US marine antenna firm gives UK manufacturing a boost

Shakespeare Marine antenna manufacturing

US-headquartered marine antenna manufacturer, Shakespeare Marine, has announced it is bringing manufacturing back to the UK for a selection of its VHF antennas.

Effective immediately, Shakespeare Marine will begin manufacturing four of its best-selling VHF antennas in the UK to cater for the growing demand across the region.

The four antennas now being made in the company’s Lancashire factory are the 427-N 1.5m VHF antenna with nylon ferrule, the 427-S 1.5m VHF with stainless steel ferrule, 5101-S 2.4m VHF with stainless steel ferrule; a high gain powerboat antenna and the 1.5m 427-N-KIT VHF antenna with 4186 nylon ratchet mount, designed to make lowering the antenna quick and easy.

“We are delighted to be bringing the manufacturing of our four most popular antennas back to the UK,” says Dave Manasseh, European sales manager for Shakespeare Marine. “This move ensures we can offer the best quality engineering and a more streamlined distribution across Europe, whilst utilising our great British manufacturing expertise and capabilities.”

As part of the brand’s reorganisation, Shakespeare has also announced a change to its distribution channels in the UK.

Meridian Zero Distribution and SMG Distribution will now exclusively supply its antennas. The company says the change in distribution will ensure efficient delivery times for customers, as well as offering increased expertise and knowledge.

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