Following the successful integration of Compositeworks and Blohm+Voss La Ciotat under the MB92 umbrella last year, and in anticipation of the next phase of its growth strategy, the MB92 Group has announced a series of structural changes.
The main changes concern Henk Dreijer, current commercial director, who becomes chief business development officer of the MB92 Group. In this new position, Dreijer will develop strategic operations for the Group with particular emphasis on sourcing significant refit projects.
As part of this new organisation, Txema Rubio becomes the new commercial director. This position consolidates the quotations and commercial departments across the group, increasing efficiency and ultimately providing greater choice for clients when planning a refit.
The creation of two additional departments dedicated to customer contracts and after-sales are already in place. These will be run by Mary Clara Batchelor and Paco Sanz, both of whom have been with the company for a number of years.
“This reorganisation is an important step in bringing a seamless service across both of our shipyards and will enable our customers to experience a more efficient quotation and planning process,” comments Dreijer. “I am very pleased with the team we have in place and look forward to being able to offer additional space on the new 4,800-tonne platform in Barcelona from this summer.”
With a full year of activity since the acquisitions of Compositeworks at the end of 2017 and Blohm+Voss La Ciotat later last year, MB92 is already reporting growth. Turnover at both yards has increased and MB92 La Ciotat is currently operating at full capacity. The range of yachts that visited last year has grown in average size, thanks in part to a number of new clients in the 100m-plus segment whose occupancy rates increased by 25 per cent in Barcelona.
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