Nov 23, 2016

Sirocco FanThe company that makes Sirocco cabin fans is selling its products to the world but boasts that it has “re-shored” it’s production to its Wiarton ON facility. Thought you’d be interested – here’s their press release.

ONTARIO, CANADA, November 11, 2016 – Leading marine fan manufacturer Caframo® will introduce the European marine industry to the next generation in cabin comfort, the Sirocco II Cabin Fan, at next week’s METSTRADE 2016 in Amsterdam. See it at the new Caframo booth location in the British Pavilion, stand 3.234, Tuesday, November 15 through Thursday, November 17.

“Re-shoring” is one of the newest buzz words as Caframo joins a number of North American boat builders in bringing production back to North America. Caframo is re-shoring the manufacturing of the new cabin fan to their Canadian operation to ensure best-in-class quality. The Sirocco II will add to the long list of products that are currently manufactured in Canada by Caframo.

With the recent signing of the free trade deal between Europe and Canada, timing could not have been more opportune for Caframo as it brings the most advanced cabin fan to the European consumer. Caframo aims to increase market share in the growing European marine market and looks to bring a wide assortment of innovative products to the European consumer.

The popular original Sirocco Cabin Fan introduced the industry and boat owners to a unique gimbal design for 360° directional airflow. The superior next generation three-speed Sirocco II boasts of 12-24 Volt auto-sensing capability and is designed, engineered, built and tested to the highest quality standards in Caframo’s Ontario, Canada manufacturing plant.

The Sirocco II has the same mounting footprint as the original Sirocco, making it easy for owners of the original model, around the world, to upgrade to the new model. “There are many existing owners of the original Sirocco who would potentially be looking to upgrade to the Sirocco II, which would be an exciting opportunity for our retail partners,” Brand Manager Dhwanil Shah said.

The Sirocco II sports a re-engineered grill for greater strength and durability. It also features an improved control layout that is located on either side of the fan for easy access after installation. For added convenience, four timer settings allow the fan timer to be set for three, six, nine or twelve hours.

Available in white and black, the Sirocco II also includes industry leading features standard with all Caframo fans, such as FingerSafe™ blades, auto shut-off, ultra-low power draw, UV resistant materials and compliance with CE standards.

Caframo fans are original equipment on leading boat brands and available at marine retailers worldwide. For more information about the Sirocco II and other Caframo marine products, visit stand 3.234 at METSTRADE 2016 or the Caframo web site.

About Caframo Marine: Caframo Marine, a division of Caframo Limited, is one of the world's leading suppliers of high quality marine fans and heaters. Our unrivalled line of airflow products is designed, tested and built in Ontario, Canada, for demanding marine use, to allow boaters to cruise in comfort and feel the breeze, even on the calmest day.

Caframo Limited - 501273 Grey Road 1 - Georgian Bluffs, Ontario N0H 2T0 Canada

 

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