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20 Leading Marine Distributors who wanted to offer their products and services to the US Navy and US Coast

Guard. Despite some early success it soon became apparent that the develop- ment of a long-term, viable presence in

Altec-Effer USA the market would depend on the OEM’s

Birmingham, AL ability to meet the unique demands of e: the US customer, . It was not enough to have a good product at a competitive

AME DMW Marine Group

Offering: price; the offered equipment also had Advanced Mechanical Enterprises Chester Springs, PA

With a lifting capacity ranging from 2 ton to be accepted as a “standard” product, e: Ee: meters to 300 ton meters, Effer Knuck- equivalent or superior to its domestic leboom Cranes are a popular choice for competitors in every way. Understand- ably, the Department of Defense expect- construction, mining and marine indus- History: History: tries and boast a power to weight ratio ed the foreign entity to comply with the

Advanced Mechanical Enterprises/AME DMW Marine Group has been in the ma- that is the best on the world market. full set of applicable standards and spec- is a marine and industrial engineering rine crane business since 1995. At ? rst

Altec sells and supports the entire line i? cations if the OEM wanted to secure services company specializing in predic- heavily concentrating on US Navy and of Effer Articulating Cranes. Contact meaningful business. For more than 30 tive, preventative and corrective main- Oceanographic research business DMW us today for more details on additional years, Allied has established an excel- tenance for propulsion systems, rotating, has evolved into all markets with heavy models or to con? gure an articulating lent reputation in the sales and market- and reciprocating machinery. AME uses emphasis on Offshore oil, Military, Aqua ing of equipment and services to the US crane for your work requirements. Effer the most cutting-edge technologies and Culture and Research vessel marine

Navy and Coast Guard.

produces many different con? gurations state-of-the-art equipment to provide cranes.

to meet your speci? c needs. industry-leading diagnostics, mainte-

Offering: nance, and repair services. We’ve been

Allied Marine Services is a sales rep- in business for over 25 years, under the resentation company that sells and sup-

AMS ports new products and technology management of President/Owner, Rich

Merhige, a highly respected specialist

Stevensville, MD to the naval and commercial maritime in vibration who’s been commissioned e: markets. Hull / Shipboard Equipment the world over to consult of some of

Protection Shipboard Sewage Handling the most complex projects on everything / Fluid Transfer Equipment Propulsion from yachts, workboats, pumping sta-

History: / Stabilization / Steering Equipment

Allied Marine Services (Allied) was Doors and Hatches: Watertight, Fire tions, power plants, industrial/manufac- turing facilities.

formed in 1983 with the express pur- Rated Electronics / Navigation / Auto- pose of acting as a sales representative pilots.

Offering: for British naval technology OEM’s

See feature story on page 44.

and gain a large portion of the U.S. commercial marine side-by-side to EPD (Electronic Power Design) Elec-

Karl Senner, LLC market through the companies’ dedication to its cus- trical Systems. This collaborative partnership poised

Kenner, LA tomers and to the products it represents. To date, Karl Karl Senner, LLC to become the North American ma- e:

Senner, LLC has sold approximately 4,000 Reintjes rine representative for EPD in 2015.

Gearboxes. Today, Ralph and his two sons, Karl and Christo-

As markets adapted to advances in technology, Karl pher, continue to operate under Mr. Karl H. Senner’s

Karl Senner, LLC is a family business established by

Senner, LLC saw a growing demand for azimuth thrust- philosophy, remaining dedicated to the product, cus-

Karl H. Senner in 1972. The company is now owned ers across several marine market segments. In tomer support, parts availability, and in-house service/ and operated by his son, Ralph Senner, 1999, the company was approached by safety training. Karl Senner, LLC has since established and grandsons, Karl and Christopher an azimuth manufacturer that shares a strong presence throughout Inland Waterways, Off-


a very similar design philosophy shore Markets, ATBs, Ferries, Harbor/Ship Assist ves-

In 1967, Karl sold the ? rst Rein- to that of Reintjes, and shortly sels, Fishing vessels, Dredges, Pleasure Craft, Govern- tjes gearbox in North America thereafter, Karl Senner, LLC ment applications, among other markets.

to the inland operator LeB- became the exclusive sales Since 1967 the strong partnership between Reintjes eouf Towing of Houma, LA. and service representative for and Karl Senner, LLC has earned the companies a

He quickly made a good

Steerprop in United States, strong reputation throughout the Maritime Industry, name for himself by selling

Mexico, and Bahamas. known for reliability, longevity and superior service.

reliable products and pro-

Karl Senner, LLC has been viding dependable support selected to supply Steerprop Offering: to his customers. By 1972, he thrusters onboard over 130 Karl Senner, LLC is the exclusive Sales and Service secured the exclusive Reintjes vessel to date; 120 of these ves- representative for Reintjes Gearboxes, Steerprop Azi- sales and service distributorship sels were diesel-electric PSVs muth Thrusters and EPD Electrical Systems through- for all of North America. Over the where Karl Senner, LLC worked out North America.

years, the company was able to grow 94 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • NOVEMBER 2017

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