JRC announces strategic partnership with Alphatron Marine

Tokyo, Japan, 17 April 2014 – JRC has announced a long term investment partnership with European maritime systems provider Alphatron Marine.

Long recognized as a world leader in marine electronics JRC views this strategic alliance as a way to grow the JRC brand offering, while at the same time meet the ever growing demand for more single source system integration.

“JRC is approaching its 100th anniversary and this intense cooperation is evidence of our commitment to the next 100 years,” said Jun Nakazawa, General Manager of JRC. “With the unique strengths of both companies we will be able offer the best of both worlds to all sectors of the industry. Our new combined organization will have the ability to supply and support the shipowner’s needs, from the most basic single item to the fully integrated bridge system for the highest notation vessel”.

Combining the service networks of both companies will further enhance the experience that JRC customers currently receive and expect, a key philosophy that JRC is founded on.

Mr. Luuk Vroombout, co founder and CEO of Alphatron Marine said, “We have worked very closely and successfully with JRC for more than 20 years. JRC has been a major part of this success and now we have the opportunity to join them and take our business model to the global stage.” JRC will establish four “Centers of Excellence” around the world with the ability to meet the ever demanding needs of the maritime industry. “These are challenging times for the marine industry and this strategic partnership will allow us to provide the solutions that the customers expect” continued Vroombout.

Building on the synergies of both companies, the industry specific Centers of Excellence will combine the operating offices of each as necessary. Presenting a seamless integration and streamlining these functional strengths will immediately allow JRC to provide ship owners and shipyards what they require, both now and in the future.

About JRC
Japan Radio Company is a world leading marine electronics manufacturer specializing in commercial navigation and communications equipment. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, and branch offices around the world, the company designs and manufactures commercial and international maritime industry compliant products, including radars, navigation aids and radio & satellite communications equipment.

For more information visit www.jrceurope.com

About Alphatron Marine
Alphatron Marine is a marine electronics solutions provider to the maritime community, with the ability to design and build custom systems for any onboard application. With over 25 years experience, the company is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with branch offices in Belgium, Germany, Poland and Singapore.

For more information visit www.jrc.am


SOURCE Japan Radio Co., Ltd./Alphatron Marine