Freeman Marine Joins Advanced Marine Technologies Group


AdvanTec Global Innovations, Langley, BC, has acquired Freeman Marine Equipment Inc.

The parent company to Diamond Sea Glaze, Steelhead Marine and Manly Marine, AdvanTec Global Innovations will operate the company as part of its Advanced Marine Technologies group.

Located in Gold Beach, Oregon, Freeman Marine is a manufacturer of marine closures including hatches, doors and windows. The company has 85 employees, including a specialized team of engineers and designers, and a customer base spanning more than 50 countries worldwide. Freeman Marine will continue to operate from its present location with no changes to management planned. In business for more than 36 years, Freeman Marine is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company following lean manufacturing practices.

“We are very excited and looking forward to the addition of Freeman Marine to the AMT Group”, says Dave Bockhold, CEO of the Marine Group. “Freeman is an excellent fit with our existing product range and will bring new capabilities and expertise to AMT’s speciality of designing and manufacturing quality components for the marine industry.  There is very little overlap in terms of product redundancy and competition between the companies.  This means we are better able to provide our customers with more choices to select exactly what they need.”

Bo Shindler, Freeman’s General Manager, said “Freeman is proud to be a respected force in the marine closure products industry and we are looking forward to developing new areas of growth.  Together with the other members of the AMT Group we can collaborate to share process efficiencies so that we are able to offer builders an even broader line of premium doors, hatches, windows, cranes and specialty products.  Our combined strengths will offer our customers product innovation and customization, cost efficiencies, and worldwide sales, distribution and after-purchase support.”