Schottel Of America, Inc. Opens New Office And Plant

Franz Krautkremer, president of the Schottel Group of Companies, recently officiated at the opening of new offices of Schottel of America, Inc., now located at 8375 N.W.

56th Street, Miami, Fla. 33166.

Schottel, the world's largest supplier of specialized propulsion equipment, has offices, warehouses and production facilities on all five continents and in 13 major cities.

For the past five years, Schottel has steadily expanded its production of propulsion equipment at its former plant on N.W. South River Drive. The production area in the new building enables Schottel to build — in the United States — larger size bow thrusters and other types of right-angle drive propulsion units.

The relocation of the offices and workshop was necessary in order to fill a backlog of orders, and also to expand the warehouse facilities for the spare parts requirements of an ever-increasing number of propulsion units sold and serviced by Schottel of America.

The new building houses a complete machine shop, complete welding and fabrication shop, and complete assembly and repair facility.

Schottel currently has under construction six 1,250-horsepower containerized thruster units to be used for dynamic positioning, station-keeping and propulsion assist on offshore drilling rigs.

Schottel Rudder-Propellers, thrusters and other maneuvering aids have been installed in major newly constructed dynamically positioned vessels, tugboats, offshore rigs, supply vessels, and inland barges in the United States and in Europe.

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