The human touch in technology

For years, Alphatron Marine has been importing, supplying, installing and providing technical support for high-spec navigation and communication equipment aboard ships, thereby enhancing the safety of its crew, especially in increasingly busier shipping lanes, while boosting fuel efficiency. However, we did not want to just stop there – we wanted to do even more. Our intensive collaboration with specialist shipyards and ship owners, along with our desire to respond even better to their needs, resulted in the development of more of our own products. Alphatron has now become a leading producer and co-producer of complete bridge systems.

The lack of clarity in the wide variety of equipment often found on many ships’ bridges prompted the development of an ergonomic bridge: the AlphaBridge. This, along with our own range of instruments, forms a fully integrated bridge. The Alphatron multi-command chair enables all the required equipment to be operated from one work station. The functional, smart and ergonomically conceived design of our own equipment has received various design awards. The police, Rijkswaterstaat (public works department), Customs, Damen Shipyards Group and IHC Merwede have been using Alphatron for years to produce comprehensive solutions for navigation, communication, observation and automation purposes.

In order to keep up the pace with developments, we invest in an R&D team, product managers and (navigation) console builders that assemble and test complete bridge systems in our own workshops. Quality is assured by providing formal end-user training, as well as fully qualified maintenance personnel, supported by an efficient service organization. Our own training center is equipped with the latest products and simulators. We have an extensive stock of spare parts for both current and older products and, in addition to our team of field service engineers, we are part of a worldwide network of trained service staff. Close communication with customers and our innovative approach have paved the way for collaboration with one of Alphatron's loyal suppliers of high-spec maritime electronics, Japan Radio Company (JRC), for equipment production.