The Dutch company Pronomar, specialized in supplying drying systems for work gear, such as oilskins, boots, gloves and other PPE, perceives a new interest for their systems on-board trawlers.
“We are a company with our roots in the maritime industry and are the main supplier of drying systems offshore”, said Pronomar’s managing director Jaap Baars. However, now that the fishing industry recently got an economic boost, the demand for drying systems for fishing trawlers has also been affected positively. “We can also supply compact sustainable solutions for trawlers. It has been proven that it works for real life on sea, as the dryers are not only very robust, but also dry the clothing incredibly fast from the inside out”, he mentioned. There is a strong focus on comfort and health in this particular industry, which consequently results in a higher motivation of the crew working on-board.
The Dutch fishing trawler family Lokker has happily been making use of the stainless steel drying systems for 13 years already. So are many of our long-term customers, such as Jaczon for the SCH123 and SCH24 and Cornelis Vrolijk on the SCH81 and SCH72. Not only in the Netherlands this demand is clearly visible. For instance last year Pronomar received an order from Fiskerstrand Werft AS in Norway, to equip the two new Live Fish Carriers Gåsø Freyja and Gåsø Jarl. Next to that, in May 2017 Pronomar supplied the drying systems in South-America, namely in Chile, for two trawler vessels from Blumar; a large seafood company. By reason of the positive results they experienced, they requested to equip their entire fleet. The customer let us know that the objective of this order was to ‘improve the well-being of the crew’. “We are very happy with this new development and to see the enthusiasm and the positive result that dry clothing brings to people”, Jaap Baars said.
As a result of these new developments, this year Pronomar will have a stand at the Skipper Expo in Aberdeen on May 25th and 26th (stand nr. 81A) and at the Fishery Event in Urk on October 5th and 6th (stand nr. A5).