Offering an ever more comprehensive service to its customers is our driving force. That has been behind Grupo Prosertek’s expansion of its range of services by merging or collaborating with companies with complementary operations increasing its added value to its port equipment manufacturing services.
This strategy offering a comprehensive service includes a policy involving business expansion aimed at committing to high-value segments within the port area. An example of this new direction is two of its most recent acquisitions that opened the doors to new sub-sections in the port business such as the ICT sector and underwater inspection and maintenance works.
Prosertek’s entry into the Smartports segment
Last April, Prosertek became a shareholder of Valencian company Infoport acquiring a 20% stake in its capital. Created in 1998, Infoport is a technology services company specialising in the logistics and port sector, which develops innovative ICT solutions for the digitisation of maritime operations and management, land and rail transport, automation and monitoring of equipment, vehicles and passengers for ports, terminals and companies in the port logistics sector.
This has allowed Prosertek to be involved in a company with the same high degree of specialisation in the design and development of solutions and products for terminals and ports. This new venture also represents a major commitment to innovation and positioning in the Smart Ports segment a concept of more efficient ports based on the effective and tailored application of technology.
Underwater inspection and maintenance
This acquisition allowed Grupo Prosertek to consolidate its range of global services for ports and terminals, now directly offering its customers underwater work for ports, ships, reservoirs, desalination plants and the aquaculture industry, to name a few. This includes the inspection, repair and maintenance of docks, defences, piling, structures and machinery submerged in the port environment, as well as ships, providing services such as cleaning hulls and propellers.
Prosertek, whose business is divided into the marine defence and oil & gas divisions, has set the strategic objective of the Port and SAT services business representing 25% of its annual turnover in the medium term, having already reached 20 million euros in 2020, despite the effects of the pandemic.
Prosertek has also recently collaborated with Hilti, a company specialising in professional equipment and technology. Hilti engineering services have also provided underwater anchors with RE500V4 as well as products such as the DD250 diamond drill, DD-HD30 accessories, SPX drill bits and on-site service. Prosertek’s divers have installed them more than 4 meters underwater.
This type of synergy is one firm step in the commitment contained in Prosertek’s business strategy. They are also testimonies of our commitment to establishing key alliances to reach new segments within the port sector and thus offer the most comprehensive service to our customers.