Marine Mat, a USA-headquartered supplier of patented foam decking for the marine industry, announced that it has secured a manufacturing facility in Europe and has started installing equipment and building production lines. The European Union facility is located in northern Slovakia near the Polish border in the city of Považská Bystrica.
“We are really excited about this new facility,” says Greg Pickren, owner and founder of Marine Mat. “I lived and worked in Slovakia in the 90s and have always been very impressed with the work ethic, skill and honesty of the Slovak people.”
The company says the new manufacturing facility will provide its European customers with fast and affordable delivery of custom-made, high-quality foam decking.
“We will be using the same raw material suppliers, the same patented technology, the same ISO 9000 procedures and the same CNC equipment in Europe that we currently use at our factory in Florida,” says Robby Wellden, Marine Mat USA General Manager. Start-up of the new European facility is scheduled for the first quarter of 2023.