The Wichard Group grows again. Also acquired Axxon Composites

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The rigging of the Vismara 62 was produced by Axxon Composites
The rigging of the Vismara 62 was produced by Axxon Composites

Group’s 2023
Wichard Marine
does not stop with theacquisition of Australia’s Ronstan. In fact, about a month after announcing a major acquisition, the French group announced that it has added another piece to its corporate portfolio. These are.
Axxon Composites
, a company based in Brasov (in Romania) specializing in carbon rigging.

Wichard Group – The “giant” of boating accessories

With the further step forward taken after the acquisition of Axxon Composites, the Wichard Group is further consolidating its position within the sail and powerboat accessory market. Adding up the internal and subsidiary budgets, annual sales exceed 110 million euros, even exceeding 650 employees. A true giant in the boating world that owns to date the Wichard, Ronstan, Profurl, Sparcraft, Facnor, Lorima, Peguet / Maillon Rapide and Courant brands. The Group, majority owned by French private equity firm Azulis, is active with its headquarters in France and two subsidiaries in Australia and the United States, and can rely on a global sales and distribution network.

In what segments does Axxon Composites operate.

The assembly area of Axxon Composites labs.
The assembly area of Axxon Composites labs.


Wichard Marine
currently presides over virtually all segments of marine accessories, from aluminum and carbon masts, to winches, straps, rails, sail furling systems, ropes, PPE (personal protective equipment) and clothing. What, however, does the recently acquired company, namely Axxon Composites, deal with?

The Romanian company-headquartered in Brasov-has been active in thecomposites industry for more than 30 years. In particular, recent years have seen production specialize in carbon fiber rigging, booms and masts. Quality and performance are assured by state-of-the-art production processes and use of advanced technologies, from carbon prepreg to autoclave curing.


Axxon
specializes in rigging for cruising and racing yachts up to 60 to 80 feet, and thus perfectly complements the other mast manufacturer brands already in the Wichard portfolio, such as Lorima, which specializes in mega yachts and large cruising catamarans.

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