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Distribution agreement brings wider range of services to southern Africa

South African shiprepair company Dormac is co-operating with MacGREGOR to improve services offered to the Group marine customers in southern Africa.

MacGREGOR has signed a distributor agreement with South African shiprepair company Dormac (Pty) covering spares and maintenance for MacGREGOR hatch covers and cranes in Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia and the west coast of Africa up to Ivory Coast.

There is a long-term strategy to develop MacGREGOR business in South Africa through the Dormac appointment. This will include full technical training for engineers, and access to the global service and spare parts logistic support network of MacGREGOR. Dormac already has fully equipped workshops and skilled engineers, and will be in an excellent situation to supply service to MacGREGOR customers in South Africa.

"We look forward in co-operating with MacGREGOR to serve marine customers better in Southern Africa," says Louis Gontier, Dormac technical director. Steve Goodchild, regional manager of MacGREGOR Service division, agrees: "This is the way to expand MacGREGOR activities in South Africa to a wider range of services, and in a very competitive way." With the start of the co-operation with Dormac, the MacGREGOR Service office in Durban will be integrated fully into Dormac operations.

Dormac is a major shiprepair company in South Africa, formed three years ago by a merger between Dorbyl Marine (Durban) (Pty) Limited and IMAC (International Marine & Construction). The company is a dynamic combination of youth and energy, together with traditional business values and a solid performance history dating back to 1903. In addition to its marine related activities, Dormac also offers a wide range of specialised engineering services to industrial clients. The company's head office is in Bayhead, Durban, and it has a branch in Richards Bay.

For further information, please contact:
Mr Steve Goodchild, Regional Manager, MacGREGOR (GBR) Ltd,
86/90 Front Street, Whitley Bay, NE25 8DN, Tyne & Wear, UK
Tel: +44 191 253 4611 Fax: +44 191 252 4167

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