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    Polarfront – The Explorer of the Arctic Sea

    Polarfront expedition in the Arctic

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    Latitude Blanche case study results

    Latitude Blanche is a French shipping company founded in 2017 by two young graduates from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime: Sophie Galvagnon and Yann le Bellec. After several years of cruising and ice navigation, they wanted to use their own experiences to offer a new, extraordinary approach to polar expedition and oh, boy, did they deliver! The pictures in this case study speak for themselves…

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    The Challenge

    HydraulicsOnline.com appears at the top of organic search results worldwide, so it wasn’t by chance that, French based, Latitude Blanche found us when searching online for suitable suppliers.

    The polar expedition company urgently needed a rare hydraulic pump for their forceful ship ‘Polarfront’ to be used as a spare part. The situation was critical; the pump in question was the main engine fuel feed pump and without it, expeditions wouldn’t happen, meaning a loss of income and many unhappy customers and explorers.

    Knowing that the pump was so rare, they expected a long and difficult sourcing process. However, finding Hydraulics Online proved to be a smart choice and made things easy. Yann le Bellec, Co-founder and CEO of Latitude Blanche, summed up our service as ‘quick and precise’.

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    Our team is frequently tasked with sourcing discontinued and even unidentifiable hydraulic components, or swapping original hydraulic manufacturers’ equipment into modern, off-the-shelf standard products, so the task in hand was a routine matter for our MD, Mark Tonks, who dealt with the case.

    The optimal solution was quickly determined and after the exchange of a couple of emails, the order of the new pump was signed, sealed and delivered—all within a swift 2-day window.

    At Hydraulics Online, we offer valuable and trusted technical advice to every customer. For us it has never been about just shifting boxes. Our independent access to over 80 brands means that we have no bias, and therefore can truly offer the best solution for our customers. Every time!

    Become an Arctic explorer and discover the fascinating world of Latitude Blanche and their ship ‘Polarfront’ >>

    The impact was dramatic. The supplied pump is the main engine fuel feed pump… without this pump the ship cannot move !

    Yann le Bellec, Co-founder and CEO, Latitude Blanche

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    Latitude Blanche case study - the Polarfront ship with seagulls
    Arctic Sunset between two icebergs
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    A whale jumping out of Arctic water

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