Thordon Bearings has appointed Bruntons Propellers as its distributor for the UK and Ireland.
Bruntons will market, supply and service the company’s entire marine portfolio of propeller shaft bearings and seals. There is also provision for Bruntons to promote and service Thordon’s products in other market segments.
“Bruntons is a well-known and established brand, with a prestigious heritage spanning more than 100 years,” said Neil McDonald, Thordon Bearings’ regional manager, Northern Europe and Africa. “The company, part of the Langham Group, which includes Stone Marine and Tridan Engineering, also has the capability to machine and service bearings and seals on-site.”
Bruntons’ director, Jonathan Shaw, added that “the merchant maritime and defence sectors will be the main focus areas, but the agreement allows us to diversify into new industrial and pump markets.
“With our technical know-how and CNC machining technology, we can offer a wide range of professional sales and engineering services.”
Canada-headquartered Thordon has more 35 years’ experience designing, manufacturing, and installing long-lasting marine bearings and seals that operate without the need for oil or grease. The company’s marine portfolio includes the COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing, the TG100 shaft seal, the grease free deck and rudder bearing system ThorPlas-Blue; and the new stern tube-less propeller shaft system design, T-BOSS.