11 February 2015 Dry Bulk | Engineering & Equipment TTS has announced the opening of its new service facility in Houston,Texas, USA. This is a significant development for TTS and means that it has expanded the full range of specialized services to the offshore and marine industry in the Americas. The facility has 14,560ft2 under roof and is the head office of TTS’s American operations. Services include spare parts and warehousing; repairs and maintenance; inspections, surveys and classification; steel structural repairs; light fabrication and machining; hydraulic, mechanical and electrical repairs. Stefan Gleuel, Executive Vice President,TTS Services Division commented, “TTS has a worldwide network of strategically located offices and service stations and our coverage is constantly evolving. Establishing a Houston base has considerable importance as it ensures we can now provide the very best service levels to customers operating in the offshore and marine industries around the Port of Houston greater Gulf of Mexico area. TTS has built a reputation for excellence, both is the comprehensive range of services we provide and also for the quality of our personnel.” “We understand the challenges our customers face very well, particularly in their objectives to optimize the efficient operation of their vessels. TTS has an enviable reputation as a manufacturer of key components and has such become one of the top three largest suppliers in its specialized market segments. Our service provision is truly world class and I am delighted that we can now deliver this expertise to existing and new customers in Houston.” TTS new Houston service station was put into full operation prior to the official opening ceremony which took place in December last year. The event was hosted by TTS’s new General Manager for the region,Torsten Paas, and invited guests were provided with a Texas-style barbecue, a guided tour of the facility, and presentations from the senior TTS management team. TTS Group ASA is a global enterprise that designs, develops and supplies equipment solutions and services for the marine and offshore industries.TTS is one of the top three largest suppliers in its specialized market segments.