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Opportunity Knocks with Challenge at Telwater

TELWATER is Australia's leading and largest manufacturer of aluminium boat and trailer packages, producing over 10,000 boats a year under the top brands Quintrex, Stacer and Savage.

Telwater exports Australian made products to over twenty countries and has been proactive in international markets for over twenty years.

The company now has 195 dealerships Australia and world wide with Sweden, Seychelles and Greece being their newest interests internationally.

Managing Director Paul Phelan and Chairman Bruce Shepherd bought Quintrex Australia in 1988 and by 1999 Telwater Holding Company was established with the acquisition of Stacer.

In the following years the company has formed Dessert Edge aluminium camper trailers, Edge multi - roller trailers and has recently acquired Savage boats, adding to their list of quality brands.

Managing Director Paul Phelan says Telwater is preparing to pick up again and believes with change there is opportunity, the company is in for the long hull.

"Like most we have had a flat 2008/2009 season with a downturn of 25 to 30 per cent, traditionally after a flat season the next is up,"

"We foresee a good 2009/2010 season, and have embraced the opportunities of this year such as including Savage to our quality boat brands," Phelan said.

"Quintrex will be releasing a much anticipated new model range and our export market is ever expanding,"

"Our newest interest In Sweden will be displaying Quintrex products in boat shows throughout the country, we also have an Australian dealer setting up shop in Greece," he said.

Specialised boats that are found no where else in the world are made in Australia for Japan and Russia.

Telwater will be aligned with the appropriate segments of the market, developing the right products for our customers' needs, when the market is ready to buy the company will be prepared.

General Manager Tim Atkins says the biggest challenge in the present market is customer confidence, but Telwater is up for the challenge offering relevant lightweight lifestyle products.

"Traditionally there is a downturn in the market heading into the winter months, by the end of 2009 we foresee business to be up and we will be ready,'

"We have diversified our business into the lifestyle industry, it fits well with our production and it sustains jobs for our employees," Atkins said.

"We not only sell boats and camping we sell a lifestyle, more people camped throughout Australia this year since 1930,"

"Telwater is looking to expand our dealerships with Desert Edge aluminium camper trailers,"

"The boat show season this year will be crucial, the pressure will be on to preform, and there will be a great display of top quality products, a good year to attend," he said.

Telwater continually sets industry standards with innovative designs, advanced technology and a constant research and development program.

Telwater's Australian made boats and trailers are exported to Kuwait, Switzerland, New Zealand, Noumea, Kenya Tahiti, United Kingdom, United States, Indonesia, Japan, Canada, South Africa, Vietnam, Russia, Thailand, China, Sweden, Philippines, New Caledonia, Fiji, and Greece.