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Lewmar has added several new products to its portfolio with an emphasis on its new and improved vertical windlass range.
OFFICAL: Hamble Yacht Services Refit and Repair (HYSRR) has announced that it has been recognised as an Official Service Centre for Lewmar sail and powerboat hardware.
By investing in tooling and development, Lewmar has reduced the weight of its V10 windlasses by 20 to 30%, a significant amount when taken from the bow of a boat, writes Katina Read.
RELOCATION: Lewmar has relocated its steering division in the UK from Luton to its manufacturing headquarters in Havant. The move is designed to improve costs, quality and service and sees the closure of the Luton factory.
RESTRUCTURE: Lewmar today announced up to 95 job cuts in a major company restructure in response to tough global trading conditions. The majority of the job losses will come from its UK manufacturing base in Havant with some additional redundancies in the USA, Australia, France and The Netherlands.
Lewmar operations managers Kevin Saunders and Barry Moth received a special award last month to recognise their 15 years of continuous service at the company's Havant headquarters.
NAME CHANGE: Clyde Marine plc held an extraordinary general meeting on August 22 and voted to approve changing the company name to Lewmar Marine plc.
Lewmar was presented with the Exporter of the Year Award, sponsored by the Hampshire County Council, at a ceremony in Portsmouth on January 14.
Lewmar has signed a deal with Analytical Methods Italia to distribute the Italian Amiteam carbon steering wheels.
Lewmar' s latest figures show the group had sales of £ 3.6 million in the six months to December 31 2004, 7% above the same period in the prior year.
Lewmar has been recognised by the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain as the Best UK Exporter to France in 2003.
Lewmar showed seven new products at Earls Court, ranging from anchoring accessories, to radar pods, a variable winch speed controller, a new generation of the H series windlass range, composite winches, snap shackle adaptor and the TT stern thruster.
The new L65 is the largest yet of Lewmar' s new " Stretch" winch range.
A Special Mention in the " Deck equipment, sails and rigging" category went to Lewmar for its folding steering wheel.
Lewmar also launched a multitude of new products at Earls Court. Two of them are additions to the company' s range of instrument pods: 7inch (18cm) and 10-inch (25cm) swivel-based radar pods.
Clyde Marine plc is to move its windlass production from Cambuslang, Scotland, to the group' s Lewmar Havant facility, next to its central warehouse.
Lewmar has launched two new thrusters into its TT range; the 250TTH and the 300TTH. The " H" stands for hydraulic and the addition of the two new units will expand the electric-powered TT range into bigger boats.
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