Following recent news that Naval Group Australia has signed the largest contract to date for the procurement of future submarine construction yard equipment, local Australian supplier Berendsen and French supplier Pinette made official their partnership on both High Capacity Press and Medium Capacity Press.
The sharing of expertise across both companies has allowed the coordination of activities to be carried out in Adelaide and across Australia, including transfer of know-how, design and manufacturing activities.
“This new cooperation will allow us to serve defence industry in an expanded capacity and to grow our business”, said James Leach, Berendsen CEO.
The sentiment is shared by Alex Bojko, Berendsen Adelaide Branch Manager, who said “serving Osborne submarine projects over the long term is an exciting project that will generate new employment opportunities”.
The partnership is greatly supported by Jerome Hubert, CEO of Pinette, who said “sharing experience with Berendsen will secure the overall project and create local jobs”.
L-R Alex Bojko, Branch Manager Adelaide – Berendsen; Jean Pierre Chaperon, Head of Pre Design – Pinette; Jonathon Coleman, National Engineering Manager – Berendsen; James Leach, Chief Executive Officer – Berendsen; Benjamin Johnson, General Manager- Berendsen; Jérôme Hubert, Chief Executive Officer – Pinette