Hatlapa acquires TriplexCompany News // October 6, 2011
Hamburg-based manufacturer Hatlapa Marine Equipment has acquired a majority shareholding in the Norwegian deck machinery company Triplex AS. In doing so Hatlapa's product portfolio of compressors, steering gear and winches has been significantly expanded to include all components of a typical deck machinery package for supply vessels and anchor handlers.
With oil and gas exploration and production taking place in deeper and deeper waters the requirements of support vessels is developing significantly and with it the need for more sophisticated and automated equipment. This is in addition to the growing demands of windfarm support vessels.
“We are now in a position to deliver everything from winches and remote controlled gantry cranes (including Triplex's Multi Deck Handler – MDH) with manipulators, to stern rollers – basically all the deck machinery you need”, said Hatlapa's Managing Director Alexander Nürnberg.
The Norwegian company is a leading player in the market for anchor handling systems.
“Our companies complement each other totally – it’s a perfect fit”, said Alexander Nürnberg who will be Chairman of the new subsidiary.
Triplex AS has 70 employees, based in Averøy near Kristiansund and has an annual turnover of 30 million Euros. In addition Triplex AS has a site in Chile, with 17 employees.