Ocean Stainless opens new facility in Kaohsiung
Published: Friday, 14 June 2013
To cope with increased demand, Ocean Stainless has moved into a new stainless workshop and factory in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This long-planned move was hastened by a rapid increase in orders.
Ocean Stainless, which provides a range of architectural, structural service, hardware and fittings for yachts and superyachts, recently made the move to the new facility and increased its staff from 20 to 30. The new factory has considerably more capacity than the old one. They have also acquired another unoccupied adjacent building on their grounds that they are keeping for future planned expansion.
Ocean Stainless’ main markets are outside of Taiwan, namely Europe, America and Australia but with the relocation of many renowned shipyards to Asia the company is seeing market growth and increased sales to these Asian yards. They prefer to deal with a manufacturer situated close by as it radically reduces lead times.
“We believe these increased orders are due to our advanced manufacturing capabilities and superior quality, which have exceeded clients’ expectations and this had led to repeat orders. The largest orders traditionally came from Europe and the Middle East but orders are now increasing amongst Asian yards as they start to compete on quality rather than price,” said Martyn Castelein, founder of the company.