Ocean Signal and Furuno

Wed, 27 August 2014

Communications and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal has appointed Furuno Italia S.R.L. as its new distributor for Italy.

Following confirmation of the new partnership, Furuno is now able to market and supply the entire Ocean Signal range of products, which includes its SafeSea® portfolio of GMDSS products and its rescueME PLB1. The Italian specialist will use its strong links in both the commercial shipping and leisure boating markets to strengthen Ocean Signal’s presence in the country.

Alan Wrigley, Managing Director of Ocean Signal, said: “We are very pleased to announce Furuno as our new distributor as they will be able to support our products in all markets due to their experience, contacts and expertise throughout the maritime industry.

“We are keen to increase our market share in both the commercial and leisure sectors in Italy and we are confident that this can now be achieved.”

The Ocean Signal product range currently offered by Furuno consists of the popular rescueME PLB1, which is 30% smaller than other personal locator beacons. It is ideal for the commercial market, as it can be carried easily and unobtrusively by workers on tug boats, patrol vessels and other workboats, as well as for a variety of leisure boaters.

By Jake Frith

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