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The De Antonio D37 at boot 2024 with Wilks Fendering

The prestigious sailing racing team, Alinghi, recently won the America’s Cup representing the Swiss club Société Nautique de Genéve. Since then, De Antonio Yachts unveiled at boot 2024 their latest addition to the fleet of the D37 Alinghi Redbull racing as a tribute to the team. This exquisite vessel, was showcased at the boot 2024 […]

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WILKS at Boot Düsseldorf 2024

Wilks is back at boot Düsseldorf 2024! Boot Düsseldorf is the largest international water sports show in the world, and takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany. This spectacular event gives you ample time to explore its vast offering of 16 exhibition halls and 1,500 exhibitors from a wide range of suppliers worldwide. Running for nine days […]

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Company Name Change at Wilks

After more than fifty years as Wilks (Rubber Plastics) Mfgs Co. Ltd. the company has changed its name to Flexiteek International Ltd. In 2019 Wilks joined the Flexiteek Group and has continued since then to be known by its original name. Wilks will continue as a market leading fendering brand and will continue to be […]

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Meet The Team: James King, Warranty and Claims Manager

Meet James King, a warranty and claims manager for Flexiteek and Wilks products. Tell us about your background. What did you do before joining the Wilks team? I am a fully qualified motor mechanic. However due to back problems, I came out of the workshop and joined customer facing roles for various car companies. Whilst […]

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Meet the Team: Steve Moore, Marketing Manager

Meet Steve Moore, our Marketing Manager here at Wilks. Tell us about your background. What did you do before joining the Wilks team? Before I joined the business I was a freelance marketing consultant for nearly ten years working with over 50 companies, charities and education organisations. Before that I was marketing director at Regus, […]

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Wilks Awarded ISO 14001 Accreditation

Wilks are proud to announce that we have achieved an ISO 14001 accreditation.  “Obtaining the ISO 14001 accreditation is a remarkable achievement! It reflects our commitment to their environment and demonstrates our dedication to operating in a sustainable manner. The team and I are proud of this accomplishment and will continue to uphold and enhance […]

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We Have Acheived a Bronze EcoVadis Award!

“Sustainability management is crucial not only to us but also to our customers. Achieving this score demonstrates to our customers and distributors that we take our company’s impact seriously and are continually striving to improve.” Scott Berry We are extremely proud to announce that we have recently received our EcoVadis score, and we’ve achieved the […]

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Wilks Wins Excellence in Exporting Award

The British Marine Trades Association (BMTA) awards took place at The Grand, Southampton on Monday 12th June. The event was sponsored by A-Plan Insurance, Marine Resources, Barton Marine, Barrus, ASAP Supplies and Deep Blue Cloud DMS. The evening’s award announcements started with the David Coleman Excellence in Exporting Award, presented by Barton Marine’s CEO Suzanne Blaustone […]

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50 Years of Innovative Marine Products

This year marks our 50th anniversary as a leading marine products manufacturer. In 1973, Ron and Marie Berry founded Wilks (Rubber Plastics) LTD and 50 years later we’re a global innovator in marine products with a strong reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Here is a timeline of just a few milestones we’ve celebrated over the […]

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Wilks Fendering Features on Award Winner

Wilks fendering features on award winner! Wilks is proud to see its bespoke fendering feature on the award-winning Parker 780 Escape. The cruiser came out on top in the sport boats up to 8-metre category at the 2023 European Powerboat of the Year awards. The industry-recognised awards put its contestants through vigorous trials. Then winners […]

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Ron Berry Obituary

Ron Berry, the founder of Wilks (Rubber Plastics) Ltd. sadly passed away on 15th January 2023. Ron, together with his wife Marie, started Wilks in 1973 from a humble shed in their back garden in Witham, Essex buying and selling fendering extrusions. After relocating to Tollesbury in Essex a couple of years later, Wilks began […]

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