Breaking ground on the future

US-based Brownell Boat Stands & Equipment celebrates its 70th year in 2024. In a timely nod to recent growth, the company has broken ground on a new US manufacturing facility and signed a new, exciting partnership with P&D Marine Services in the UK.

At almost 50,000ft² (4,645m²), the new manufacturing facility, located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts is 10% larger than Brownell’s current factory, which has served the company for all of its seven decades of business. Not too far from the current facility, the site will provide for an easy transition for existing, experienced staff.
Set for a January 2025 opening, the new facility is designed for a more natural flow in the production process allowing Brownell to expedite workflow, improve efficiency, maintain the company’s high quality standards, and provide even better value to its customers. With these improvements, the new facility is planned to serve Brownell well for the next 70 years.
Signing a deal with its first-ever distributor in the UK represents an exciting expansion into a new market. P&D Marine Services will give Brownell its first significant presence in the UK, and reflects the ever-increasing global footprint of the company. P&D has a storied past almost as long as the Brownell brand, with over 50 years in the industry.
“These are some huge steps that we’ve been taking recently and we couldn’t be more excited for the future growth that awaits us here at Brownell,” said Peter Hughes, vice president sales and marketing. “Throughout our history as a company, we’ve maintained the highest quality standards – we’ve never had a recall, never had a failure, not once in seven decades in the industry. These thrilling new ventures will simply serve to boost our company-wide commitment to be and produce the absolute best of the best that our industry has to offer.”


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