Left to right: Maurizio Masotti, Dragflow president and owner, and Bill Wetta, DSC Dredge SVP and CTO.
Left to right: Maurizio Masotti, Dragflow president and owner, and Bill Wetta, DSC Dredge SVP and CTO.

US dredging solutions company DSC Dredge LLC is joining forces with Italy’s Dragflow Srl to expand their offerings through shared products and manufacturing.

Reserve, Louisiana-headquartered DSC Dredge specializes in customized dredging solutions, while Dragflow has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing heavy duty pumps and complete dredging equipment.

In 2018, DSC Dredge and Dragflow began discussing how each company could complement the others product lines, filling the gaps in each other’s portfolio. The discussions led both companies to identify benefits through shared manufacturing efforts to support each other’s products closer to dredging equipment end users.

“There is no overlap in our product lines and this partnership will allow DSC to offer high quality dredging equipment to our customers that we didn’t have available from our current product lines,” explained DSC Dredge president and CEO Bob Wetta. “And being able to cooperate in the manufacturing of Dragflow equipment will help reduce some of the transportation costs in providing competitively priced high-quality dredging equipment.”

“By partnering, DSC and Dragflow create the strength needed to offer customers the world’s widest dredging solutions portfolio,” said Maurizio Masotti, founder of Dragflow. “With a consolidated presence in the US and Europe, DSC and Dragflow will represent an important reference point in the dredging and mining market.”

William J “Bill” Wetta, DSC Dredge senior vice president and chief technology officer, visited Dragflow headquarters in Verona, Italy in April and toured the engineering department, assembly process area and testing sites. He also visited Dragflow’s manufacturing sites.

“During my visit to Dragflow, I was impressed by the business and technical knowledge of the Masotti family and their modern manufacturing facility,” said Bill Wetta. “I believe our companies’ products and philosophies complement each other and I look forward to a successful and mutually beneficial business venture.”

“We like to think of ourselves as solutionists here at DSC and I have found that Dragflow applies the same type of thinking,” said Bob Wetta.