Guest column Pieter Bloemendaal Maritime by Holland

20.12.2013

Over the years the Dutch maritime industry has gained a worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Within this sector a large number of companies is active in the field of 'marine electronics' and their reputation confirms my opening statement on a daily basis. And for good reason.

 

Despite the difficult business climate in the maritime world, there will always be business opportunities for companies that stay close to their customers and companies that have a keen eye for innovation. Or preferably both. In other words, companies that innovate alongside their customers will find lasting success, even in tough times.

One of the definitions of innovation is: stepping out of your own shadow and finding ways to help customers that others have so far failed to see. Well spoken words, but how to handle that challenge? How to find innovation opportunities as a Dutch Marine Electronics company? Allow me to make a suggestion.
At Royal Dirkzwager we work with your customers on a daily basis. Be it ship owners, operators, their agents, ship suppliers etc. And the key themes in our discussions with those companies are most often cost saving and increased safety through more clever use of information. We help them achieve this by offering..

 

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