During the trade show ‘Construction & Shipping Industry’ held in Gorinchem, The Netherlands, (May 28-30) Alphatron Marine BV from Rotterdam celebrated a special milestone. On the occasion of the sale of the 3.500th JRC/Alphatron river radar, Mr. Daikichi Kakuta, Deputy General Manager at JRC Europe and Mr. Luuk Vroombout, CEO Alphatron Marine, presented an award to the Arends family, owner of the pusher tug ‘Gemma’.
Within 15 years after the introduction of the first river radar by the JRC/Alphatron-combination in 1999, the durableness of both the radar and the cooperation between the companies is a proven fact. The red-striped radars are very well represented and recognizable throughout all of the European inland waterways.
As both JRC and Alphatron have the characteristics ‘progressive’ and ‘innovative’ in their DNA, the present river radar generation is a state of the art product, equipped with features such as photoshot®, coupling and integration of an AIS system and a very clear radar image. Last but not least, the JMA-610 offers excellent value for money.