Northrop Grumman establishes Asia-Pacific distribution center Published: 23 March, 2006
NORTHROP Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has expanded its commercial marine operations in Singapore with the creation of an Asia-Pacific Distribution Center for its Sperry Marine business unit, in a move to provide faster, more responsive shipboard service for both owners of commercial vessels and shipyards in the region.
The Asia-Pacific Distribution Center will shorten the supply line from Sperry Marine manufacturing facilities in Europe and North America to customers in southern and eastern Asia. A reduction of 36 hours in transit times is expected for emergency shipments.
The Asia-Pacific Distribution Center will maintain inventories of new and refurbished spare parts for all of Sperry Marines product lines in quantities to support customers and representatives throughout the region. The Singapore office will also be responsible for onboard repairs for marine navigation and communications equipment for vessels calling in Singapore.
Customers will receive the benefit of improved availability of parts, faster reaction times and lower transportation surcharges, said Andy Fraser, director of worldwide service for Sperry Marine. The Asia-Pacific Distribution Center, when added to existing Sperry Marine support centers in Rotterdam and New Orleans, will ensure seamless global spares and service support for the marine industry.
Sperry Marine, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., and with major engineering and support offices in New Malden, United Kingdom and Hamburg, Germany, provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry with customer service and support through offices in 16 countries, sales representatives in 47 countries and authorized service depots in more than 250 locations worldwide.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With approximately 125,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.
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