Sparks Surveyors part of Van Ameyde Marine

2018-09-10 | DUPI Group news

Established in 1988 as a niche P&I specialist, with over 90 staff operating from 4 offices in 3 countries, DUPI Group is now a widely acknowledged market leader in insurance and other professional services for the Shipping, Maritime & Transport, Dredging, Construction & Engineering, and Processing & Energy industries.

Within DUPI Group, as specialized Marine and Cargo surveyors, Sparks Surveyors is the company delivering reliable survey and consultancy services to P&I Clubs, Shipowners, Charterers, Carriers, Insurers and Underwriters, Transport Companies and their Intermediaries as well as to the industry. Based in the port of Antwerp, Belgium, Sparks Surveyors offers worldwide coverage.

 

DUPI Group and Van Ameyde Marine have reached agreement concerning the acquisition of Sparks Surveyors

Following a strategic reorientation and re-focusing on insurance services end 2017 the DUPI Group board decided to divest Sparks Surveyors. We therefore are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Van Ameyde Marine concerning the acquisition of Sparks Surveyors per September 1 2018.

Please refer to the communication from Van Ameyde Marine below. For more information, please contact Anton Cornel at +31 6 150 720 53 or anton.cornel@dupi.com.

 

Statement of Van Ameyde Marine:

“As from September 1st 2018, Sparks Surveyors is part of Van Ameyde Marine. Both survey companies are active in Belgium for over 45 years, in which period they managed to build a strong reputation, with complementary market segments and specialisations.

With this merger, Van Ameyde Marine and Sparks Surveyors will be able to benefit from each other’s strengths and knowledge, also to the advantage of our Principals.

The daily operations will continue as usual meaning that the companies keep their own identity as separate business units, leaving to our Principals the freedom of choice.

By adding Sparks Surveyors to the group, the market position of Van Ameyde Marine is further strengthened, especially in the field of steel cargoes. Van Ameyde Marine will offer to Sparks Surveyors the opportunities and support to fully live up to their reputation in this field, respecting the ever-present spirit of Arthur Sparks.

Philippe Wartel remains in position as manager of Sparks Surveyors, and reports to Carl Dedecker, general manager of Van Ameyde Marine in Belgium. Please don’t hesitate to contact Carl or Philippe in case you have any further questions.”