Marlink and X&M Suppliers have signed an agreement for the distribution of Marlink’s Mobile Satellite Communications Solutions in West Africa.
Under the terms of the agreement, Abidjan based X&M Suppliers will be Marlink’s preferred distributor for the mining industry in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso.
X&M Suppliers provide a wide range of high quality equipment to the Exploration and Mining industry in West Africa. Ranging from Exploration, Drilling, Health and Safety, construction and many other products. X&M is a one stp shop for the Exploration, Mining, Oil &Gaz and Industrial sector in the Ivory Coast. The company also offers logistic solutions to its clients.
Marlink is the largest technology-independent satellite communications and digital solutions provider serving maritime and enterprise markets. Marlink offers fully managed connectivity solutions for the mining industry in Africa via global multi-band satellite networks, extended with terrestrial and wireless links. Marlink solutions range from small, portable satellite communications devices such as Iridium Go!, Thuraya phones, and Inmarsat BGANs, to larger turnkey VSAT-based solutions and hybrid networks.
“The African continent has an exceptional growth potential for companies such as Marlink”, explains Catherine Mauvais, Marlink Africa Business Development Manager. “ We are therefore keen to expand our local presence through the development of partnerships with local businesses who have demonstrated a high level of professionalism, outstanding service and commitment to their clients. In this respect, X&M suppliers were an obvious choice. Through X&M Suppliers, exploration and mining companies will now be able to source high quality mobile satellite products locally, and benefit from support right on their doorstep. We are very excited by this partnership and are looking forward to developing a long lasting relationship which will be beneficial to our clients.”
“ At X&M Suppliers, we pride ourselves in building long lasting and strong relationships with our customers and in helping their projects succeed”. " As a former geologist and consultant in West Africa, I did use satelitte communications in my previous career and have always been amazed that hardware and communication voucher had to be purchased far away from West Africa. With the Marlink partnership, X&M will make available for clients products and services at their doors" adds Stanislas de Stabenrath, X&M Suppliers CEO.