Falk To Market Masson Marine Drives
—Literature Available An agreement to market Masson marine gear drive products has been signed by the Falk Corporation, Milwaukee, Wis., and Society Europeenne D'Engrenages (S.E.E.), Saint-Denis-Les-Sens, France, manufacturer of Masson products. The agreement, announced at the Fish Expo conference in Boston, Mass., designates Falk as the exclusive distributor of Masson products in North and South America.
Masson marine propulsion gear drive units are used with engines in the 150 to 2,000 hp range. Falk has long been a dominant factor in the market for applications above 1,500 hp. The agreement also covers replacement parts and calls for Falk to fully service the product line. "This new agreement will not only help us better serve Falk's present customer base, but will enable us to serve new segments of the marketplace as well," said Peter Kriesels, marine sales manager, Falk Corporation.
Marketing of the Masson trademark will give Falk the capability to provide full propulsion gear drive packages from 150 to 7,000 horsepower. The company can also custom design a system for horsepower ranges beyond 7,000 hp.
"This agreement represents an increased commitment by the Falk Corporation to service the requirements of the marine industry," Mr.
Kriesels said. "We are now able to provide fully system-engineered drive packages including drives, controllable pitch propellers, couplings, bow thrusters, winches, and even custom steel castings." The Falk Corporation, a subsidiary of Sundstrand Corporation, produces an extensive line of gear drives, shaft couplings, backstops, and fluid power drives.
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