Japanese diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar’s Norwegian subsidiary, Yanmar Norge (YNO) has transferred all commercial high speed (CHS) engine sales and after-sales to the company’s European subsidiary Yanmar Europe (YEU)
As of 1 April 2020, YEU’s Commercial Marine Department in the Netherlands assumed responsibility for all CHS engine sales and after-sales activities in Norway. Yanmar said the YEU department now handles all inquiries for commercial high speed engines in Norway with authorised dealers.
Yanmar said the decision was prompted by the fact the market for marine engines is changing rapidly in part, due to increasingly strict emission regulations.
By centralising its CHS market, the company said it is “providing solid support for further growth and the opportunity to build new relationships with owners in Norway and beyond.”
YEU is also responsible for all sales, after-sales and spare parts inquiries for CHS dealers in Europe, Russia and Africa.
“We aim to fulfil the requirements of CHS customers in Norway. This change will contribute to further strengthening the direct contact with our Norwegian dealers, vessel owners and expand their businesses together with YEU,” YEU Commercial Marine Business Unit manager Eric Tigelaar said.
YEU has also appointed Johnny Huisman as the new sales engineer for the CHS market. Mr Huisman previously worked in sales for Dutch HVAC manufacturer Mavé BV.
The company said Mr Huisman will focus on further developing the market for commercial high-speed engines.