JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 11, 2018 – W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves, and fittings, valve automation, and engineered solutions, is pleased to announce the opening of our newest office in Singapore. Having served customers in the region for many years, it was a natural choice to open a new W&O branch in Singapore.
W&O moving into Singapore is an important milestone in expanding the global support network for our customers. W&O can support vessels in major global shipping ports such as Houston, Rotterdam and Singapore. Our 18 branches and additional 5 distribution points are strategically located to support customers operating within the global maritime industry.
“W&O has been exploring options to broaden our footprint into the Asia Pacific maritime industry, and as it is the world’s busiest transshipment port and the third largest by tonnage, Singapore was a seamless fit.” said Michael Hume, president and CEO of W&O. “W&O looks forward to serving new and existing customers in this important region.”
The new office is already up and running, and is well stocked with JIS, DIN and ANSI valves, including certified and actuated valves. In addition, Mr. Harold van Vugt, an industry veteran with over eight years of experience with W&O, is leading the Singapore operation and is working to create local expertise to assist shipyards and ship-owners with all their valve requirements. This includes new builds, retrofits, and repairs, as well as any other customer needs.