McMurdo continues to expand global reach with Elcome International partnership
McMurdo, a trusted name in emergency readiness and response, and a division of Orolia, has announced a global agreement with Elcome International to expand its reach in the global commercial marine market.
Founded in 1969, Elcome has been serving the marine industry as an innovative and high-quality system integrator, distributor, installer and after-sales service agent of marine equipment, technologies and solutions. The company has offices in the UAE, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka.
As part of the partnership, Elcome will supply the industry with products from McMurdo’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) range of search and rescue equipment, including EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons), SARTs (Search and Rescue Transponders), AIS transponders and receivers (Automatic Identification System), VHF radios, and its Fast Find range of Personal Location Beacons.
Commenting on the partnership, Justine Heeley, Managing Director and Business Unit Manager for Marine Products at McMurdo said: “We are proud to be working with Elcome to supply a portfolio of products to shipping, government and infrastructure projects across the globe, combining our experience and expertise in the search and rescue ecosystem with Elcome’s unrivalled reputation and access to international markets.”
Jimmy Grewal, Executive Director of Elcome International, said: “McMurdo is a highly respected brand in the maritime safety sector, and their products will help to fill out our range of GMDSS offerings for our customers, complementing our growing marine safety business area.”
As the world’s only provider of an end-to-end search and rescue ecosystem – including distress beacons, satellite ground stations, mission control and rescue coordination systems, and rescue response products – McMurdo builds, integrates and tests products as part of a live search and rescue system. This ensures greater cohesion between distress signal transmission and reception so that beacon owners can feel confident that their signals will get to search and rescue authorities quickly.