A Whale of a Time for the Advanced Polymer Academy

A Whale of a Time for the Advanced Polymer Academy

Richard Bovil, Engineering Director at Advanced Systems Group (Whale®), welcomed the NIPA Advanced Polymer Academy to the group’s Bangor facilities last Thursday. The company is a division of US based Brunswick Corporation and is an innovative market leader with a reputation for quality, service and innovation in boats and leisure.

Whale® supplies into the Marine and RV industries with ground-breaking pump and water systems through high-quality design and innovation. During his presentation to the group Richard said ”our forward-thinking approach is driven by a passion to deliver the best possible product and service in electric & manual bilge, fresh, gray & black water pumps, shower / faucet & wash down pumps water heaters and marine Plumbing.

The Brunswick Corporation is an American company and has more than 13,000 employees, operating in 24 countries. Brunswick owns many major boating brands and has reported sales of US$4.1 billion pa. The company’s global headquarters is in Mettawa, Chicago.

In recent years, the Bangor site has seen exponential growth and has released a stream of award winning new products. The company distributes products to 52 countries worldwide and serves a range of diverse markets including leisure marine, recreational vehicles, portable sanitation, domestic shower drainage and various niche industrial markets.

Richard Bovil said that “we are proud to design, manufacture and market the Whale products from our base in Bangor, Northern Ireland and we always strive to provide best in class. We relish the opportunity to support our customers, from our base in Bangor and through our sales offices in the UK and USA, as well as our worldwide export distribution network.

The NIPA Advanced Polymer Academy delivers class leading training to participants from member companies. A key attribute of the Academy is the industrial led training and collaborative site visits to all members.