The event’s concept “It’s all ABout the Beat” has been metaphorically used, as an ideal platform for ABB to communicate to its customers that ABB Turbocharging is listening to the “beat of the maritime industry” and responds to its customers’ needs, in addition to being a well “orchestrated business” providing well-tuned high-quality products and value-added services, which perform in a harmonic way making ABB the trusted partner of their choice.
Local Business Unit Manager of ABB Turbocharging for Greece & Cyprus, Mr. John Smyrneos, thanked ABB’s customers with his opening speech for their long term and excellent relationship and pointed out ABB’s continuing investment on the development of high-tech solutions and services that can meet market challenges. He also stated that ABB will continue to serve in the best professional way the biggest shipping family in the world. “ABB seeks a dialogue of partnership with its customers. The company believes this dialogue will lead to the product, service and equipment management packages, that owners will recognize as having been developed to meet real rather than imagined needs. We will do our best in order to cover all your needs any time you need our help”.
Mr. Rolf Bosma, Head of Service Sales, ABB Turbo Systems AG, also thanked Greek maritime customers for their presence at the event and for having ABB as their first choice of turbochargers on diesel and gas engines.
Keynote speaker was Mr. Raphael Ryser, Senior Expert Turbocharging and Engine Technology, ABB Turbo Systems AG, who presented the topic “Comparison of methods for low-load optimization of low-speed engines”.
The musical interactive show that followed made ABB guests part of the event, as they got the chance to go through a more unique and touchable experience. Service tools had been placed on the tables with the aim to be used as “musical instruments” by the attendees. The audience was actively engaged in the live musical show conducted by the head drummer of Athens Olympics Opening Ceremony who synchronized them in “ABB’s beat”, concluding all together in playing music. Together, ABB and customers can set the beat of the industry!! During the event, guests had the opportunity to come in contact with ABB experts from Greece, Cyprus and Switzerland and discuss about the efforts made by ABB to listen to their needs and offer tailored made solutions.