Pro Nautas Group announced today that it has completed a management buy-in led by Mr René ten Brinke, acquiring the majority of the shares. Mr René ten Brinke has a successful track record in the maritime industry and was previously CEO of Radio Holland, Imtech Marine/RH Marine Group and Alewijnse.
Effective January 22, 2019, Mr René ten Brinke will become the new CEO of Pro Nautas Group. Company founder Mr Cornelis van den Oever will remain a shareholder and consultant.
Pro Nautas Group was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Leer, Germany. The company provides connectivity, ship’s IT, navigation and Smart Maintenance solutions, focusing on optimising operations on board and ashore to increase safety and efficiency. Pro Nautas has an impressive track record in delivering navigation solutions and services to the retrofit and new build markets. In January 2018, Pro Nautas acquired Buss Data, a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for cargo shipping, river cruises and port operations.
This investment gives Pro Nautas a strong platform for growth and expansion. The new management team will build upon its well-established market position to drive continued innovation and bring additional value to customers, whilst also prioritising the global rollout of its advanced Smart Maintenance solution.
“Pro Nautas Group has all the necessary elements to extend its success in the maritime industry,” said René ten Brinke. “As a provider of high-quality maritime solutions, we pride ourselves on ensuring that each customer receives the highest level of service, delivered efficiently and flexibly to address their needs. Combined with our position at the forefront of innovation, the Pro Nautas team is always committed to driving down ownership costs for shipowners.”
“In recent years, we have developed the Pro Nautas Smart Maintenance platform into a market-leading solution for our maritime clients. We have consistently delivered top-level customer support, modernising the Buss Data STAR applications, and investing in our global resources. This investment will accelerate the growth of Pro Nautas Group, and I’m delighted to wish René every success at its helm,” said Cornelis van den Oever.
For more information about Pro Nautas Group, please visit our websites or contact us via Barbara Willinghöfer, Assistant to CEO at +49 491 98790 153