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Zodiac strengthens its position in the Alpes Maritimes

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of October 4, 2018.

Servaux opens a 2nd Zodiac sales outlet

Exclusive distributor of Zodiac in the Bouches du Rhône for more than 60 years, Servaux is expanding its commercial prospects in the Maritime Alps. The yard, a reseller and accastilleur in Marseille, is opening a 2nd Zodiac sales outlet in Le Cannet. It will cover the area from Mandelieu to Monaco (except Nice).

Simrad launches a partnership with Hanse

The marine electronics brand Simrad, a member of the Navico group, announced the signing of a partnership with the motor boat brand Fjord of the German Hanse group. Simrad products will be used on Fjord 52 Open models, Fjord 44 Open and Coupé , Fjord 40 Open , Fjord 38 Xpress and Fjord 36 Open .

Cummins strengthens its position in electric powertrain

Engine manufacturer Cummins has signed a partnership with Kamaz, a truck and engine manufacturer, to develop a range of electric vehicles. Cummins is strengthening its strategy towards electric propulsion, which could eventually have outlets for marine applications.

A new BtoB boating event in the United Kingdom

British Marine, the representative association of British boating companies, announced the launch of a new event for professionals in March 2019. The first edition will take place in the Solent region. It will offer a mix of technical conferences, exhibition areas and meetings for British and international buyers.

New recruitment plan for the Bénéteau group

After a recruitment plan of 500 permanent employees in 2017-2018, Groupe Bénéteau is launching a new recruitment campaign in 2018-2019. It covers more than 650 permanent contracts, including nearly 490 permanent contracts in France and more than 160 international contracts. Increased efforts to train and integrate new employees are also on the agenda.