The companies will offer packages of their products for the newbuilding and retrofit sectors
Japanese propeller manufacturer Nakashima Propeller has taken a majority stake in German rudder and energy-saving device manufacturer Becker Marine Systems, expanding the existing strategic partnership between the companies.
“We have gotten to know Nakashima Propeller as a much respected and reliable partner through decades of cooperation,” said Dirk Lehmann and Henning Kuhlmann, the managing directors of Becker Marine Systems. “Because we are expert suppliers in the area in front of and behind the propeller with well-known products such as the Becker Mewis Duct and the Becker Rudder family, the cooperation with the globally leading propeller manufacturer is a perfect fit.”
The two companies will offer a coordinated set of technologies in both the newbuilding and retrofit sectors, with customers able to put together packages of their respective products. These will include Nakashima’s propellers and bow thruster systems and Becker‘s manoeuvring systems, energy-saving devices and battery solutions, all of which can be used onboard passenger vessels.The companies’ Computational Fluid Dynamics departments will also cooperate more closely in the future.
“We are pleased to enhance the strategic partnership with Becker Marine Systems through this agreement,” said Takayoshi Nakashima, president of Nakashima Propeller. “I strongly believe that the relationship and trust which both families and management teams built over 40 years enables us to reach this agreement successfully. We will make a significant contribution to total optimisation for propulsive performance as well as manoeuvring performance to our customers during entire lifecycle of ships.”
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