First steps for Houston Center of Excellence

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1 February 2015 – JRC and Alphatron Marine are pleased to announce the beginning of the Center of Excellence in Houston, TX, USA. Operating from a brand new industrial building with over 7,500 square foot, this intensifies the platform to further expand the strong partnership of JRC and Alphatron Marine.

Alphatron Marine USA in Houston will be one of the four worldwide centers of excellence to offer local sales and support, marketing, training, technical support, onboard service (repair and inspection) and distributor management for the Americas.

Houston, being ideally located in the heart of the commercial maritime region of the Gulf of Mexico is also well placed geographically and additionally offers excellent transportation infrastructure and a convenient time zone for local customers.

Alphatron Marine USA will be headed by Vittorio Pepe and Scott Bilbe, two well-experienced maritime entrepreneurs who have worked with JRC and Alphatron Marine for over a decade. Alphatron Marine USA will work with and support other regional offices in Seattle, WA and Lyndhurst NJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Cuidad del Carmen, Mexico as well as our extensive dealer network. With such a comprehensive setup we are able to provide total concepts for newbuildings and other services including retrofits that may be required.

JRC is a world leading marine electronics producer specializing in the design and manufacture of industry compliant products. Alphatron Marine is a world renowned supplier of integrated bridge solutions and manufacturer of unique complementary products to the JRC portfolio. With the full support of Centers of Excellence in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston, the combined synergies bring quality and innovation to owners, operators and shipyards, redefining the future of ocean navigation.