50 YEARS OF marine fendering INNOVATION
Wilks are one of the world’s leading marine fendering products. Choose from a wide range of specialist profiles helping to protect every size of boat. This versatile product can also be used for shop fitting across the general industry.
Wilks Fendering has been produced for over 50 years (1973 – 2023). It provides industries worldwide with quality products to tackle various problems, from preventing damage to yachts to protecting checkouts in supermarkets. The chances are you will have seen Wilks products in your day-to-day life without even realising it.
Wilks was acquired by Flexiteek International AB in 2019, and the Wilks company name changed in 2023 from ‘Wilks (Rubber Plastics) Mfgs Co Ltd.’ to ‘Flexiteek International Ltd.’ The Wilks brand will continue as part of the family of Flexiteek brands.
PRODUCED SINCE 1973
Wilks fendering products have been proudly manufactured in Essex for more than 50 years. Since 1973 Wilks has become a leading brand trusted by boat owners and boat builders worldwide, with a reputation for high-quality products with excellent customer service.
Long Term Relationships
Service is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we are building on the excellent levels of customer service that have been developed over the years and strengthening the long-term relationships that continue today.
In-house tooling facilities
The in-house tooling facility creates an opportunity for enhanced customer support and customisation from the early stages of product development through to manufacture. Wilks can offer custom-made products in a spectrum of colours to suit any customer’s individual requirements.
The Wilks Fendering range was presented with an award for ‘Excellence in Exporting’ in 2023 by British Marine. The award was presented to Chris Berry and Scott Berry by Barton Marine CEO Suzanne Blaustone.
VISION AND VALUES
Throughout the last 50 years, strong values have been at the centre of the brand. This has allowed Wilks to provide products that have been produced with a passion for high-quality and first-class customer service. It has also provided us with a strong team ethos that has seen a high staff retention over the years. For example, the Wilks production facility in Tollesbury, Essex is a strong local employer with community ties to nearby charities and projects.
“Over the past 50 years of Wilks, its reputation continues to grow worldwide, the policy of customer care and service never waivers and the values of family and community will always be maintained.”— Scott Berry, Joint Managing Director