Yanmar Marine International has opened a new sales and customer representative office in Finland after assuming full responsibility for the distribution of its products and services in Finland, Estonia and Latvia.

The new representative office, called Yanmar Marine Finland, replaces previous distributor Oy Brandt Ab and is expected to help Yanmar respond rapidly to evolving local requirements, shorten lead times, and increase the overall level of customer satisfaction.

“We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Oy Brandt Ab for its efforts in building the Yanmar brand in Finland,” says Floris Lettinga, Yanmar Marine International’s senior global sales manager. “It did an incredible job in raising awareness of our products and in ensuring that our customers were effectively supported.

“Yanmar Marine Finland now allows us to distribute our products directly, through a dedicated sales representative located in Espoo, Helsinki. This will mean that our customers can look forward to receiving the world-class service that we are known for long into the future.”

Based in the Netherlands, Yanmar Marine International supplies engines for both sailboats and powerboats, and light duty commercial marine applications. Earlier this year, the company picked up an Innovation Award at the Miami International Boat Show for the Yanmar 3JH40 common rail inboard diesel engine.