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The announcement was made by Andrew Mellard (MAN General Manager, Engines and Components) to a packed news event at Seawork this year.

PME Group have been a MAN dealership for over 20 years and this appointment underlines, especially in the commercial market, their expertise in the field.Their Head Office is based in Poole, Dorset and they have branches in Plymouth and Grimsby.

Jade Chalk, Commercial Director for PME Group said: ‘It was a delight to celebrate sole importer status at the show with so many of our colleagues. MANs commitment to the UK market is clear and with this important change in strategy we will move forward with them with a strong belief in continued growth.

Now the celebrations are over, we need to get down to business. Firstly we want to assure our clients that our dealer network will continue to grow and strengthen, giving excellent support throughout the territory.

In addition, we believe that our continued focus on the marine industry and in particular the commercial market means that we have a tried and tested team who are available for all the technical advice our customers require when considering their engine requirements.

MAN engines are well established and have an excellent reputation. We have worked with wind farm vessels for example for over seven years and have seen the market share grow steadily as MAN engines and follow up service and support has won more and more hearts and minds.

MAN Work Plus now offers the option of a 2 year warranty extension on all new commercial engines. This allows operators to extend their cover from the standard one year to a full three years from the date of commissioning. This is a particularly attractive plan for fleet operators where vessels can be in constant use, giving peace of mind and planned costs. Our confidence in our product is such that MAN now also offer 2 years warranty on spare parts. All in all, that’s an impressive package.”

Seawork also saw the launch of Iceni Legend, built by Alicat in the UK and powered with MAN engines D2862 V12. Along with its partner vessel Iceni Defender; these are the latest state of the art MAN powered 23 metre Wind Farm Vessels built in the UK. They have both taken up the option of MAN Work Plus.

For information on engine specifications and your requirements, please contact our technical sales team:

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