At UMAR I WSR we like to do things differently. We employ personnel based on values and knowledge. Each and every member on the team is considered family, and our numerous clients are simply… family friends. UMAR I WSR is no ordinary company; for us, the maritime industry is life itself. We challenge business conventions in search of a better approach. We believe that people who follow their dreams can celebrate their very existence.
Business has been great, and we have made a significant and positive contribution to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the community. Today, however, more than ever before, we feel that our values must prevail, and together with our partners, clientele and friends, we are determined to do more than ‘business as usual’. With this in mind, we have gained the ISO 9001/2000 in regard to quality and ISO 14000 certification for environmental procedures. We have also established The Life Jacket Foundation, which was formed in order to support the needs of children, both locally and around the world.
It is with this philosophy in mind that we carefully select our principles and in a manner of speaking why they, choose UMAR WSR to represent them. Today, UMAR represents over 30 of the world’s leading manufacturers of maritime equipment. From highly sophisticated electronic systems, electrical and mechanical equipment to uniquely developed equipment that serve specific aspects of the shipping industry, we have created a global network able to serve any task regardless of size, complexity or time frame.
Through exclusive representation, WSR offers its clientele strategically located ship repair yards, underwater services, riding squads, repair stations, marine coatings and liner wear measurement worldwide. Reliable services cover all aspects of shipping and the respective needs, including new buildings, dry dock repairs, modifications and conversions. Prompt delivery schedules, response time, cost-effectiveness and professional expertise in the field have earned WSR an enviable reputation and a sustainable market share within the industry.
The Life Jacket Foundation was established to provide assistance to the community and specifically to children who need the support of organisations such as UMAR | WSR. Our desire is to join forces within the shipping industry in order to support the foundation, raise funds and make a big difference in people’s lives.
The Life Jacket Foundation is a result of many years of community service that was eventually developed by the founders into a non-profit organisation involved in projects offering assistance to individuals as well as other organisations working with children.
Every company in our group contributes a fixed amount to the foundation with every order we take, resulting in an annual donation. In this way we involve our clients as well as individuals who share our vision and sense of social responsibility.