Agreement reached for Sinwa Group to acquire Francois Marine & Offshore

17th Oct 2023

Sinwa Group and Francois Marine & Offshore jointly announce an agreement for Sinwa Group to acquire Francois Marine & Offshore’s Asia operations from Northern Marine Group (Stena).

  • Sinwa Group to acquire Ship Supply and Logistics operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Busan
  • Combining product and service offering across Asia Pacific
  • Francois Marine & Offshore will continue to operate under the brand Francois Marine & Offshore

The merger between two major marine, offshore supply and logistics businesses will see Sinwa Group expand its operations and capabilities to support a growing global client base.

Francois Marine & Offshore, previously owned by Northern Marine Group, has Asian ship supply operations and infrastructure in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Busan.

Thomas Zimmerhaeckel, Sinwa Chairman and Managing Partner at Asean Strategic Partners said: “The addition of Francois Marine and Offshore, a significant regional marine supply provider with great pedigree and vast sector experience, further evidences our ambition to build upon Sinwa Group’s position as the regional market leader in our field.

Soeren Jorgensen, Sinwa CEO added: “Consistent with our long-term strategy, we believe this acquisition assists in the consolidation of a fragmented sector and will best serve and expand service options for our global client base.

“We very much look forward to working with our new colleagues at Francois Marine & Offshore and maximizing the business’s potential."

Philip Fullerton, Managing Director, Northern Marine Group, added: “Through this merger with Sinwa Group, a major player in the Asian ship supply sector, Francois Marine & Offshore will have the opportunity to build upon three decades of first-class service provision and growth.

“Francois Marine & Offshore has been known for its quality provision and service over the years. It is the employees of Francois Marine & Offshore that have most contributed to the Company’s success by consistently demonstrating consummate professionalism and great attention to customer care. This aligns very well with the Sinwa operating model.

“As the Company moves forward as part of Sinwa Group, we will support our colleagues with the transition, best ensuring they and Sinwa Group can continue to prosper.”

Through the combination of Sinwa and Francois Marine's expertise and offerings, the joint client base will have access to a wider scope of products and services across Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Australia.

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Notes: The acquisition of Francois Marine & Offshore does not include the subsidiary Francois Marine B.V in Rotterdam, nor Francois Offshore Catering.