JULY 9, 2012 — IHC Merwede subsidiary IHC Lagersmit BV has changed its name to IHC Sealing Solutions BV. The change reflects both continued international growth and the fact that the company's focus has shifted in past decades from the manufacture of bearings to the production and marketing of seals for rotating shafts and has been increasingly focused on manufacturing seals for, among other things, stern tubes, thrusters and pumps.
Two years ago, the company moved from Kinderdijk to Alblasserdam, both in the Netherlands, and its fully automated production facility operates in brand new premises to further develop, produce and market innovative products.
Mr. Willem Steenge, Managing Director of IHC Sealing Solutions, says: "It is important that we use our name to let people know what we are good at, which is specifically finding the right solution for the customer as far as seals are concerned. Also, IHC Lagersmit was difficult to pronounce – let alone understand – for our international business partners."