Palfinger Marine enters Alaska
Marine crane supplier Palfinger Marine is extending its presence in the North American market by teaming up with Tim Tilleman and Ed Ramberg, the owners of HP Dutch Harbor.
Dutch Harbor is considered to be a remote but strategically important port of call for the huge North Pacific fishing fleet. In the future Palfinger Marine and HP Dutch Harbor will respond to this target group locally with marine cranes supplied by the Palfinger company.
With its main service centre in Unalaska, HP Dutch Harbor considered the ideal partner for Palfinger Marine, and the company also has many years of experience in the hydraulic marine products sector.
According to Karl Oberreiter, head of Palfinger Marine, “In HP Dutch Harbor we’ve found an agent that will boost our progress in the North American market. We are very pleased indeed that HP Dutch Harbor will be supporting us in future and we would like to welcome all its employees very warmly to our network.”
Tim Tilleman, president of HP Dutch Harbor, is also enthusiastic about the cooperation: “We are very pleased that in future we will be part of Palfinger Marine because our customers will benefit greatly from this working relationship. In future, Palfinger’s extensive product range and our knowledge of local customer needs will ensure optimum customer service in Alaska.”
The operational support of Seattle, an equally important support point for the fishing fleet, will continue to be looked after directly by Palfinger Marine’ US regional sales manager. John Adams. In cooperation with HP Dutch Harbor, the company says that this will ensure a nationwide supply of Palfinger Marine products for the fishing fleet.