STA-LOK TERMINAL INVENTOR DIES
HOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSSTA-LOK TERMINAL INVENTOR DIES
02 Feb 2021
Ivor Barfield has died, aged 97
STA-LOK TERMINALS LTD
Ivor Barfield, inventor of the STA-LOK self-fit Terminal has died, aged 97 years.
An engineer at heart, Ivor invented the Terminal in the 1970s, just one of a number of innovative products he designed and developed throughout his career, seeing most through development into production.
As his family pointed out, the STA-LOK Terminal was developed in Ivor’s garden shed, in an era without technology, an era where everything was crafted by hand – a great testament to his engineering skill.
Encouraged by the performance of the STA-LOK Terminal, Ivor applied for and was granted Lloyds approval and gained the support of yacht riggers, boat builders and yacht owners around the world for which he was forever grateful.
“Manufacturing was one of Ivor’s passions,” said his family. “He was immensely proud to have established a British manufacturing company, STA-LOK Terminals Ltd, and of the staff who worked for him over the years, to achieve his vision.”
Part of this vision was to develop international markets and in 2006 this was realised with the incorporation of STA-LOK TERMINALS Inc in the USA.
With the support from customers and dedication of staff, STA-LOK has today become an established part of the global marine industry.
Ivor continued to work well into his 80’s and provided support to the company as Chairman, until his passing.
“A great family man, he founded his business on family values, which to this day continues to employ many family members,” added his family. “He was especially proud to welcome his grandson James into the company in 2019 continuing his legacy.
“An inspirational man, a brilliant mind. Much loved.”