Based near one of the most important commercial and military ports in the world, Collins Machine Works (CMW) maintains a strong connection to the maritime industry. The nature of maritime work, particularly work related to maritime defense, means that the CMW team must be prepared to handle projects thousands of miles from Portsmouth, Virginia. To do so requires both expertise and an efficient process.
In recent months, CMW projects have taken place in such diverse places as Bahrain, Croatia, Denmark, Singapore, Spain and Hawaii. This network of worldwide support keeps CMW at the forefront of the maritime industry. At the same time, it poses a unique set of logistical challenges. That’s where CMW’s expertise and efficiency come into play.
CMW’s internal logistics resources can mobilize equipment and personnel almost anywhere in the world. Because maritime defense demands prompt service, CMW responds quickly, no matter how far the project may be. In other words, equipment and personnel can move out fast, so the job gets done in a timely manner.
Before CMW technicians arrive, the team can provide advance teams, including technical representatives. These advance teams efficiently evaluate the project and lay the groundwork for the technicians to get started. CMW’s use of advance teams creates a streamlined response, particularly when time is of the essence.
For materials and labor that aren’t shipped, CMW partners with local firms in the project area. Local personnel and supplies support CMW technicians throughout the project’s duration, ensuring that CMW meets the needs of the job at hand.
At home, CMW’s strategic location along the mid-Atlantic coast provides a gateway to the world. As a result, the CMW team expertly provides worldwide support for maritime-defense customers, using a trusted and tested process from planning through execution.