The manufacturer of rigid inflatable boats continues to see steady progress with its growth and development plan started in October 2013. The Galician boatyard enters the last quarter of the year by launching a critical phase involving the transfer of its production unit from the current facilities in Mos (Pontevedra, Spain) to the industrial estate of A Granxa, a strategic location in the neighbouring town of Porriño.
According to Iván Fernández Ribelles, member of the Board of Directors at Narwhal Boats, the new production centre means a qualitative step forward for the brand: “Since we took over the production unit in Narwhal, we explored two possible scenarios: staying and adapting the current building, or moving to new facilities. It soon became clear that upgrading the existing plant to the quality and safety standards required by a boatyard of our level was unfeasible, therefore we decided to start searching for a new location to build tailor-made facilities adapted to our present and future needs.”
The new project specifications include special requirements related to the optimisation of the working environment. “The new facilities are adapted to the highest standards in terms of environment and safety, and will allow us to increase the production capacity and to continue developing our plan for sustained growth, employment generation, development of new projects and commitment to innovation.”
The transfer of the production centre will be gradual in order to guarantee the production plan and the delivery times agreed with clients and distributors. According to Laura Villar, business development director at Narwhal Boats: “We expect to be producing from the new plant at cruising speeds as soon as next January.