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New Alliance in Antifouling Industry Creates International Manufacturing Boost

Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd, EMCS Industries Ltd enter into a Manufacturing and Distribution Alliance

Under a new agreement announced on January 31st, Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd (“CMP”), manufacturer of Martyr™ Anodes, and EMCS Industries Ltd (EMCS), inventors of the first Marine Growth Protection System (MGPS) and the NOXX LFP Antifouling solution, will leverage their respective strengths to offer a complete turn-key antifouling and anti-corrosion solution to the shipping industry.

The new alliance will see the significant expansion of EMCS’s manufacturing capabilities for its MARELCO™ MGPS Anodes. The MARELCO™ products will now be manufactured under license to CMP’s corporate group, including Jiada Specialty Metals in China and SeaGuard Italianodi in Europe. In addition, EMCS and CMP will distribute each other’s products via the substantial global distribution network and customer base. The first new manufacturing location will be in Genoa, Italy.

This collaboration will be a major boost to the world-class customers both companies serve. Not only will it improve delivery times internationally, but will now offer a turn-key product solution providing unsurpassed manufacturing and distribution efficiencies to the shipping industry for one-stop antifouling and anti-corrosion solutions.

“This announcement is good news for both EMCS and for Canada Metal,” says CMP president John Mitchell. “It allows both companies to leverage significant synergies and efficiencies in order to take full advantage of the opportunities ahead.”

“There is a cultural fit between the EMCS and CMP operations,” adds EMCS president Trevor Tasker. “This alliance will greatly enhance EMCS’s manufacturing capability, and both companies will benefit from the access to markets internationally. Customers will benefit from the efficiencies and the turn-key antifouling and anti-corrosion solutions.”

About CMP

Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd is the world-leading producer of Martyr™ marine anodes, Rocna® anchors, Titan® chain, DockEdge products, Octopus™ marine autopilot drive systems and Intellisteer™ remote steering systems. Company and product details can be found at www.canmet.com.

About EMCS

EMCS Industries Ltd was originally established in 1955 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada under the name Electrolytic Marine Corrosion Services by Lauder Ramsay (Director) and Frank Lewis Chappell (Technical Director) after the invention of the first Marine Growth Protection System (MGPS) in 1950. This 100% Canadian product researched and engineered by Canadian engineers and electro-chemists who were part of EMCS is now sold globally under the name MARELCO™.

Today EMCS Industries Ltd owns the MARELCO™ trademark worldwide, and continues to add new Antifouling solutions such as the NOXX LFP antifouling system for Recreational and Commercial Vessels, The MARELCO™ Hybrid System for large commercial vessels and anti corrosion solutions such as ICCP and Sacrificial Anode products through the CMP distribution channel.

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