WHEN A SHIP IS COMING TO THE DOCK, TIME IS RUNNING. WE’RE READY!
In the world of shipbuilding, steel is the stuff dreams are made of. It’s hard, stable and flexible. On the other hand, steel is delicate. If it’s not protected, it breaks.
With us, corrosion has no chance! And not only that: we grind, trowel, varnish and polish. Because smooth hulls save fuel, and mega-yachts get their final touch only with a mirror-smooth finish.
AT THE UNDERWATER HULL
We work on steel hulls and ships in composite construction. We tap off the brittle scale, eliminate pores in welds, rolling defects, bumps and other surface defects, degrease, grind and blast the body. Afterwards, we provide the underwater hull with a coat of varnish which can be painted twice or more times, to ensure the iron is covered by a reliable, waterproof paint film of sufficient thickness.
ABOVE THE WATERLINE
If clothes make people, then the paint makes the ship. A beautiful boat does not look as if it were welded together from steel plates. A beautiful ship seems to be made of one piece: seamless, smooth, shiny and, in the case of a yacht, so that the owner can reflect in it.
On the deck and all structures applies, which also applies to the outer skin: After modern, professional corrosion protection comes the paint layer: Even and as beautiful, as a shipyard can only wish. We also undertake floor coatings with cover systems such as Bolidt.
We are not designers, but skilled craftsmen with a lot of experience in ship interior fitting. Painting, wallpapering, stuccowork…
You say what you need, and a crew from our team jumps in.
Corrosion protection is a craft. There are international and national regulations, guidelines and regulations – and we have done our homework:
Needless to say that we work according to national and international standards such as ISO 9001, SCC, STG, IACS, NORSOK, IMO and USPH. Besides, we have FROSIO-certified paint inspectors and recognition according to the German Water Resources Act (WHG) for the erection, repair, decommissioning and cleaning of plants with water-polluting substances.
We document every step of our work according to given standards. Edge and weld preparation, used resins, fillers and paints, layer thicknesses, etc.
Our workers speak Greek and Turkish among themselves. But do not worry: Column leaders and foremen speak of course also English or German!
Compliance with deadlines is part of our quality promise.
and where we come from
Our company was founded in 2000 by Ismail Giourouk, a man to whom the industry in Hamburg owes a lot. Initially, he wanted to be a doctor but had to cancel his studies in the last semester, however, for political reasons. About Bulgaria and a short trip to the pharmacy business, he came to Hamburg, found a job at Blohm & Voss, and learned everything there is to know about the protection of steel and the processing of ship surfaces.
His attitude towards his work can be summed up in one sentence: „Quality leads to success!“ At a time when shipping was not always easy, he consistently focused on adherence to quality standards and deadlines as a recipe for success.
Anyone who works like this needs reliable staff – and he found it in his old hometown Xanthi, a small town in the north-east of Greece.
Shipbuilding has shaped the economy of Greece for millennia. And in the region around Xanthi, it was for centuries one of the most important economic factors. But the slump in the shipping industry did not go past Greece. Orders were cancelled, yards shrunk or stopped altogether. The result: many well-trained workers were looking for new jobs. Giourouk’s offer to come to Germany for three months was just right for many.
For decades, the headquarters of „Giourouk“ consisted of only a small office. Here Ismael Giourouk sat, telephoned, organized and connected to his network. Reliability, punctuality and a high-quality awareness are three reasons for his success; a fourth was his talent to deal with people. He knew each of his approximately 200 employees by their first name, he was faithful to arrangements, had an open ear for everyone and helped with when help was needed. Many executives of today’s shipbuilding companies have learned from him.
The close connections to Xanthi and the right experiences on all sides are a significant potential of our company. Thanks to them, we are able to get additional, well-trained workers at any time in order to handle larger projects on time and on schedule.
Ismail Giourouk died in 2019. His sons Moustafa and Chousein took over. Some things have changed: the business has grown, process drivers have been added, new fields of work developed. The recipe for success of the father – quality leads to success – but still applies and was packed in a modern slogan: „The Power of Quality“.
How to reach us
Tel.: +49 (0)40 75666730
Georgswerder Bogen 7