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METS 2014: Tru-Design's 10th visit to the METS


Currently enjoying their 10th visit to the METS is Tru-Design, a New Zealand based company who are exhibiting their new, non-return valve range and discuss its extended ball valve offering. SuperYacht Times caught up with Managing Director Alan Maddox at the show, and discussed the impact of METS upon the company.

Maddox states, “We come every year because the range of products that we sell, a lot of our distributors are in Europe, so we’re meeting with those distributors as well as looking at other countries that we haven’t yet got representation. That’s basically how we’ve got our 25 distributors throughout the world, just through this show.

“Our experience this year has been very similar to last year. We’ve had the same volume of people through the stand, but our product range now has come to the stage where its getting well known so people are actually specifically coming to the Trudesign stand.”

Tru-Design composite products aim to eliminate the worry associated with corrosion and electrolysis prevalent with traditional bronze through-hull fittings. In regards to the new valve range, Maddox states, “This is something we’ve needed for our range. We’ve had a lot of demand for them, and as far as what’s out there, we feel it’s a much superior product.” METS is being held at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre and will conclude today.

By Gemma Fottles

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