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RSC Bio Solutions & Drew Marine Announce New Global Marine Distribution Partnership
Strategic Alliance Creates Enhanced Global Availability of RSC Bio Solutions’ High Performance Environmental Lubricant Offerings

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 31, 2017) – RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine announced today their new global marine distribution partnership at a press event held at Nor-Shipping’s annual conference in Oslo, Norway. This strategic alliance creates enhanced global availability for RSC Bio Solutions’ High Performance Environmental Lubricant offerings.

With Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) growing quickly in the global marine market and demand from shipowners expanding into a wider range of auxiliary lubricant and grease applications, RSC Bio Solutions announced that it has entered into a global distribution agreement with Drew Marine to significantly extend the availability of its product offerings and couple this innovative product range with the superior technical support and service of Drew Marine. This partnership will strengthen both companies’ position in the industry and their mutual commitment to global service and product leadership.

“We believe Drew’s comprehensive supply chain network, deep industry expertise, and strong technical support will deliver significant value to our growing customer base in the marine industry,” said Mike Guggenheimer, CEO, RSC Bio Solutions. “This partnership addresses the growing need for high performing and compliant lubricants in far ranging port locations. Our customers expect us to navigate an increasingly complex regulatory and technical environment and Drew Marine is an ideal partner to extend our ability to offer this service.”

With the challenges of today’s marine shipping market, owners and operators are looking for solutions that provide more flexibility and future-proof their fleet, but they are unwilling to risk a new technology investment with fears of availability gaps or performance tradeoffs.

“RSC Bio Solutions’ deep commitment to industrial biochemicals, impressive track record in marine applications, and unmatched performance profile sets a leadership pace in the industry and makes them an ideal partner for Drew Marine,” said David Knowles, CEO, Drew Marine. “Our customers trust us to deliver high-quality solutions backed by superior technical service and compliance monitoring. Bringing new technology, like the game-changing FUTERRA™ range from RSC Bio Solutions, supports Drew’s strategy to bring additional value and extends our trusted product offering.”

This strategic partnership will provide for the global marine EAL segment on many levels: superior performance and innovation; broad compliance and sustainability; dependable technical service and support; global availability and responsiveness.

RSC Bio Solutions’ EALs have more than a 20-year history with zero failures in the field. The company’s newest product family, the RSC FUTERRA™ HF Series is the first of its kind. These renewable hydrocarbon EALs are designed to withstand extreme conditions and prevent corrosion while operating in severe outdoor environments.

About RSC Bio Solutions, LLC
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, RSC Bio Solutions has more than 20 years of history and is committed to providing sustainable solutions for unforgiving environments by offering equipment operators high-performing, sustainable alternatives that allow them to meet the demanding needs of their operations while reducing environmental and employee risk. RSC Bio Solutions’ EnviroLogic® branded technology includes a full line of lubricants – hydraulic fluids, gear oils and greases – additionally offering an innovative line of cleaners and solvents for industrial markets. The company also manufactures FUTERRA™, the only hydrocarbon renewable EAL designed to outperform other products on the market today, delivering Ecolabel certification to meet the most stringent global environmental regulations. For more information, visit www.rscbio.com.

Contact: Marta Guttridge
Marketing Communications Manager
mguttridge@drew-marine.com
+1 (973)526-5788

 

DREW MARINE ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF NAL RESEARCH CORPORATION

WHIPPANY, NJ— March 4, 2016 — Drew Marine, a global leader providing technical solutions and services into the maritime, defense, and aviation industries announced today the acquisition of NAL Research Corporation (NAL), an innovative leader in the designing and manufacture of Iridium® tracking and communications equipment.

NAL Research will team up with ACR Electronics, Inc., a brand of Drew Marine known as the global leader in safety and survival technologies. The acquisition allows Drew Marine to expand its footprint into the Iridium tracking and communication product offering. NAL brings an experienced research and development team that specialize in Iridium satellite modems and tracking terminals from design through integration for the defense, research and commercial sectors.

“At Drew Marine, we look for energetic, entrepreneurial brands with technology adjacencies that can grow within our existing portfolio, and that’s what we feel we have in NAL Research,” said Len Gelosa, Drew Marine’s Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of NAL provides Drew Marine with an engineering and technology leadership position in the satellite tracking, communication and Search and Rescue landscape.”

An Iridium value added manufacturer and reseller, NAL products focus on assets tracking, search and rescue, remote sensing and command/control of both ground and airborne platforms. NAL’s President, Dr. Ngoc Hoang said, “This is an exciting time to join ACR and Drew Marine. Together we can open more doors and bring more products to market by focusing on our core capabilities.” NAL will continue to operate as usual from its Virginia based headquarters, with Dr. Ngoc Hoang continuing as President.

Contact: Marta Guttridge
Marketing Communications Manager
mguttridge@drew-marine.com
+1 (973)526-5788