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 manufactured in the UK at the original Wilks production centre located in Tollesbury on the Essex coast.


Wilks have been making Flexiteek synthetic decking products since joining the group along with the extensive range of Wilks fendering profiles and exporting all over the world to its highly established distributor network and leading boat makers. This will continue after the name change.


Wilks are informing suppliers, distributors and partners about the change. The Wilks company number and VAT number remain unchanged. For further information please contact the team on +44 (0) 1621 869609.

Wilks Innovative Fendering in Production


Wilks are one of the world’s leading marine fendering brands, with a wide range of specialist profiles helping to protect every size of boat. This versatile, quality product can also be used for shopfitting fixture protection, and across general industry.

Wilks fendering has been produced for over 50 years (1973 – 2023) and provides industries worldwide with quality products to tackle a variety of 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.

Flexiteek is the original market-leading manufacturer of synthetic teak decking. Founded in 2000, many of the original decks laid are still going strong and looking great to this day. There is a worldwide reach relying on a cultivated global distributor network and over 200 of the world’s leading boat builders. So for more information visit

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