Simrad appoints Echomaster Marine AS UK sales & service company

Simrad announces today the December 2005 appointment of Echomaster Marine as the UK sales & service company for its range of advanced hydroacoustic systems.

SimEchoPre200x150.jpg (30505 bytes)Simrad announces today the December 2005 appointment of Echomaster Marine as the UK sales & service company for its range of advanced hydroacoustic systems.


Echomaster Marine will provide sales and service of Simrad Echosounders, catch monitoring systems and Sonar in addition to providing installation, commissioning and training. The company is based in Buckie, Scotland, and is run by Managing Director, Les Smith. Les, who many fishermen will already know, is an expert in Simrad systems and has been working with marine electronics for 42 years, 14 of those as Fishery Sales and Service Manager for Simrad in the UK.


“We're delighted to be able to take responsibility for Simrad fishery equipment sales and service in the UK,” states Les. “Having all previously worked with Simrad, we have a highly skilled team with great enthusiasm for the equipment and technology. Our approach to Simrad service will be flexible. We will be on the road and able to provide local service, including onboard sensor service to ensure that no boat ever has to leave port without a fully operational catch monitoring system.”


After Kongsberg Maritime sold the yachting division of Simrad to the Nordic private equity fund; Altor, Kongsberg Maritime's fishery division, Simrad has strengthened its position in the fishery business by placing all its resources and  focus on products and services for the fishing industry.


“Echomaster Marine is definitely a move in the right direction as we are now able to provide dedicated focus on Simrad professional hydroacoustic products in the North Sea and Atlantic fisheries,” comments Kjell Gjestad, managing director of Simrad. “With the experience Les and his crew have on fishery products we are more than confident that Echomaster Marine can provide the levels of service that fishermen require to maximise their catch.”