Goltens opens new service facility in Houston to offer expanded service coverage for Gulf customers
October 29, 2014, Houston, Texas – Goltens Worldwide today announced the opening of its new full service facility in Houston, Texas. Following months of planning and machinery and equipment installation, Goltens full service repair facility is operational and ready to support customer requirements.
Predicated on a desire to be closer to the expanding customer base in the U.S. Gulf, Goltens Houston is an important component of the group’s strategy to move toward high demand, long-term growth oriented markets where Goltens can service a broader customer base. As the largest port in the U.S., with a broad cross section of offshore, merchant, petrochemical and industrial customers, Goltens can readily support clients in a more immediate and efficient manner. Goltens has invested heavily and will continue to scale up operations to make this one of the flagship operations in Goltens’ global portfolio of companies.
The new location is focused on delivering Goltens’ core specialized diesel engine, in-situ machining and green technologies services portfolio. The facility has a broad range of large-scale workshop machining equipment to support reconditioning and overhaul operations, and a growing team of highly skilled diesel engine service engineers and specialists that Goltens has become known for globally.
Leading the operation as General Manager for Goltens Houston is industry veteran Mark Evans. Evans is a seasoned maritime executive with over 20 years of experience supporting the marine services industry, working in progressively higher technical management and executive positions within Wärtsilä and most recently Rolls-Royce Marine.
“We are very excited to launch Goltens Houston and to have Mark join at its helm,” commented Roy Strand, Goltens Worldwide Chief Operating Officer. “Goltens relies on its senior management to build high trust relationships and partnerships with customers and to ensure that our quality standards and commitment to minimizing asset downtime for our customers are met. Mark has an excellent track record, deep knowledge of the industry and local market, and the deep technical expertise to ensure Goltens Houston meets the standards that customers have come to rely on Goltens for globally. We are confident that Mark will make Goltens Houston the preferred service partner for local and international customers in the US Gulf.”
Goltens’ new workshop facility is located within two miles from the Port of Houston at 7214 Clinton Drive in Houston, Texas.
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Founded in New York and Oslo in the 1940s and today located in key markets throughout the world, the Goltens Worldwide group of companies is a leading provider of specialized repair, maintenance and reconditioning services and supplier of engineering components for the global shipping industry, offshore marine installations, industrial plants and power stations. For years, Goltens has been the most trusted provider for in-situ machining, diesel engine repair and maintenance and now green technology solutions. Goltens is the only independent repair specialist to offer shipowners, plant managers and OEMs comprehensive worldwide service from over 25 locations in 15 countries across the globe, and serves over 3,000 clients each year.
For more information about the Goltens Worldwide group of companies, please visit www.goltens.com.
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Contact: Roy Strand
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