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Old 05 October 2016, 13:17   #1
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For immediate release 5th October 2016
HENSHAW INFLATABLES LTD ANNOUNCE MERGER

Henshaw Inflatables Ltd of Wincanton UK, and Wing Inflatables of California USA, are pleased to announce a merger between the two companies which will take effect from the 5th October 2016.
This merger represents a pooling of the expertise of the two major Inflatable tube manufacturers, and the merger will enhance the service, capabilities, engineering expertise and product range, available to existing and future end users.

Henshaw Inflatables has become a household name in the marine industry over a 42 year span as being the leader in producing quality products using Hypalon/CSM coated glued fabrics. Wing Inflatables has a long track record of producing the finest tubes in Polyurethane heat welded fabric. The Henshaw/Wing merger now brings both options of the fabrics for inflatables to customers worldwide.

Both companies will maintain their existing US and UK manufacturing, sales and administrative offices and Mr Andrew Branagh will oversee the combined companies as President. Chris Hornidge will remain involved with the company and as a mentor to Andrew Branagh and will maintain an ownership position in the combined operation.

“I am delighted to hand over the reins after over 50 years in the marine industry and 26 years running Henshaw. With the product range that Henshaw has developed including tubes for the RIB industry, Super Yacht products, and other marine related Inflatables, I feel that this match of expertise will be to the benefit of all concerned” Chris Hornidge

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For more information please contact Chris Hornidge chris@henshaw.co.uk 44(0)1963 332
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Old 05 October 2016, 13:21   #2
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All the best with the merger Chris!...and continued success....you Guys deserve it!
And All the best in semi retirement!?
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Sounds interesting and all the best with it all
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Well done Chris, you must be very proud of your achievements. What an amazing company and I wish you all the best for the future. Alex
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Wow! Does that mean I can get U.K. made hypalon tubes from Wing in California?

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After speaking with you s few weeks ago
The commitment and attitude to the industry is second to none, the loss of your business partner and long hrs endured at such a young age. !! To get where you are now in such a hard to compete business. This is long lonely hrs once the factory staff have exited your premises

Chris you deserve all the recognition in the world for your generosity in the mc Milan project

Enjoy what you have achieved and ensure that your long suffering wife enjoys the rest period along side you

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Congratulations Chris. I've no doubt all the effort will pay dividends. Kind regards, Ben
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Wow! Does that mean I can get U.K. made hypalon tubes from Wing in California?

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Jason, we're currently keeping the manufacturing of the CSM/Hypalon tubes in the UK, and continuing to produce with welded polyurethane tubes in California. If you have a special need, please reach out and let's see what suits you best. Thanks for your interest.
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Well done Chris, you must be very proud of your achievements. What an amazing company and I wish you all the best for the future. Alex
Alex,

We echo your compliments of Chris and your recognition of his achievements. He's done some amazing things over decades, and we're excited about his ongoing involvement with Wing/Henshaw.
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Jason, we're currently keeping the manufacturing of the CSM/Hypalon tubes in the UK, and continuing to produce with welded polyurethane tubes in California. If you have a special need, please reach out and let's see what suits you best. Thanks for your interest.

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Thanks David. I did contact Henshaws a little while back we got a reasonable rough estimate. The issue I have is that I have a rare and unique older 7m zodiac so I'd need to send the tubes in for a pattern. To the U.K. it's a long way, since I live in CA that would have been easier :-)

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