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We deliver by tradition

For decades, HMS has been a true partnership in marine equipment. With our huge offer, we supply both commercial and passenger ships with everything needed on board.

About us

HMS – your partner for worldwide marine supplies

Whether it’s foodstuffs, technical equipment or canteen items. The range we have in readiness for you is almost unlimited. Beside our diverse offerings, customers of the HMS group profit from comprehensive services and our service-orientation.

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Your contentment is our goal

The HMS corporate group, headquartered in Europe and Singapore, is internationally active. Trusting partnerships and long-term collaboration with our customers are always at the heart of what we do.

Over the course of time, our company has constantly grown. With 4 subsidiaries and 4 field services around the globe, as well as 400 worldwide suppliers, we have a broad base to guarantee the stability and security of supplies to your ships.

Alongside our food supply, our customers benefit from incomparable services. In this, we place great value on individual advice from person to person.

No matter whether it’s a luxury liner, ferry or cargo ship – our specialist employees are always there for you. Both during on-board visits and over the phone. With our tailor-made advice, we support you in your daily business and in the optimisation of fundamental operating processes.

Our reliable and audited network of international suppliers and partners also ensures consistent high quality in all our products and services. This is particularly important for us, because it is only with strong partnerships that good business success can be achieved and secured over the long term.

The topic of environmental protection is a key focus of our company policy. Waste avoidance and optimised disposal are monitored.

Our quality management checks and constantly ensures the maintenance of food safety and compliance with hygiene regulations in order to ensure the best product quality.

History - committed to the future
Foundation

In 1851, the firm of Schaar & Niemeyer was founded in Hamburg as a marine supplier. Over the course of time, other Hamburg-based marine suppliers merged in order to improve their market position. In 1993, the globalisation of modern trade required a second base in East Asia – Singapore.

Merger

To improve their market position, in 2000, eight marine suppliers merged under the name of the HMS Group, founding HMS Hanseatic Marine Services.

Takeover

In 2008, the food wholesaler CHEFS CULINAR took over the HMS Group with the goal of creating a yet more effective and efficient organisation. Today, the HMS Group has an impressive range of food and drink on offer, as well as ultra-modern warehouse and logistics facilities.

Today

Today, the HMS Group offers global solutions for supply to any kind of merchant and passenger vessel. Its services encompass the supply of food and canteen items, ship’s stores and the services that accompany them, provision and technical supply management and galley support.

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Rene Heim und Frank Engellandt

We live for partnership and trade with passion.
René Heim and Frank Engellandt, Managing Directors

WHAT MAKES US SO SPECIAL
59
NATIONALITIES

are supplied by our company.

40,000
SEAFARERS

worldwide profit from our Provision Supply Management.

17,500,000
MEALS

per year consumed by your crews.

1.500
GALLEY SUPPORT VISITS

are carried out annually.

170
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

ensure that you can always rely on us.

24/7
OFFICE HOURS

round-the-clock service.

650
PORTS

in 100 different countries are supplied by us.

50
YEARS

of being a pioneer in Provision Supply Management.