ERMA FIRST invests in METIS Cyberspace Technology


[Athens – 17 October 2019] ERMA FIRST, the maritime-focused environmental engineering group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a controlling interest in METIS Cyberspace Technology that was previously owned by the Germanos – led Olympia Group.

ERMA FIRST is an engineering and manufacturing company best-known in the shipping industry for its successful Ballast Water Treatment System that was the first of its kind type-approved by the US Coast Guard. It brings to the strategic cooperation a wealth of environmental protection knowledge, an international sales and service network and an established client base around the world.

“We are extremely excited to be joining forces with METIS. We have been admirers of the company since its inception,” said Managing Director of ERMA FIRST Konstantinos Stampedakis and he added, “Our vision for METIS is to allow its team to continue doing what it does so well and to strengthen the company’s ability to provide solutions for smarter, safer, greener and more efficient solutions for the maritime industry. We also expect that the addition of METIS’s expertise will further enhance ERMA FIRST’s existing after-sales capabilities, enabling us to serve ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT client vessels in real-time”.

For METIS, Mike Konstantinidis commented “We are delighted to receive the endorsement of ERMA FIRST and become a valuable member of the company. Shipping is on the brink of a new era and, as exciting possibilities arise, we now have a stronger base to explore them together.

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