Kjell André Engen
As of August 1st, 2021, Wilhelmsen will begin to take over sales, logistics and consulting for Klüber Lubrication’s maritime portfolio for its sea-going vessels. Initially within European countries and Southeast Asia, followed by the rest of the world from October onwards. Kjell André Engen, Executive Vice President of Marine Products, Wilhelmsen says, “This exclusive partnership pairs Klüber Lubrication’s market-leading marine lubricants with our unrivalled sales, customer service and supply network. Stronger together, customers old and new will quickly recognise the clear financial and operational value of our partnership.” Ship maintenance Complementing Wilhelmsen’s existing marine products portfolio, Klüber Lubrication’s premium speciality lubricants, including Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) match performance with longevity and are designed for a variety of vessel and port applications. Providing proven protection against wear, Klüber Lubrication’s premium products allow longer intervals between maintenance and help increase the lifespan of ship components. In-depth maritime expertise Wilhelmsen marine products portfolio offers added value for owners, operators and managers to optimise their vessel operations Along with the clear financial and environmental incentives for choosing Klüber Lubrication, customers old and new will now benefit from Wilhelmsen’s in-depth maritime expertise, established global distribution network and dedicated account manager set-up. In addition, access to the wider Wilhelmsen marine products portfolio offers obvious added value for forward-thinking owners, operators and managers looking to optimise their vessel operations. In parallel to the Wilhelmsen partnership, Klüber Lubrication will also continue to drive innovation working directly with original equipment manufacturers. Competent consulting Christoph Köhler, Head of Global Business Team Marine at Klüber Lubrication says, "In 2018, Klüber Lubrication and Wilhelmsen signed cooperation. Following intensive preparatory work, we are now combining our respective strengths.” “The aim is that operators of ships, shipyards and dry docks can purchase innovative, high-performance speciality lubricants from a single point of contact all over the world. Promptly, reliably and with competent consulting provided." Customer service Dedicated to delivering unparalleled customer service, to provide the specialist support often required for this product type, Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products team have undergone in-depth training on Klüber Lubrication’s products and their applications.