MN 100: Thrustmaster of Texas

Posted by Nicole Ventimiglia

6900 Thrustmaster Drive
Houston, TX  77041
Telephone: 832 399 5187
E-mail: [email protected]
CEO/President: Joe Bekker
Number of Employees: 300

The Company:
Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. manufactures heavy duty commercial marine propulsion and thrusters. The factory and production of all thrusters is based out of Houston, Texas with a global network of sales offices in Rotterdam, Singapore, Dubai, Brazil and India. A service office is located in Houma, Louisiana to assist offshore clients.
The Case:
Thrustmaster provides engineered thrusters (to shipyards) for barges, RoRo ferries, Tugs, etc. that are specially designed for shallow draft and brown water applications. All thrusters are developed in-house by a complete engineering department for mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic design. Tooling includes machining and measuring equipment, CAD, vessel resistance and propulsion, 3D modeling and ANSYS Finite Element Analysis. The application of modal analysis, stress and strain analysis as well as rotor dynamic analysis of drive trains and transmissions are all fundamental to the reliability and quality of Thrustmaster’s products.

(As published in the August 2014 edition of Marine News -

Marine News Magazine, page 65,  Aug 2014

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