After only three months of local presence in Shanghai, Yara Marine’s customers are already benefiting from increased operational capacity on their high quality – high demand SOx scrubbers.
With the opening of their Shanghai office, Yara Marine has been able to effectively cut delivery time on their SOx scrubbers down towards 8 months on some projects. This represents a significant opportunity for shipowners who still have not secured retrofit slots with acceptable delivery dates.
With last year’s record sales numbers, Yara Marine has been working meticulously on building up the organization to be able to offer the same reliable, corrosion resistant product customers have come to expect from Yara, while at the same time reducing system delivery time.
“Yara Marine Technologies’ customers value the quality of our products. By ramping up our production in Shanghai, we are now able to deliver the same top quality scrubbers with a significantly reduced delivery time”, Yara Marine CEO Peter Strandberg says.
With most scrubber installations being handled in the Asia-pacific region, Yara Marine determined that establishing a local presence was the most viable solution to improve operation efficiency and cut production time to an even more competitive level.
Customers have responded positively to Yara Marine’s shortened production times. The rush to scrubber retrofits is clogging yards, and shipowners need the flexibility to be able to accept slots as they open up, making quick and timely delivery of equipment even more critical.
“We now have more than 25 dedicated and skilled engineers at our Shanghai office, including dedicated resources for quality and progress follow-up at our manufacturers. The staff in Shanghai has done an amazing job in such a short time”, says Yara Marine COO Ina Reksten, adding that the latest move is more than a short-term solution: “Our investments in capacity expansion are for the long term”, Reksten concludes.