Drew Marine acquires Chemring Marine

Leading marine solutions services specialist Drew Marine has completed its acquisition of Chemring Marine.

The business, now named Drew Marine Signal and Safety, will continue to be headquartered in Hampshire, UK, and will also have offices in Melbourne, Australia.

Drew Marine’s intention to buy Chemring Marine was announced on 6 June, subject to obtaining regulatory approvals, and the transaction was completed on 31 July.

Chemring Marine’s Managing Director Justine Heeley says, “The acquisition by Drew Marine will help the business to focus on enhancing its support to its global maritime safety network and gives the company a ‘marine home’.

“Drew Marine is the global leading provider of technical solutions and services to the marine industry. The acquisition fits in perfectly with Drew Marine’s portfolio of products.”

Len Gelosa, President and CEO of Drew Marine, says, “We are delighted to welcome Chemring Marine to the company.

“Like Drew Marine, Chemring Marine is known for supplying the highest quality and the best performing products to the markets we serve. The addition of these world leading brands is in keeping with Drew Marine’s philosophy of bringing the best of the market to our customers.

“The move will also add a new distribution model to Drew Marine’s capabilities, which should allow us to broaden our customer base and explore products suited to the company’s global distributor network.”

Drew Marine is a global leader in marine safety industry and provides a comprehensive range of technical solutions and services. It specializes in fire, safety and rescue, cleaning and coatings, fuel management, welding and refrigeration, sealing products and water treatment sectors.

Drew Marine has been established for more than 80 years. Its global headquarters is in Whippany, New Jersey, USA, and it has 28 offices around the world.