Ronstan acquires Andersen Winch

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Ronstan International, an Australian-based sailboat hardware manufacturer, has acquired Frederick Andersen Maskinfabrik, the Danish manufacturer best known for their signature Andersen Winches.

In its 50 years of family-owned operation, the company has built a reputation for quality stainless steel winches. 

“After three generations of family ownership this is a real change of pace, and Ronstan is taking over a company and a team of employees that are ready for any challenge. Andersen Winches are clearly a great strategic fit with Ronstan and I’m sure it will be a winning combination,” said Annette Andersen Lau, previous managing director for Andersen Winches, in a recent press release from the company.

“Andersen Winches are the perfect complement to Ronstan deck hardware,” said Alistair Murray, managing director at Ronstan, in the release. “The company’s experience in winch design and manufacture are a natural extension to Ronstan’s expertise in hardware, and we look forward to the broader possibilities that we can offer to our customers with the combined product range.”

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