IBBI Appoints Thetford Marine as Preferred Supplier


Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI) has named Thetford Marine a preferred supplier. IBBI claims this is a response to the company's consistency in providing quality products, service and support.

IBBI named Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Thetford Marine for a five-year term as its preferred supplier for sanitation with its Tecma and Porta Potti lines. Additionally, it will be a preferred supplier on refrigeration with its Norcold products.

“We're honoured to be given this distinction,” said Gianluca Silvestri, Thetford Marine business unit manager.

In 2014, Thetford Marine was ranked by IBBI members as one of its top 10 suppliers in product quality, customer service, delivery, technical service, invoicing and warranty administration.

IBBI is a purchasing cooperative of boat manufacturers representing 20 brands. It is a collaborative effort used to negotiate sources and arrangements for raw materials.

Thetford is a leading supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the marine, RV and heavy-duty truck industries. It is a privately held company with seven manufacturing facilities in four nations.