As part of an ongoing strategic push to provide global access with local support to MacArtney solutions in all key markets for underwater technology, MacArtney is delighted to have signed a representative agreement with its long standing business partner, EMS Sistemas de Monitorización Medio Ambiental in Barcelona, to promote and support MacArtney across all Spanish and Portuguese marine related markets.
Founded in 1995 by initiative of oceanographic engineers at ICM Barcelona, EMS provides a solid background in instrumentation, equipment and systems serving the oceanographic community and users of marine and underwater technology. EMS represents leading international manufacturers in this sector and has its own advanced technical capabilities to integrate systems for the local user. Since its inauguration, EMS has experienced steady growth and now, the company commands modern office and workshop facilities staffed by experienced and highly qualified personnel.
A history of joint underwater success
Prior to the official signing of the representative agreement, EMS and MacArtney have successfully cooperated on numerous occasions. For instance, MacArtney NEXUS telemetry and SubConn connectivity supplied by EMS played a central role to interface the IEO (Spanish Institute of Oceanography) ‘Politolana’ subsea towed camera sledge which was sent to investigate and record video and data from the ‘El Hierro’ submarine volcanic eruption in 2011. Most recently, EMS has integrated another NEXUS multiplexer for the IEO, on a deep camera system called ‘EMS DSC-2013’, which is a rapid deployment system being used around the Canary Islands for Marine Protected Area and Deep Ecosystem studies, relevant to EU and national programs. Also, EMS currently manufactures and custom integrates high-resolution deep sea photo and video systems, which are real-time controlled over the NEXUS telemetry system.
Win-win - global systems for local contacts
As an official MacArtney representative, EMS will gain unlimited access to the entire range of MacArtney system solutions, hereunder winch and handling systems and underwater connectivity solutions which will ultimately allow EMS to bid for larger full-scale solution contracts. On the other hand, MacArtney is bound to expand market recognition and penetration by means of increased access to the extensive regional networks of contacts within the key markets and organisations cultivated by EMS. Commenting on the newly formalised bond between the two companies, MacArtney Sales Manager, Hans Jørgen Hansen, says: "MacArtney welcomes EMS as an official representative. We are truly looking forward to strengthening our existing collaboration to provide even better service and solutions for our customers in Spain and Portugal."