Alphatron Marine continues navigation and communication activities of Astron

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1 January 2015 – Alphatron Marine Belgium BVBA is pleased to announce that it will continue with the responsibilities of Astron NV. With immediate effect, Astron NV will cease all sales and service activities of maritime navigation and communication equipment due to the restructuring of its organization.

This includes the official Belgium distributorship of Japan Radio Company (JRC) which is being transferred from Astron to Alphatron Marine Belgium from the start of 2015. Antwerp, one of the largest ports on the European continent and also the ports of Ghent, Zeebrugge and Ostend play an important role in the Belgian economy.

“In order to safeguard the continuation of the Belgian market, a number of employees of Astron will be employed by Alphatron Marine Belgium” commented Mr Jan Van Dooren, CEO Astron NV. “Belgian ship-owners as well as visiting ships can be assured that Alphatron Marine Belgium will maintain the excellent customer focused one-stop-shop for service and retrofit”.

Luuk Vroombout, co-founder and CEO of Alphatron Marine said “Astron and Alphatron Marine in Belgium have worked for many years alongside each other and now have a unique chance for a refined and combined approach to bring our innovative solution for complete bridge solutions closer to you than ever before”.

Alphatron Marine Belgium BVBA
Kouterstraat 4
B-9170 Meerdonk
T: +32 3 685 2196
F: +32 3 644 0247

Alphatron Marine is a world renowned supplier of integrated bridge solutions and manufacturer of unique complementary products to the JRC portfolio. Together with JRC and support of the Centers of Excellence in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston, the combined synergies bring quality and innovation to owners, operators and shipyards.