Date 20th January 2022

Flexiteek International Acquires Dutch Superyacht Business

High-performance decking manufacturer, Flexiteek International acquires F3 Flexiteek Friesland B.V based in the Netherlands. 

The agreement, signed on the 14th January 2022, will strengthen Flexiteek Internationals position as the market leader. The newly acquired company will be known as ‘Flexiteek Superyacht’. 

‘Flexiteek Superyacht’ adds an established fabrication centre using the latest CNC technology to supply the superyacht industry. The business has been fabricating decks for new and refit projects since 2014 and delivers dozens of decks a year. 

In March, work starts on a new 4,500 square meter state of the art factory in the city of Sneek, the Netherlands, enabling them to dramatically increase capacity and offer extensive training facilities. 

The acquisition follows on from the establishment of a new manufacturing operation ‘Flexiteek Marine Products’ in Ostroda, Poland in early 2021. The operation manufactures and supplies panels for the growing OEM market. 

Tomas Gustafsson, Flexiteek’s President and CEO said “this is an exciting year for Flexiteek. We’ve been delivering decks for over 22 years and partnering with an established business in the superyacht sector, this enables us to focus on customers with every boat type from tenders to superyachts”. 

We founded Flexiteek in 2000, with the aim of revolutionising the traditional decking market. By extruding ‘planks’ out of PVC, we have created an innovative product that looks every bit as beautiful as teak. It also offers significant performance advantages.

Our owner, Anders Wilhelmsen Sr, is an entrepreneurial Norwegian with a strong heritage in shipping. We have drawn upon this maritime heritage and knowledge to inspire our products. We understand, and have responded to, the exacting demands of leading boatbuilders.

After two years in development, the introduction of Flexiteek 2G in 2014 set a new benchmark for upmarket alternatives to teak, not least by solving the previous problem of getting too hot underfoot.

Jason Shirley, Flexiteek & Wilks Marketing and Brand Manager
+44 (0)1621 869609
[email protected] 

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