The SCHOTTEL Singapore subsidiary has relocated to its new facilities next to the new shipyard centre in southwestern Singapore. This heavy investment shows SCHOTTEL’s strong interest in the long-term partnership with local customers. New: lifting capacity of 80 tonnes
This new facilities are equipped to support SCHOTTEL's efforts in enhancing its plan for commissioning, maintenance and repair activities to meet current and future standards of propulsion systems. They incorporate a workshop with an 80-tonne lifting capacity, two 40-tonne cranes that can lift loads up to nine metres in height, and also a crane with a lifting capacity of 6.3 tonnes.
“This enables us to service and overhaul Rudderpropellers up to approximately 3,500 kW in a professional environment,” says Joachim Schein, Managing Director of SCHOTTEL Far East Pte Ltd. in Singapore, who has been for SCHOTTEL in the city state since 2006. Part of the new building is a warehouse with all common SCHOTTEL spare parts, a sales area of almost 1,200 square metres and offices spanning 800 square metres.
SCHOTTEL Far East acts as the regional Headquarters for the German propulsion specialist. Local partners are supported in their sales activities and provided with technical consulting and services. Ten of the around 30 employees in Singapore are service engineers who have been trained on all SCHOTTEL products. “We always aim to provide the entire range of services in the region with our own people,” explains Joachim Schein.
Service from Oceania to Australia
The territory covered by SCHOTTEL Far East spreads over approximately 20 countries. The German propulsion specialist has a large installed base in the Asia Pacific and is for instance very successful in the tug and work boat market with more than 2,200 sold SCHOTTEL propulsors.