MacArtney, Alakaluf form Chilean underwater venture
The MacArtney Group announced the entry of an exclusive representative agreement with Alakaluf – a marine technology provider based in Chile. The agreement represents another important leg in MacArtney’s ongoing thrust to increase its local presence in all South American markets for underwater technology.
Alakaluf supplies marine scientific and renewable energy solutions for all relevant industries and operators in Chile. Alakaluf also supplies solutions for regional oil and gas in the Magellan Strait, underwater mining, coastal tourism, seaports, aquaculture and fisheries applications.
With additional warehouse facilities and offices located in Santiago, Valparaiso and Concepcion, Alakaluf has grown to become a major vendor of marine solutions across Chile. During its existence, Alakaluf has developed several strategic alliances with leading providers of underwater equipment, including WET Labs, Rockland scientific, Sea Bird and many more. Through the agreement with MacArtney, Alakaluf will not only be the regional representative for SubConn® connectors, but also significantly extend its capacity of providing more full-scale solutions all the way from surface to seabed. Specifically, MacArtney winch handling solutions, telemetry and comprehensive connectivity solutions coupled with the multitude of sensor and data acquisition options already offered, will aid to render Alakaluf a true one-stop supplier of marine technology. Meanwhile, MacArtney is bound to benefit from the vast network of contacts and local expertise held by Alakaluf.