Swobbit forms joint venture

GUILFORD, Conn. – Swobbit Products has opened a manufacturing and distribution facility in the United Kingdom to improve service to customers in Europe for its boat maintenance products, it reported in a recent statement.

The Swobbit facility in Whitstable, Kent is to be operated as a joint venture with Barton Marine Equipment, a manufacturer of over 1,000 marine products since 1949. Barton will provide manufacturing, distribution and customer service for the full line of Swobbit products.

"The establishment of our UK facility will allow us to properly serve our growing network of Swobbit Products distributors throughout Europe, with same-day shipments in most cases," said Morgan Thommen, president of Ocean Accessories, LLC, owner of Swobbit Products.

"The Swobbit Products line is a perfect fit for the Barton facility, where we have developed cost-effective, quality manufacturing processes for a range of aluminum, plastics and composite products," said Barton Marine Managing Director David Coleman.

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