AVN working with IMPA coding system

AVN is working with IMPA and ISSA coding system

The important mission of IMPA is close co-operation and understanding between buyer and supplier. This also has always been one of the main objectives of AVN. Firstly we therefore invest in personally contact with our clients to know who and how they are. But also AVN is working with this IMPA codes as Marine electrical wholesaler for the best communication with our clients.

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The IMPA Mission

The International Marine Purchasing association (IMPA) was formed in 1978 by a group of senior purchasing executives who wanted to create an industry ‘voice’ to represent the interests of the purchasing profession within shipping and promote close co-operation and understanding between buyer and supplier. Over the past decades the association has grown significantly and now represents over 600 members from across the world; ship owners, operators and purchasemanagers, manufacturers and ship suppliers.

• To promote and facilitate co-operation and understanding between purchasers and suppliers in the global maritime business;
• To create, develop and support standards within the industry in order to provide value to our members;
• To enhance and promote the art and science of marine purchasing in all applied forms in order to increase the status of the association’s members.

The IMPA Marine Stores Guide provides a universal coding system to facilitate communication between ships' crew, their owner/manager offices and their marine suppliers. With over 43,000 codes, the IMPA Marine Stores Guide is the world’s leading reference guide for maritime purchasing and supply.


ISSA (International Shipsuppliers & Services Association) is the international association representing nearly 2,000 ship suppliers throughout the world. The Association was formed in 1955 and celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2005 of half a century of service to the maritime industry.

One of ISSA's declared aims is to provide a better understanding between buyers and suppliers through consultation and communication.

The ISSA Ship Stores Catalogue is their premier publication. In the present 2013 Edition you will find every conceivable item you might need on board. The ISSA Ship Stores catalogue is essential reading for all those wishing to purchase ship stores internationally. An easy to use coding system means purchasers can see what they are ordering and by quoting the accompanying ISSA code to their chandler can ensure they are ordering the correct item among the thousands featured.

The ISSA Catalogue is recognised as the pre-eminent tool when it comes to storing ships. In this case also AVN is working with this codes as Marine electrical wholesaler for the best communication with our clients.

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Contact details

A. van Nieuwenhuizen & Zn B.V.

Buitendijks 65
3356 LX Papendrecht
The Netherlands

E info@vannieuwenhuizen-bv.nl 
T +31 (0)78 6428783 
F +31 (0)78 6428784