Schmitt & Ongaro European Warehouse
In 2013, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products established a warehouse just outside of Amsterdam in the Netherlands to offer convenience, efficiency, value, and timeliness to our long standing European customers. This facility allows us to further expand our customer base throughout Europe with our superior quality marine products and customer service. With more than 50 years of experience in the marine industry, Schmitt & Ongaro offers a wide range of high-quality, rigorously tested steering wheels, stainless steel horns, windshield wiper systems, and other marine accessories.
Prior to opening our warehouse in Europe, Schmitt & Ongaro fulfilled customers’ orders from our warehouse in the United States, funneling these products from various points of manufacture around the world. This resulted in longer lead times, increased shipping costs, and the added effort and expense of customs entry and tariffs. To offset these added costs, many customers placed larger orders, resulting in increased inventory carrying costs.
With the addition of Schmitt and Ongaro’s European warehouse, customers in Europe now have more convenient access to our quality marine products, more flexibility in order quantities, and enjoy greatly reduced lead times of only a few days. Furthermore, these products have already cleared customs in the EU and can be supplied with advantageous, deferred VAT treatment.
The Schmitt & Ongaro Europe Difference
In addition to our growing network of European Distributors, Schmitt & Ongaro is represented in Europe by IMDS – International Manufacturers Direct Sales.
Please visit us at METS – the annual Marine Exhibitor’s Trade Show in Amsterdam, where we enjoy the opportunity to meet customers face-to-face, showcase our product line, and demonstrate why Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products is a well-respected industry leader.