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Ronstan Begins US Distribution Of Andersen Winches

Following their acquisition of Andersen in the fall of 2010, Ronstan will begin formal US distribution of their well-known stainless steel winches on October 1, 2011.

Best known for their enduring quality and beautiful finish, Andersen has built a reputation for excellence and expertise with their stainless steel winches. Ronstan International acquired Danish-based Andersen in late 2010, and is now ready to supply and service the US market through their established dealership network.

“The Ronstan team in America is ready and excited to begin selling winches. We are well into the preparation process and looking forward to an exciting relaunch of the brand in the US,” said Scot West, President of Ronstan USA. Distribution will remain unchanged in Canada, where longtime Andersen and Ronstan distributor, Rekord Marine, will continue to distribute Andersen.

Today’s range of Andersen Winches includes self-tailing sheet winches and capstan models in manual, electric and hydraulic versions. “Andersen Winches are the perfect complement to Ronstan deck hardware,” says Ronstan’s Managing Director Alistair Murray. “The company’s experience in winch design and manufacture are a natural extension to Ronstan’s expertise in hardware, and we look forward to the broader possibilities that we can offer to our customers with the combined product range.”

Ronstan is based in Melbourne and has 180 employees worldwide. In addition to Sydney, Brisbane, and Fremantle it has offices in Rhode Island, California and Florida USA as well as Southampton in the UK, and Vejle, Denmark.

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