Leading marine design and manufacturing company, Spinlock has purchased Cowes police station, almost doubling the size of the award-winning company’s head office on the Isle of Wight.
The police station site, which has lain empty for the past six years is situated opposite Spinlock’s head office in Birmingham Road, Cowes, which has been home to Spinlock for more than 40 years.
Chris Hill, Spinlock CEO said, “Developing the police station allows us to secure the space we require for continued growth in new and existing markets while maintaining our prime and iconic location in Cowes.
“As well as expanding our sales & marketing team to support Spinlock’s export markets and new sectors such as commercial marine, the new space will provide enhanced new R&D test facilities for faster development of new products. We also host many regular international customers who visit Cowes and Spinlock to support development of their business with us, and this superb new location, sympathetically renovated but to modern standards will allow us to greatly extend the experience we offer.”
Spinlock, which also operates a production facility on the island, currently employs 60 staff. All of its products are designed and manufactured in Cowes, before being shipped to more than 63 countries globally
Spinlock is a global leader in the design and manufacture of CONTROL rope holding products, PROTECT innovative lifejackets, PFDs and accompanying equipment for both leisure water sports users and commercial maritime professionals and SENSE measurement and data products.
Spinlock's head office and production sites have been based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight since 1976. It exports to over 63 countries and is the proud recipient of two Queen's Awards: International Trade and Innovation, and is the Official Technical Supplier of Personal Protective Equipment to the Americas Cup team INEOS Team UK and Official lifejacket supplier to the Clipper Race. Spinlock has won many awards for its design and innovation, including overall winner of the International Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) DAME Award 2015 for product Lume-On, Marine Electronics and Marine related Software 2018 for Sail-Sense and Lifesaving and Safety Equipment 2018 for Deckvest VITO Offshore Lifejacket.