Wärtsilä to boost the reliability, endurance and safety of Marelli Motori generators and electrical motors

Wärtsilä Corporation, News, 18 July 2016 at 13:30 UTC+2
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Wärtsilä has signed a framework agreement with Italian Marelli Motori to provide the company with high-quality industrial G-Bearings. Wärtsilä has been a regular supplier for Marelli Motori for two years for their large customised machines. The new agreement concerns small & medium electrical machines specifically manufactured for the marine industry. This new partnership strengthens Wärtsilä’s position as a trusted supplier of reliable seal and bearing products as well as valuable expertise.

“This framework agreement underlines the excellent partnership and trust which has developed between our two companies. Our cooperation started with a few specially customized bearing solutions and has now grown to cover a significant portion of Marelli Motori’s annual demand for housing slide bearings,” says Marco Gordon, Sales Manager Industrial, Wärtsilä. “We see this agreement as a beginning of a close cooperation which we hope to deepen further in the future.”

Customers value high quality technical support

Marelli Motori is a leading supplier of generators and electric motors to a wide range of industries, including the marine, power generation, hydropower and oil & gas industries. Based in Arzignano, Northern Italy, the company serves customers in Europe, North & South America, Asia and Africa.

“Marelli Motori values a partner that can provide cost-efficient, quality products as well as the supporting technical expertise.  We chose Wärtsilä as our supplier because of its technical support expertise, as well as short lead times, competitive pricing and in-house testing capabilities,” says Christian Sanson, Marelli Motori’s Purchasing Manager.

Wärtsilä announced in October last year that it had expanded into a new market segment, offering a comprehensive package of seals, bearings and associated solutions to hydropower installations and industrial plants worldwide. On 23 June 2016, Wärtsilä announced its acquisition of American Hydro that further strengthens Wärtsilä’s presence in the hydro and industrial segment. Wärtsilä’s Hydro & Industrial services offering targets the specific needs of hydropower, tidal energy and offshore wind installations as well as mining, paper, oil & gas, water management and power generation industries.

Additional information:

Link to press release on 5 October 2015
Link to press release on 23 June 2016

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Caption: Marelli Motori Equipment Fitted with Wärtsilä's G-Bearings (image with courtesy of Marelli Motori)

For further information, please contact:

Marco Gordon 
Sales Manager Industrial 
Wärtsilä Services
Tel: +49 (0)160 90 40 87 96

Alex Peacock
Marketing Manager, Seals and Bearings
Wärtsilä Services
Tel: +44 (0)23 9240 0121

Wärtsilä Services in brief
Wärtsilä Services creates lifecycle services for its customers, enhancing their business – whenever, wherever. We provide industry’s broadest range of services for both shipping and power generation. Our solutions range from spare parts and basic support to ensuring maximised lifetime, increased efficiency and guaranteed performance of customer’s equipment or installation – in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2015, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.