Pon Holdings strengthens maritime operations with RH Marine B.V. takeover

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11 September 2017

Today, Pon Holdings (‘Pon’) announced its acquisition of RH Marine B.V., an innovative and leading player in maritime electric and automation systems. The company operates in industries like defense and yacht building and complements the operations of Pon subsidiary Bakker Sliedrecht. With the takeover, Pon strengthens its footprint in the global maritime industry.

As an independent systems integrator in the maritime industry, RH Marine B.V. installs electrical and automation systems in ships and offshore platforms. The company combines these systems into a whole, enabling ships and platforms to operate and communicate more efficiently.

RH Marine B.V.’s services complement those of Pon subsidiary Bakker Sliedrecht, which specializes in dredging and offshore operations.  Bakker Sliedrecht offers total solutions in maritime and industrial electrical engineering. The company covers the entire lifecycle of complex installations.

Pon offers a broad and powerful product and service portfolio through these two companies. Both RH Marine B.V. and Bakker Sliedrecht will operate autonomously within the Pon organization. They will be able to serve the global maritime industry even more efficiently through targeted collaboration.

Pon and Parcom Capital acquired a joint interest in RH Marine Group, within which RH Marine B.V. operates autonomously, in 2015. The division of ownership of RH Marine Group’s other operations will remain unchanged.

The transaction is subject to the usual consultation with the competition authorities.

About Pon Holdings B.V.

Pon, one of the biggest family companies in the Netherlands, is a leading global business with nearly 13,000 employees and operations in 32 countries. The company supplies high-end products and solutions, develops and produces bicycles, and offers engineering solutions in several market segments. Pon operates in a great number of markets, from passenger and commercial vehicles and bicycles to forklift trucks, tires, road construction and earth-moving machinery, generators and total solutions for the shipping industry.

About RH Marine B.V.

RH Marine is a leading systems integrator and innovator of electrical and automation systems in the maritime industry, providing customized solutions for complex defense, safety & security ships, yachts and specials.

RH Marine provides advice and support to the customer starting in the design stage and throughout the ship’s entire lifecycle. This total approach enables optimum configurations for the operational objectives and minimization of lifecycle costs. The company has been ensuring the safe, long-term, comfortable, and cost-efficient continuity of our customers’ operations by integrating intelligent solutions since 1860.

RH Marine has 300 employees and sites in four countries. RH Marine is certified by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance and complies with ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 14001.

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