Schat-Harding New Panama Service Station
Thursday, October 25 2007 @ 09:09 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
The Panama facility will be expanded to provide Spanish-speaking coverage of the whole of Latin America, with engineers trained initially at Schat-Harding’s school in Norway, and from 2008, at the new school which is being established at Schat-Harding’s Americas headquarters in New Iberia, Louisiana.
Schat-Harding’s owned and authorized service network now covers 60 countries and deploys over 350 people to ensure LSA systems are correctly serviced. In addition to the many Schat-Harding brands, Schat-Harding’s network now holds authorizations from over 25 other current lifeboat and davit original manufacturers, enabling it to provide Original Equipment Manufacturer service in line with IMO requirements to vessels with multi-brand and mixed equipment.
Schat-Harding group is the global market leader in marine life-saving systems - lifeboats, davits and winches, all integrated in a total safety solution from the design of a vessel to the end of its lifetime. Ship owners, ship operators, offshore operators and shipyards operating everywhere are its clients. Brands owned by Schat-Harding include Watercraft, Viking Marine, Waterman, Fiskars, Davit-Company, MASECO, Watercraft America, William Mills Marine, Schat, Harding, Mulder & Rijke and the Beiyang Boatbuilding Co. Authorizations are held to service over 25 other brands. The group is also engaged in environmentally friendly underwater cleaning and inspections of ships’ hulls using CleanHull, a unique ROV technology. Schat-Harding is a member of Norway's Umoe group.