– Ship supplies is an industry in constant change. The market is changing, and the regulatory requirements and the surroundings in general is becoming more comprehensive. In light of this situation, Unex have considered opportunities for cooperation. We wanted to make changes that ensure that in the future, Kirkenes will have a customer focused and competitive participant in this market. Therefore, we have decided to sell the company to Kraemer Maritime, AS, the leading player in this market, says Jan Tore Jørgensen, general manager of Unex.
Kraemer Maritime has its headquarters in Tromsø, and in just a few years have established itself with branches in Hammerfest, Tromsø, Florø, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansund, Oslo and Ålesund. In 2001, the company had 12 employees and a turnover of 25 million NOK. Today the company, with its 70 employees, has a turnover of 600 million NOK. The company is part of the traditional Kræmer Group in Tromsø, which was established in 1938.
– Deliberate and bold commitment to the development of Kraemer Maritime AS, in an industry with great potential for innovation and consolidation has appeal among many who want to be part of the team, as customers or partners, says Kay Hugo Hanssen, CEO of Kraemer Maritime AS.
– Therefore, we are very proud that a reputable actor like Unex chooses to join forces with us. This is a recognition that the thoughts and ideas we build our company on are right, says CEO Kay Hugo Hanssen.
– We look forward to getting new employees and our own department in Kirkenes. This will further strengthen our position in North and puts us in an unique position when it comes to serving our customers in this exciting region, says Hanssen.
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