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Solid Roots in the Past – Committed to the Future

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Schaar & Niemeyer's historical barge in the Port of Hamburg
Former Office Building of Wilh. Richers in Hamburg Loading the Barge in the Hamburg "Speicherstadt" Schaar & Niemeyer's smaller Warehouse in Büsum at the North Sea

The origins of the HMS Group can be traced back to seven Ship Suppliers, all of which have been active from the beginning in all kinds of ships’ supplies and related services to the international shipping industry.

Going East

In 1851, Schaar & Niemeyer was established in Hamburg - the traditional gateway to the world. Nevertheless, the globalisation of modern trade required a second base in the Far East which was established in 1993. For all companies tradition always meant a step into the future, being committed to the requirements of our customers, using cutting-edge technologies in order to satisfy and exceed their expectations.

Backed by a Strong Owner-Operated Shareholder

Pooling together in 2008 under the roof of a strong and owner-operated shareholder, however, was a logical step and created an even more effective and powerful organisation. Today, the HMS Group has full access to an impressive assortment of food and beverages and stat-of-the-art warehouse and logistics facilities.

Commited to the Future

Today, the HMS Group offers global solutions for the supply of our customers’ fleet with food and beverages, bonded stores, technical products, all kind of consumables, environmental protection as well as coatings and corrosion products, ship repairs and related services. Furthermore, the HMS Group provides a professional Worldwide Catering Management to more than 750 cargo and offshore vessels.

Branch Offices

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HMS is located at the busiest places in the international shipping industry: From Hamburg, Kiel and Singapore we supply the international shipping and offshore industry.

Marine Services

Marine Services

Our broad variety of high quality products and customer orientated services make HMS Group a reliable and strong partner.

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Contact Us

Please feel free to contact our branch offices in Hamburg, Kiel and Singapore for your specific enquiries.

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Strong Roots in the Past

Schaar & Niemeyer, Hamburg

Wilh. Richers & Co., Hamburg 

Louis Taxt & Co., Hamburg

Pickenpack & von Riegen, Hamburg

Hans Heidorn Shipping Services, Hamburg

Schaar & Niemeyer Far East, Singapore

Plurotech International, Singapore