Fendercare Marine was founded in 1988 as the UK agent for the Yokohama Rubber Company's range of marine fenders, and has since that time developed into one of the world's foremost suppliers of marine products and services. In March 2005 Fendercare was acquired by James Fisher Plc as part of the company's expansion plans to develop the organisation as a pre-eminent provider of marine services and a specialist supplier of engineering services to the marine industry worldwide. The company’s 2011 turnover is expected to be in excess of GBP 100 million.
In addition to having regional hubs in the UK, the UAE, Singapore, Brazil, Australia, West Africa and China, the company has also established over 30 operational bases worldwide to support its position as the leading provider of third party ship-to-ship (STS) transfer services to the hydrocarbon and bulk transportation markets. Where the company doesn’t have an office or an operational base of its own, the chances are that it will have a carefully selected and well trained agent offering local support to our customers.
The Fendercare name is something of a help and a hinderance to the company these days. As you would expect, it has huge recognition amongst those who have had previous dealings with the company regarding the hire, sale or through-life support of fenders or the provision of STS services over the past 20 years or so. However, the Fendercare is also now heavily involved in other areas which are not apparent from the company name and which even those who know the company well do not always associate with it, such as:
Fendercare deals with all the main maritime sectors: offshore, commercial marine, naval, leisure and the burgeoning renewables industry. As you might expect, the company has both ISO 9001:2000 and ISO14001 certification, as well accreditation with / membership of a whole host of sector-specific and region-specific organisations, such as FPAL, NIPEX, IHMA and OCIMF.
Further information: www.fendercare.com.