Danelec and Franman Strengthen their Partnership Further to Accelerate Maritime Digitalization

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    Asbjørn Severin
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Danelec is extending its longstanding partnership with Franman to also promote its growing digital offerings and expand its presence in Greece further.

Franman has announced the extension of its partnership with the leading Danish technology provider, Danelec, by promoting Danelec's digital services in Greece, as stated in the agreement signed on February 2nd, 2024.

With Danelec's acquisition of KYMA A.S. in December 2021, a new era of possibilities has emerged.

Franman has always been at the forefront of technological advancements, having represented KYMA A.S., the renowned Norway-based specialist in digital ship performance monitoring, since 1993.

Specializing in maritime safety and sustainability, and being a global leader in ship data management solutions that promote efficiency and safety at sea, Danelec has recently been expanding its expertise in vessel optimization through the acquisition of Nautilus Labs, an AI-based analytics platform.

The combined digital suite of Danelec provides a comprehensive solution for fleet efficiency, by incorporating shaft power meters, digital data capturing, and fleet performance, providing customers with valuable insight to optimize operations, achieve savings, and ensure compliance.

“We are very pleased to have Franman represent us in Greece. Franman has been a leading agent for Kyma for more than 30 years and has a deep understanding for the ship performance market and solution selling. We can now offer a turnkey solution for our customers in Greece, which Franman can promote. We are looking forward to taking our partnership to the next level”, says Christian N. Treu, SVP for Danelec Digital. 

“At Franman, we are excited to extend our successful partnership with Danelec, focusing further on the digital services and the vessel optimizing analytics”, says Costis J. Frangoulis, Founder & CEO of Franman.

Franman and Danelec
(l-r) Mr. Christian N. Treu, SVP for Danelec Digital, Mr. Costis J. Frangoulis, Founder & CEO

About Danelec

Danelec is a leading specialist in digital solutions for the maritime industry, dedicated to simplifying data capture for ship owners, enabling them to future-proof their fleet and compete effectively in a data-driven, net-zero economy.

As a technologically leading manufacturer of Voyage Data Recorders (VDR), Shaft Power Meters, and provider of systems for digital monitoring of ship performance, Danelec has taken an impactful position in the digitalization of the maritime industry with 30+ years in the maritime market.

Currently, Danelec boasts an install base of 16,000 units across 13,000 vessels, driving operational optimization for safety and sustainability for ship owners across the globe including the world's top 10 largest shipping companies.

With headquarters in Denmark, 14 global hubs, 170 employees, and more than 700 factory-trained technicians in more than 50 countries, Danelec boasts a truly strong global presence.

About Franman

Established in 1991, Franman provides a wide range of equipment, parts, products and services to the shipping industry.

The company has in-depth knowledge, and well-established relationships, within Greek shipping.

From the beginning, the company followed the model of the Japanese Trading Houses with their one-stop-shop philosophy. The company focused on building partnerships in the Far East - initially Japan and South Korea, and later China.

Franman has always aspired to be a leader in Greek and international markets. This has fueled its drive to expand its partnerships and hence its offerings to shipowners.

During these 3 decades, the company has equipped 4,500 newbuildings. Today, the company connects 700 shipping companies with 189 suppliers of equipment and services.

In 2021 Franman was the proud recipient of the Lloyds List Piraeus International Centre Award.

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