Boating Business | Allen closes its foundry

ALLEN CLOSES ITS FOUNDRY

HOMENEWSAFTERMARKETDECK HARDWAREALLEN CLOSES ITS FOUNDRY

22 Feb 2021

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Allen Bros is discontinuing its YS range of fittings

INDUSTRY DATABASE

ALLEN BROTHERS (FITTINGS) LTD

Allen Bros is to close its foundry, resulting in the discontinuation of its YS range of fittings.

The hardware manufacturer says while the YS range has been very successful for many decades, sales have fallen recently as boat builders switched to a more modern alternative.

In addition, the company that completed the polishing and anodising of the fittings has fallen victim to Covid-19 and despite an extensive search, Allen has been unable to source a new supplier who can meet its quality criteria.

“The investment required in the foundry, anodising and polishing could not be justified for a shrinking demand,” said a spokesperson. “Sadly, we have therefore had to make the decision to discontinue this range.”

Some of the YS items will now be manufactured by Allen using new methods and under a different name.

The new AY range will be manufactured using Allen’s VMC machines which the company says will produce more accurate and reliable products.

Bespoke designs can also be designed and machined in-house to a customer’s specification.

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