To support the agreement, Parker Instrumentation has opened a new products centre in Esbjerg, close to Maersk’s headquarters. This will supply Maersk directly and provide the company with the benefits of a short supply chain.
The new agreement runs until 2012 and covers the supply of A-LOK compression tube fittings. Parker says the products centre is also receiving enquiries for a range of other components, including the new-generation high-integrity manifolds and valves designed and manufactured at Parker Instrumentation’s Barnstaple, UK headquarters.
‘A shorter, tighter supply chain is increasingly important to our customers’, said Dorthe Pedersen of Parker Instrumentation Denmark. ‘We already have a global supply chain in place to support key areas in the offshore industry: this new ‘proximity’ strategy goes one step further, allowing us to provide an extremely responsive service while helping our customers simplify purchasing and streamline inventory.’