GAC Fire, Rescue & Safety expands into Turkey
GAC Fire, Rescue & Safety (GAC FRS) has extended its sales network to Turkey in response to growing demands for its class-approved fire safety and protection systems and services in the country.
The latest development marks the third stage of the expansion of GAC FRS, following its April 2007 launch in Singapore and the acquisition of a Danish service partner, the then Euro ShipService ApS, earlier this year.
Christer Sjodoff, Group Vice President of GAC Solutions, says the new FRS set-up in Turkey recognises the country"s growing importance as a shipping and shipbuilding hub. In particular, the Bosphorus Strait linking Europe with the Near & Middle East, the Black Sea Region, and through to the Caspian Sea, is seeing increasing vessel traffic.
Timur Makzume, GAC Turkey Branch Manager, believes the addition of FRS is an excellent complement to the company"s existing portfolio of ship agency and ship spares logistics services offered at all its seven offices in the country.
?Our principals can now choose from an even wider range of complementary shipping-related services, and reap the benefits of greater convenience and efficiency,? said Sjodoff.
Offered under the GAC Solutions umbrella, GAC FRS combines the Group"s ship agency, logistics and offshore expertise and infrastructure with a solid service partner network to deliver a seamless, innovative and convenient solution directly to any vessels including new buildings, retrofits and conversions. Working with strategically selected class-approved service providers around the world, GAC FRS ensures that installation and any other services can be carried out for any brand at any location ? no matter how remote.
GAC Solutions is a special business unit set up to provide value-added products to the shipping and marine industries. It combines GAC"s knowledge and long standing relationships with its shipping and marine customers with the products of world-leading suppliers. Services range from class-approved fire, rescue & safety systems provision and servicing to weather routing solutions and the list is growing.