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Don’t just take our word for it. Find out what some of the world’s top boating magazines and press have to say about the quality of Wilks fendering products. To stay updated with Wilks news, please read here.

Wilks win British Marine Award for Export in 2023

Wilks Innovative Fendering - British Marine Fendering - Wilks Winner

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The British Marine Industry Awards evening’s announcements started with the David Coleman Excellence in Exporting Award, presented by Barton Marine’s CEO Suzanne Blaustone to Wilks. Essex-based Wilks are one of the world’s leading companies in the manufacture and supply of fendering and decking systems.

British Marine Industry Awards

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New Click Fendering Range from Flexiteek

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“Essex based rubber plastics, Wilks, (Part of the Flexiteek Group) has launched a new Click fendering system to the market.”

Boating Business

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Flexiteek International expands global business portfolio with the acquisition of Wilks

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“We’re delighted to see Wilks join Flexiteek International. We are confident that by joining forces, the international marine market will receive the highest quality offerings through our wide network of global distributors.”

Chris Berry, Joint Managing Director of Wilks

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Flexiteek to acquire UK decking and marine fendering supplier

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“Flexiteek International, the Swedish producer of synthetic teak decking and 2G technology, has acquired UK-based Wilks for an undisclosed sum.”

Colin Baldwin, Proprietor, Rib-X

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Modern boat building inspires Click

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“Wilks is to introduce its Click modular fendering system at METSTRADE 2018.”

Colin Baldwin, Proprietor, Rib-X

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Dek-King Superyacht release approved synthetic teak helipad surface

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“We are delighted the surface has passed the fixed platform test for helipads. This opens the design possibilities to our clients, allowing us to create the finest custom decks with no limitations.”

Chris Berry, Joint Managing Director for Wilks

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Wilks to debut Dek-King Superyacht at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show

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“Dek-King Superyacht is a natural addition to the Wilks portfolio. We have been active within the superyacht market for several years and have seen a growing demand for bespoke decking designs.

“With synthetic teak being widely used throughout the industry, Dek-King Superyacht delivers a truly dedicated service for individuals looking for complete customisation.”

Chris Berry, Joint Managing Director for Wilks

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DICKEY SEMIFLY 32

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“It’s pleasing to see Dek-King synthetic floor make an appearance on a hull built for an ocean-based K2 contest.”

The Captain

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Venom Design at Harrods

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The team are the go-to specialist for customised jet-skis in the UK. In their own words “challenge Venom, we guarantee to exceed your expectations.”

Venom Design

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Dek-King is used on ‘flying’ yacht

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“Synthetic decking provider, Dek-King reports interest in its product and distribution network has grown significantly over the last 12 months.”

Venom Design

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Wilks appoints UK distributor for Dek-King

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Manufacturer of Dek-King synthetic teak, Wilks, has chosen Dek-King Distribution UK (DKDUK) to supply the UK for the complete Dek-King range.

Dek-King

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FANUC Robocut halves production time on high-precision dies

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“Historically our extrusion tooling had to be made using traditional tool making skills such as split dies. The main problems we faced was blending a round hole at the back of the die to sometimes complicated rectangular shapes at the front/exit face of the die. With these problems in mind, the process of making these dies was both time consuming and not necessarily accurate. Since receiving our FANUC Robocut Alpha OiE and having completed 5 days training we were able to start cutting production dies the following week.”

Steve Waldie – Tool Room Manager

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