British rigid inflatable boat manufacturer Ribcraft has expanded its network in the Asia-Pacific by opening a new sales and distribution office in Australia.
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The company has opened the new Melbourne office and appointed Adelina Florescu as the new managing director for Ribcraft Australia.
Ribcraft has previously supplied commercial, military, and leisure RIBs from manufacturing facilities in the UK, the USA, and the Middle East.
Florescu, who has managed commercial and leisure customer accounts and government tenders in the Middle East and Europe, said the move follows recent innovations including a new leisure range, sustainable composite construction ,and emissions-free propulsion.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this expansion and look forward to bringing Ribcraft to the Australian and Asia-Pacific market and securing new partnership opportunities that continue to pave the way forward,” she said.
Military rigid inflatable boats have traditionally been popular with specialist Navy units for their use as rescue craft and low-profile transportable craft.
Ribcraft chief executive officer Toby Adams said RIBs have also been used for sea safari, search and rescue, coaching, safety and support, police patrol, and leisure operation.
“The growing demand for Ribcraft’s professional grade RIBs from a number of Australian and Asia-Pacific commercial and leisure customers has led Ribcraft to expand its footprint into the region,” he said.
“This is an extremely exciting time for Ribcraft, and we are proud to be making this global expansion.
“Ribcraft’s move into the Australian and Asia-Pacific markets is testament to our reputation for producing the highest quality RIBs that are used across a range of industries, including by military and police forces around the world, as well as the growing tourism and leisure markets.”