market innovative products.
Company profile IHC Merwede
IHC Merwede is focussed on the continuous development of design and construction activities for the specialist maritime sector. It is the global market leader for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment – with vast experience accumulated over decades – and a reliable supplier of custom-built ships and supplies for offshore construction.
IHC Merwede has in-house expertise for engineering and manufacturing innovative vessels and advanced equipment, as well as providing life-cycle support. Its integrated systematic approach has helped to develop optimum product performance and long-term business partnerships. The company’s broad customer base includes dredging operators, oil and gas corporations, offshore contractors and government authorities.
IHC Merwede has over 3,000 employees based at various locations in The Netherlands, Brazil, China, Croatia, France, India, Malaysia, the Middle East, Nigeria, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Technological innovation will remain the company’s underlying strength through its continuous investment in research and development. Moreover, it helps to safeguard a sustainable environment.