Canyon Marine Solutions has been approved as an authorised distributor for Thordon Bearings, manufacturer of the award-winning water lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearing system. The Virginia-based engineering firm will provide sales and engineering support to Thordon’s complete portfolio of marine bearing and seal products in the states of Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia.
Canyon Marine Solutions, which officially began representing the company on 1 April has already secured a major order for Thordon Bearings. The company will supply COMPAC propeller shaft bearings to the Marine Protector-class patrol vessels operated by the US Coast Guard.
“Canyon has already validated our decision to add the company to our global network of distributors with this high value order,” said Scott Groves, Thordon Bearings’ Regional Manager, Americas. “It’s a great kick start for a new distributor. The US East Coast, and in particular the Tidewater area between the Suffolk Scarp and the Atlantic Ocean, is a significant maritime market for us and Canyon has hit the ground running. To service our customers’ requirements in the region, a full service, technical distributor was required, and Canyon Marine met all the criteria.
Canyon Marine Solutions co-founder and Director of Sales, Reece Fullerton, commented, “We are delighted that Thordon Bearings has the confidence in us to represent the company in this area. It is a huge honour to be part of the company and represent products I know work, solves problems and makes life easier for all those working on the water. There is lots of marine-related industry in the region. The US Navy and Coast Guard have a significant presence here, but there are also a lot of workboats and recreational vessels. There are a lot of opportunities here for Thordon Bearings.”