WSS picks up famous rope maker

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Timm AS
WSS picks up famous rope maker

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has announced that they are taking over Timm AS, a maker of high-performance ropes. 

“The Timm acquisition reinforces our position as a global player within marine products,” says Bjørge Grimholt, President at Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS).

Timm is a provider of ropes worldwide, with five distribution hubs. The company has been in business for over more than 240 years and has a firm foothold in the merchant fleet, especially in Europe. The company is owned by Christian Krefting (through Krefting AS), Jacob Stolt-Nielsen (through BSN AS) and Managing Director Tore Strand (through Skarbu AS).

In a joint statement, Krefting and Stolt-Nielsen said: “Since 2009, we have focused on innovation and industrialisation; we have turned around the business and prepared Timm for further expansion.”

“We are very pleased that an international and industrial company like WSS will carry on our tradition since 1772 to deliver great ropes worldwide and grow the business further”. They continue, “Tore Strand has been instrumental in building up Timm and we are pleased that he will ensure continuity in the leadership as part of WSS.”

“Timm will contribute with some 16 MUSD to our revenue with immediate effect. This is a renowned brand with high-quality products, which is a good fit with our global supply and service network. We have significant synergy potential going forward. Together, we will develop this business significantly and in line with our ambitious growth targets”, says Grimholt.

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by Laura Stackhouse

readmt.com Editor

Laura Stackhouse is the Web Editor of readmt.com, an official publication of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA). To discuss news, features or contributing to readmt.com please get in touch.

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