Recent Press Release


DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Aug. 25, 2020 – Elcome International today announced that it has been appointed exclusive distributor for the CMCE Sertec Marine deionizing lightning prevention systems in certain Middle East countries.

Under the agreement, Elcome will have responsibility for sales, engineering, consulting, installation, commissioning, maintenance, service and technical support for CMCE Sertec Marine in United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar.

The CMCE Sertec Marine lightning suppressor, derived from discoveries of Nikola Tesla in 1916, practically eliminates direct lightning impacts on protected structures by 99 percent through the deionization of electrostatic charge. Unlike a conventional lightning rod, it works by preventing the formation of lightning.

The passive sensor system is designed to balance and deionize the effects of atmospheric phenomena through multiple compensators, generating a protective shield in its coverage area, neutralizing the lightning and draining the electric charges to Earth in harmless milliamperes.

“The CMCE Sertec Marine product line includes a range of systems tailored for vessels of all types, ranging from small pleasure craft and marine buoys to full-size cargo ships, military vessels and oil rigs as well as land-based facilities,” said Jimmy Grewal, executive director of Elcome International. “This advanced lightning protection technology is an important addition to our portfolio of high-tech marine product offerings.”

“Elcome is a welcome addition to our worldwide distribution network,” said Arnando Chifarelli, president of Sertec SRL.“The company has a well-deserved reputation for its superior technical capabilities and service.”

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Photo caption: CMCE Sertec Marine Lightning Prevention System

About Sertec SRL

Sertec SRL, established in 2001, is based in Asunción, Paraguay, and currently employs 84 persons, mostly electrical engineers. The company is an experienced producer and exporter of innovative lightning protection systems, with a strong presence in all Latin American countries, USA, Caribbean islands and recently in Europe and some Asian countries. Sertec has been certified by ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, and a special model is undergoing UL certifications. In addition to its CMCE models for marine applications, Sertec’s technology is used for protection of airports, bridges, commercial ports, energy plants, industrial structures, commercial and residential buildings, open facilities, sports centers, football and baseball stadiums, theme parks, and oil and gas terminals.

About Elcome International LLC

Founded in 1970, Elcome International LLC is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. The company is a diversified turnkey solutions provider of marine electronics, electrical and safety systems for the world maritime industry. With its modern 100,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Dubai, Elcome has sales and support offices in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as a subsidiary and associated companies in India. The Elcome Group (including associated companies) has over 500 employees, including over 200 factory-trained engineers and technicians. The company is certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 by DNV. Additionally, Elcome is South East Asia’s largest supplier of nautical charts and publications, both print and digital, and operates an FTA-approved training center and bridge simulator in Dubai for dynamic positioning and ECDIS courses.

Press Contacts:

Dani Gorgon
Elcome International LLC
+971 (0) 4 8121333

Jim Rhodes
Rhodes Communications, Inc.
+1 (757) 451-0602