Glander International Bunkering, one of the industry’s oldest bunker trading and brokering firms, is pleased to announce that the group has merged with the Norwegian company Scandinavian Bunkering AS. Scandinavian Bunkering AS. was established in 1993 and as of September 26th 2016 the company will change its name and rebrand to Glander International Bunkering (Norway) AS.
The merge will give way to a magnitude of new and improved resources on account of the union of two very strong entities. Scandinavian Bunkering AS operates worldwide from Norway and Singapore and by way of the merger, Glander International Bunkering will now have an office in Norway and an extended office in Singapore. For the clients of both firms, an increased worldwide representation will promise increased access to business professionals, stronger purchasing power and improved internal administration services.
This will be Glander International Bunkering’s second office in Europe and represents the group’s goal to increase geographical coverage and respectively maximize responsiveness to its clients. The merge also stays true to the group’s expansion strategy of remaining local, yet global by maintaining all the same names and faces. All traders from Scandinavian Bunkering AS and Scandinavian Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., will continue, keeping the same phone numbers but email domains will change. Clients should be assured that the Glander International Bunkering brand will stand stronger as a result of more offices and more resources under the one entity.
The synergy between both firms will result in a more specialized pool of knowledge being made available to Glander International Bunkering clients. Scandinavian Bunkering AS have held a well-respected stance in the marketplace for many years which will provide ample opportunities for the teams of both firms to share best practices and in turn improve internal education and skillset.
The Managing Director of Scandinavian Bunkering AS, Erik Rankin Vinde, will be running operations at Glander International Bunkering (Norway) AS. Commenting on the merger Erik said:
“Scandinavian Bunkering AS has enjoyed continued success throughout its 23 years in the industry and the merge with Glander International Bunkering represents exciting times ahead for the company. By merging we are initiating the best set up for the future and together we will be able to deliver a remarkably streamlined international service. We will be bringing with us a team of industry leading traders, who are valued across the globe for their skills, results and experience.”
Further commenting on the development, Christoffer Berg Lassen, Managing Director and CEO of Glander International Bunkering, stated:
“We are proud to announce the expansion of our global network to Norway, heralding the second European country that Glander International Bunkering will be operating in. The union of Glander International Bunkering and Scandinavian Bunkering AS will reinforce the group’s core values and in turn develop customer benefits. The Norwegian office will not only represent a new geographical area for service but reinforces the group’s stance as a serious international market player.”
Glander International Bunkering operates globally from seven locations, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Florida, Brazil, Norway and Geneva, providing coverage across all markets and time zones.