Avon/ Zodiac/ Milpro -UK?
Does anyone here happen to know what professional Zodiac products (if any) are still built here in the UK, at the former Avon factory in Wales? I recently heard that the milpro division separated from the original Zodiac company. See the following news clip for a summary:
"Further to the various newscasts, relative to the insolvency procedure concerning Z-MARINE company, ZODIAC MILPRO would like to make clear that our company is completely independent from Z-MARINE.
The ECUME contrat is highly ambitious and challenging RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) project, conducted by ZODIAC MILPRO group and its subsidiary Zodiac Hurricane Technologies in Canada.
The ZODIAC MILPRO Group is a medium-sized French Group, of more than 300 employees worldwide, that is totally independent from the other groups coming from the historical ZODIAC Marine environment, in terms of shareholders as well as in terms of commercial, technical and industrial organization.
ZODIAC MILPRO INTERNATIONAL, headquartered in Paris (32bis, Bd Haussmann – 75009), provides Inflatables and RHIB crafts for Military (Special Forces, Navy, Coast Guards…) and Professional (Rescuers, Fire-brigades, Customs, Fishery controls, etc.) applications under the brands ZODIAC MILPRO®, ZODIAC HURRICANE®, HURRICANE® et MILPRO®.
World leader on its markets, the company is on a regular expanding trend for several years, in France as well as internationally."