DIMO to boost Marine Engineering solutions in the Maldives

DIMO,a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, is outlining plans to continue to enhance itsmarine solutions in the Maldives.

As the Authorized Service Dealer for MTU, DDC marine engines in both Sri Lanka and the Maldives, DIMO is set to focus moreon foreign vessels, super luxury yachts and resort owners through its marine engineering arm, DIMO Marine Solutions.

In 2017, the company also entereda joint venture withCoastline Investments to facilitate marine services in the Maldives.

DIMO took a step further to expand its footprint in the Maldives by participating in the recently concluded Maldives Marine Expo, the official exhibition of the National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM) that featured Maldivian and international exhibitors engaged in marine related businesses.

In addition to the exhibition, the DIMO Marine Engineering Solutions team successfully carried out a number of impactful promotional campaigns in the Maldives, aimed at educating its existing and prospective customers on its wide range of marine engineering solutions.

The campaigns have received encouraging feedback and have laid the platform for the DIMO Marine Engineering Solutions team to drive forward with new business opportunities. 

Sharing his views, Vijitha Bandara, Executive Director at DIMO, who also oversees the Marine Engineering business of the Group stated, “In the Maldives, tourism is the main driver of economic growth and therefore it is very encouraging to see a rapid recovery of the industry following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the industry bouncing back, we at DIMO, have observed that there are various opportunities coming up in the Maldivian leisure segment in the field of Marine Engineering, ranging from luxury yachts to Resorts Management.Driven byover 8 decades of experience, DIMO is fully geared to explore these opportunities through DIMO Marine Engineering Solutions. DIMO will now be able to fuel the dreams and aspirations of the communities in this region as a result of our new initiatives.”

DIMO also expects to increase the MTU and DDC Engine market penetration in the Maldives while further reinforcing its aftersales services where its expertise in repair, servicing and overhauling of marine engines is unparalleled. Leveraging its expertise as the dealer for MGDUFF Marine Cathodic Protection Systems and Boat Anodes, DIMO will also focus on Hull Protection as an avenue to enhance business opportunities in the Maldivian marine industry. 

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