Marine and General Engineers, offers its services in Argentina since the year 1903, carrying out general repairs, maintenance, modifications and shipbuilding at different Argentine Ports, servicing both national and international vessels operating in national waters. The firm has also developed in recent years a railway division, committed with the maintenance, repair, and restoration of bogies for locomotives, coaches and freight cars, with diesel engines (and steam engines for preservation and tourist purposes).
At CROMWELL & Cia. S.A, we are fully aware that any process or logistics stop, including vessels and train delays, represents profit losses and possible incompliance regarding the customers for any company, independently of its nationality or industry in which it performs.
On the basis of these facts, we consider the client’s urgency our primary objective, together with offering a highly specialized and trained labor force in order to perform with high efficiency in the search of great customer satisfaction. It is important for us having a fully satisfied customer as it is our company’s standard to maintain business relationships of mutual trust and above all enduring throughout time. In this way, we hope to become a trustful and reliable option in order to be the first alternative in our client’s mind in the case they encounter any problem during their operations.
As a genuine service corporation based on customer’s needs, CROMWELL & Cia. S.A. is fully capable of attending with agility and speed almost all preventive and corrective maintenance requirements of marine and stationary plants, as well as railway machinery.
Our services comply with the most strict standards of international classification societies (R.I.N.A., Lloyd´s Register of Shipping, American Bureau of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas, Nippon Kyokai Kaiji, Bureau Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd, etc.) and our personnel is highly experienced and have attended training courses at our principals plants in Europe and Japan.
We look forward at performing with our client’s requirement establishing clear deadlines and following the instructions given carefully in order to satisfy their needs. Apart from all the services already performed and offered on a regular basis by our company, we are fully open to discuss and do our best in order to meet customer needs which are not included between the regular ones.
The beginnings of the company dates back to the year 1903, when Mr. Oliver Cromwell, Chief Engineer born in the Scottish town of Greenock, established a marine repairers workshop at Buenos Aires, Argentina, near the mouth of the river called Riachuelo, in the neighborhood known today as La Boca. The workshop, after different corporative transformations, continues today operating in its original location.

During all these years CROMWELL & Cía. has uninterruptedly attended vessels from the most important international ship owners and many Argentine industrial corporations, representing only in the Port of Buenos Aires an average of 140 vessels with more than 320 port calls per year, to which vessels serviced at other Argentine ports, flying squads and industrial services should be also added.

As a shipyard it has performed all the necessary work to convert a supply into a fishing vessel, including the complete cropping off of structures and removal of unnecessary equipment, the construction of the new shelter deck where the new processing plant was installed, with the subsequent electrical, mechanical, and pipes outfitting. The general outfitting of a prototype tug boat has been also completed.

Moreover, it has completely built a 16,50 m fishing vessel which successfully operating for more than one year and has completed the outfitting of two smaller fishing boats which operating in Patagonian waters.

The complete transformation of the extraction and treatment systems of a fishing vessel of 110 meters of length has been also carried out, prefabricating in our plant 120 tons of structure and mounted in the ports of Mar del Plata and Montevideo. 

As main contractor, CROMWELL & Cía. has organized and coordinated dry dockings at local public docks carrying out complete overhauls or emergency repairs due to breakdowns to LPG carriers, tankers, reefers, fishing vessels, container carriers, bulk carriers and passenger vessels.

Structures and equipments of the most varied features have also been manufactured, some of which have been exported to third countries on behalf and under the orders of international customers.

After being engaged throughout its history with railway industry repairs, the company has now effectively opened in 2004 a railway division, since then it has a fully dedicated team with the most capable and specialized staff performing optimally in these matters. The railway department is assisting the current explosion of demand for rail equipment, performing repair works and preventive maintenance of diesel engines, structural repairs of locomotives, as well as building accessories for all kinds of wagons and coaches.
CROMWELL & Cía. has left its traces throughout its history in different areas and places with works such as the construction of crane for the Yacht Club Argentino in Dársena Norte, built in 1926, and the Bosch bridge repair over the Riachuelo River in 1960.

Its personnel capability and experience has resulted in corporations with a recognized international career trusting CROMWELL & Cía. as their authorized workshop in Argentina. Amongst them:

Dr. ING. GEISLINGER & CO. AUSTRIA Coupling and Dampers
MAN DIESEL A/S GERMANY Diesel engines and MAN turbochargers
YANMAR ENGINEERING CO. LTD. JAPAN Marine and Stationary Engines

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