Wilhelmsen Ships Service acquires TIMM AS.
Wilhelmsen Ships Servicehas signed a definitive agreement to acquire TIMM AS.
“The Timmacquisition reinforces our position as a global player within marine products,” says Bjørge Grimholt, President at Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS).
Timmis a leading provider of high performance ropes worldwide with five distribution hubs. The company has been in business for more than 240years and has gained a firm foothold in the merchant fleet, especially in the European market. The company is owned by Christian Krefting (through Krefting AS), Jacob Stolt-Nielsen (through BSN AS) and Managing Director Tore Strand (through Skarbu AS).
In a joint statement, Krefting and Stolt-Nielsensays, “Since 2009, we have focussed on innovation and industrialisation; we have turned around the business and preparedTimm for further expansion.”
“We are very pleased that an international and industrial company like WSS will carry on our tradition since 1772 to deliver great ropes worldwide and grow the business further”. They continue, “Tore Strand has been instrumental in building up Timmand we are pleased that he will ensure continuity in the leadership as part of WSS.”
“Timmwill contribute with some 16 MUSD to our revenue with immediate effect. This is a renowned brand with high quality products, which is a good fit with our global supply and service network. We have significant synergy potential going forward.Together, we will develop this business significantly and in line with our ambitious growth targets”, says Grimholt.