New partnership wll cover UK and Ireland from 1 November

HARKEN, the international leader in sailboat hardware, is represented around the world by a network of regional offices and distributors.

“We are impressed with FSE ROBLINE´s commitments to development and to customer service. The technical motivations behind this strategic partnership are as strong as the commercial ones”, said Cathy Ash-Vie, the Commerical Manager of Harken UK Ltd. “As a hardware manufacturer, we have a keen interest in staying on top of the latest advances in ropes and fibre technologies”, said Managing Director Andy Ash-Vie.

FSE ROBLINE is one of Europe’s top brands in yachting ropes and are manufactured by the Teufelberger Group, based in Austria. The company has seen consistent growth in recent times and has achieved an excellent reputation for innovation and service.

Commenting on the news, group President Florian Teufelberger said “We’re ready for the challenge of building our international yachting ropes business, and HARKEN UK is the ideal partner for us. They have a brilliant experience with hardware and have a strong presence in the UK market. Together we have a lot to offer to our customers.”

Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories. Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Harken manufactures in the USA and Italy. Its network includes offices in 48 countries, with group offices located in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Rhode Island, California, and Florida).