SAL Heavy Lift expands into Spain
German heavy lift vessel operator SAL and Grupo Davila have formed a new business entity to represent SAL in the Spanish market. As of today, April 1st, SAL Heavy Lift, Spain will open its doors to Spanish clients.
In charge of the new office will be Carlos Claramunt Lebrón, a qualified naval architect who brings 15 years of commercial and technical experience in the maritime industry and five years in heavy lift shipping to the role.
“I am honored to have SAL as a close business partner and to be able to present SAL Heavy Lift, Spain to the Spanish market,” Eduardo Davila, President of Davila Group, says. “We share the same passion for shipping and both companies represent the best of shipping within our respective fields. I am confident that with the closer ties we are creating between us, we will provide the best possible service to our clients wherever they are in Spain.”
Grupo Davila is large Spanish shipping company and is among others owner of Altius, a logistics and shipping provider with vast experience in the transport of project cargo.
According to the newborn partners, the concept is a new one to both SAL and Davila. It takes the most relevant elements of each company to create a dedicated and client-focused service offering in the local market.
Justin Archard, Chief Operating Officer of SAL Heavy Lift, explains; “With Davila Group, we saw the right partner to advance this concept. We have worked with the Davila Group and family for a long time, and the timing and opportunity for this step suited us both. Davila has been a significant part of the Spanish shipping industry for more than 100 years and I have no doubt that we have the best possible partner to help develop the SAL brand in the Spanish market.”
SAL Heavy Lift, Spain will reside in Madrid.