Motive grows footprint with launch of EuroWinch

Motive continues to expand its global presence with the announcement of a new joint venture with Rotterdam-based Euro Rope.

Motive and Euro Rope share a long history of working together on many projects and the new venture: EuroWinch BV leads the way to Motive stocking a fleet of its equipment in Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port.

EuroWinch Directors: James Gregg & Jacques Vroegop

James Gregg & Jacques Vroegop, EuroWinch

Joining forces in a £1m fleet investment to launch the new business, together the two companies offer Motive’s standard range of winches and full product lines, including high capacity winches up to 150 tonnes, HPUs, umbilical deployment equipment, deck and marine cranes.

The investment also includes kit to mobilise and test equipment at the EuroWinch quayside facility.

EuroWinch enjoyed a busy open day last week, well attended by clients and manufacturers, to showcase the extensive rental fleet and range of services on offer. Great teamwork resulted in a really successful day and gave guests a unique opportunity to see the fleet and meet the team behind EuroWinch.

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EuroWinch Open Day, Rotterdam - 28th September 2018

Owned by Motive directors, James Gregg and Dave Acton, along with Euro Rope director, Jacques Vroegop, the EuroWinch team is currently six strong and has already secured several contracts with Rotterdam based clients.

We are building a global presence in response to our clients’ requirements and the Netherlands has been on our radar for some time. Launching the business jointly with Jacques will give us an advantage to win more work in the Netherlands and it ensures we have a strong fleet of equipment ready to be deployed across Europe. We are experienced in offshore wind and decommissioning and both these areas are key markets in the Netherlands. We are also set to target Belgium, Germany and France as we are now in a prime position to supply rental equipment without the additional shipping costs, which can help clients manage costs.

James Gregg, EuroWinch Director

I have worked with James and Dave on various projects over the past 15 years and our collaboration combines many years of industry experience. Launching EuroWinch has increased the offering of high quality, heavy lift winches for clients across north Europe and complements our Euro Rope services. We are excited about the new venture and with a number of contracts already secured, we are confident that we are bringing a strong offering to the market.

Jacques Vroegop, EuroWinch Director

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