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MacGregor Trade Press Release

MacGregor and SeaFocus establish collaboration agreement to enhance industry innovation drive

27/02/2018

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 27 FEBRUARY 2018 AT 10 AM EET
                                                                   
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and an international maritime business platform, SeaFocus, have announced a collaboration agreement that will support the companies in creating new cooperation models to benefit maritime trade and drive industry innovation.

"We are known for our innovative products and services," says Henri Paukku, Director, Cooperation and Funding, MacGregor. "We can see here the potential in the industry and an important partner for creating new ways of thinking and sharing best practises and to collaborate with universities and their students. This is why we are now participating in Intelligence Hunt®, a cooperation concept developed by SeaFocus, which brings companies and cross-faculty international university students together."

MacGregor is committed to optimising the lifetime profitability, efficiency, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of its customers' operations and understands that this is best achieved in close cooperation with customers and other stakeholders. However, the maritime and shipping industry is known for its traditional approach, even though it is a platform for very advanced solutions and technologies.

"Communication and cooperation strategies that bring companies together will enhance the industry and its technologies, and will speed up its development," adds Mr Paukku. "Sharing best practices and innovative industry-specific solutions will benefit the marketplace as a whole and ensure its future sustainability."

In 2016, to establish its role in the transformation of the maritime industry, MacGregor started its 'So much potential. Let's not waste it' discussion and since then has strived to enhance collaborations.

"I am very proud of MacGregor's trust in us to form a two-year strategic partnership with the SeaFocus executive maritime business platform," says Ulla Keino CEO, SeaFocus. "I sincerely believe that our joint efforts will result directly or indirectly to our stakeholders' increased profitability and productivity in the years to come."

For more information please contact:
Henri Paukku, Director, Cooperation and Funding, MacGregor
Tel. +358 40 756 8508, Email: henri.paukku@macgregor.com
or
Heli Malkavaara, Senior Communications Manager, MacGregor
Tel. +358 20 777 4500, Email: heli.malkavaara@macgregor.com

MacGregor shapes the offshore and marine industries by offering world-leading engineering solutions and services with a strong portfolio of MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex brands. Shipbuilders, owners and operators are able to optimise the lifetime profitability, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of their operations by working in close cooperation with MacGregor.

MacGregor solutions and services for handling marine cargoes, vessel operations, offshore loads, crude/LNG transfer and offshore mooring are all designed to perform with the sea. www.macgregor.com

MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com

About SeaFocus
SeaFocus is a fresh, yet at the same time very experienced and active player in the maritime and marine logistics sector. The aim of SeaFocus is to support its stakeholders' businesses by introducing new innovations and ideas, new potential partners, clients and subcontractors and by creating new cooperation models for the Maritime trade. www.seafocus.fi

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