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Parker Ribs the factory

Just got these photos showing "bird's eye" view of the Model Art factory in Ostroda Poland

When the first Parker ribs were made in 2000 only the building with the dark roof to the right of the blue chimney existed.
Here all Parker ribs, Parker boats and other brands are built. These facilities also house the fully auto CMS 5 axel milling machine for making the tooling.
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What's the relationship with Model Art? They "are" Parker or they own Parker, or Parker just contract them? Do they make other ranges too?
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What's the relationship with Model Art? They "are" Parker or they own Parker, or Parker just contract them? Do they make other ranges too?
No Model Art do now own Parker . The Parker brand and moulds are ours. Some 20 years ago we approached a small company called Model Art with a proposal for them to make Parker ribs for us. Now Model Art which then only made plugs and moulds has grown to be one of the most modern boat yards in Europe. Askeladden and Parker boats followed and two other brand names but not ribs . I can guess that the size of our production facilities in Poland may have made some speechless.
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Parker Ribs the factory

I thought that Parker owned the factory, but from what you say it sounds like the company doesn't actually have any manufacturing capacity of its own. Or have I misunderstood?
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Just had a look at the Model Art web site. That CNC is very impressive whoever owns it!

http://www.modelart.com.pl/cnc_eng.html
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I thought that Parker owned the factory, but from what you say it sounds like the company doesn't actually have any manufacturing capacity of its own. Or have I misunderstood?
John I guess you have misread my earlier posts
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Just had a look at the Model Art web site. That CNC is very impressive whoever owns it!

Model-Art | CNC | modele i formy przemys?owe, ?odzie, laminaty
and here as well.

Impressive for sure and a bit of a shock as well. That machine has been in operation for about 6 years now and does a great job.
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No Model Art do not own Parker . The Parker brand and moulds are ours. Some 20 years ago we approached a small company called Model Art with a proposal for them to make Parker ribs for us. Now Model Art which then only made plugs and moulds has grown to be one of the most modern boat yards in Europe. Askeladden and Parker boats followed and two other brand names but not ribs . I can guess that the size of our production facilities in Poland may have made some speechless.
Just corrected typing error which may have mislead some sorry
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John I guess you have misread my earlier posts

I think it's the way that you refer to it as "our factory" that gives the impression that it's yours!
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I think it's the way that you refer to it as "our factory" that gives the impression that it's yours!

you mean the company's .

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