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Monday, June 24, 2019

Maritime Logistics Professional

Posted by June 12, 2019

DMC Acquires WK Hydraulics

from left to right:
Peter Kok (former Owner/Managing Director WK Hydraulics), Steef Staal (Managing director, Damen Marine Components)
 (Photo: DMC)

from left to right: Peter Kok (former Owner/Managing Director WK Hydraulics), Steef Staal (Managing director, Damen Marine Components) (Photo: DMC)

On April 1, 2019, Damen Marine Components (DMC) acquired the assets of WK Hydraulics, a specialist maritime hydraulics systems manufacturer located in Barendrecht, the Netherlands. DMC and WK Hydraulics already overlap in areas such as steering gear and hydraulic power units, however WK Hydraulics also brings particular experience in the building of larger, customized hydraulic systems for winches, cranes, bow thrusters and other applications.

The WK Hydraulics product portfolio additionally includes towing pins, wire and chain stoppers, and equipment to flush large hydraulic systems, which will be new to DMC’s current product range. However, these will fit in well alongside its core rudder, steering gear, winch and nozzle systems.