This agreement greatly benefits GYG’s scaffolding brand, Technocraft, who pioneered the development of yacht scaffold and containment systems within the industry in Europe, with their plans for expansion into the US.
The ALTRAD plettac assco range of products are of the highest European quality and comply with all the required health and safety regulations, having been granted several European licenses. The versatility and reliability of their system allows the scaffold to be adapted to the most unique yacht constructions and layouts, essential for creating a secure containment environment around a superyacht for refit works.The advanced modular construction technique allows for the entire scaffold structure to be hung from the yacht itself, removing the dependency on floating raft bases when conducting an in-water refit, which in turn allows for much larger yachts to be repainted in the water.
GYG’s initial focus to distribute ALTRAD plettac assco GmbH products will be in the Southeast of the US where it is currently operating in many of the leading refit shipyards. Remy Millott, CEO of GYG plc explains “GYG is delighted to be bringing a single brand scaffold system that has recognised European standards and better performance to shipyards in the US. It gives us great confidence when performing a turnkey Pinmar refit knowing the underlying containment system is of the highest quality and security. This is a significant opportunity for the Group to work with ALTRAD plettac assco GmbH and be able to offer their cutting-edge scaffold equipment into one of the world’s largest yacht and non-yacht markets.”
This agreement comes at the perfect time to complement the new partnership forming between Technocraft and US-based Southern Cross Boat Works, who Pinmar have worked with and trusted for many years to provide scaffolding services in some of the largest shipyards in the US such as Rybovich, Derecktor and Savannah Yacht Center.
Sharing our European standards, proven high-quality construction techniques and experience together with the introduction of the ALTRAD plettac assco GmbH range of products will ensure the perfect containment solution for any refit project.