SMS Partner with Lagersmit

Stone Marine Services is delighted to announce a new partnership with Lagersmit as service agents for the UK and Ireland.

This represents an exciting opportunity for both companies as we aim to combine our expertise to provide unrivalled service for ship managers and owners.

With over 160 years of experience, Lagersmit has established a reputation for producing reliable and premium sealing solutions to the global maritime, dredging, energy and industrial markets. Lagersmit is driven by innovation and delivering the best sealing solutions operating from their high-tech facility in the Netherlands, supplying the market with over 50,000 seals.

This partnership expands both parties’ service presence to serve the UK and Ireland, delivering peace of mind to our joint end customers. The partnership focuses on a 24/7 OEM backed sealing service in the territory.

Ryan McIntyre, SMS Sales Director, described the partnership as a ‘natural agreement’ that would bring two companies closer together:

“Lagersmit have an enviable reputation in the marketplace as a leader in marine sealing solutions, a premier OEM with an extensive product portfolio serving the worldwide maritime industry. By entering into this agreement, Stone Marine will be able to provide customers with a proven high-quality seal solution, installed and maintained by trained and certified engineers operating from our base in the United Kingdom”.

In June 2021, an SMS representative and Dustin van Horik (Commercial Director at Lagersmit) signed a maintenance partner agreement for the UK and Ireland. Our technical service team at Stone Marine Services is ready to take on any Lagersmit project, ensuring all services are carried out under the OEM guidelines, guaranteeing solid performance and warranty to benefit ship owners and managers.

Dustin van Horik, Commercial Director with Lagersmit, comments:

“Stone Marine Services proved to be a reliable partner when COVID made it impossible for our engineers to travel to the UK. Aligning teams proved to be easy as we share the same drive: to provide Peace of Mind to customers with high-grade OEM products & services. The knowledge & resources of Lagersmit combined with the experienced service team of Stone Marine, brings an excellent, local sealing service to the UK market.”

About Lagersmit

Lagersmit has been based in the Netherlands since 1856 and has one mission: to deliver peace of mind with the best sealing solutions for ships, pumps and tidal turbines. Examples of applications include seals for ship’s shafts, thrusters, tidal turbines and pump shafts. From its high-tech production location in Alblasserdam, Lagersmit serves the worldwide maritime, dredging, energy and industrial markets with high-quality sealing solutions. The company’s network of offices, agents and service stations covers the entire world.

In the UK, Lagersmit is represented by Encompass Marine as its sales agent. Stone Marine Services is Lagersmit’s licensed service station for the United Kingdom, including England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.


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