Composite Rigging + Future Fibres = Future Fibres
Published on March 11th, 2015
Auckland, NZL (March 12, 2015) – Southern Spars announces the joining of Composite Rigging and Future Fibres under the Future Fibres name.
Southern Spars, a member of the North Technology Group and owner of Composite Rigging, acquired Future Fibres in November 2014. The focus for the first 100 days has been on evaluating the two industry leading companies to position products and capabilities that best support their customers and ongoing strategic objectives.
Southern Spars’ owned Composite Rigging LLC, based in Rhode Island, USA, is the market leader in carbon fiber rigging in large part due to its innovative, ultra-reliable ECsix multi-strand continuous carbon fiber rigging product.
Valencia based Future Fibres, founded by entrepreneur Tom Hutchinson was the early innovator of the use of non-carbon advanced fibers for yacht rigging and has a wide product range based on this technology.
“We have been planning to change the Composite Rigging company name for some time,” said Scott Vogel, President of Composite Rigging. “The acquisition of Future Fibres not only brings complimentary technologies and resources, but an iconic company name as well. Our flagship carbon rigging offering will continue to be called ECsix, but our overall rigging company will in future carry the Future Fibres company name instead of Composite Rigging. This Future Fibres name clearly reflects our ongoing ambitions for our rigging company into the future.”
The new combined Future Fibres company will operate from existing locations in Rhode Island, Valencia and Sri Lanka. Providing the marine industry with uninterrupted access to the front end people and services they have grown accustomed to.
Tony Reaper, Sales Manager, Future Fibres
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