Nimbus acquires Swedish aluminium boat builder

Nimbus acquires Swedish aluminium boat builder

Nimbus acquires Swedish aluminium boat builder

Norrtälje-based aluminium boat builder ALUKIN is merging with Nimbus Boats in order to increase access for boat buyers nationwide. Nimbus thereby increases its brand portfolio with an aluminium boat brand as a complement to the company’s existing range of products.

Alukin has developed continuously over recent years and has seen a 30% increase in sales over the past year. Alukin is now increasing access for buyers of Swedish-manufactured aluminium boats as Nimbus Boats Sweden AB becomes a partner in the company.

“For Nimbus, this is an important step in our product expansion through which we can offer a new and complementary segment, with leisure craft and working boats in aluminium via our reseller network” says Jan-Erik Lindström, CEO of Nimbus Boats Sweden AB

Alukin has experienced not only continued strong demand for all-welded aluminium boats in the domestic market but also an increasing demand across Europe.

“This feels like a perfect fit. We can identify with Nimbus and their history as one of Sweden’s premier boat builders. We see great advantages in allying ourselves with Nimbus and their well-established reseller network. In concrete terms, this means that we can make it easier for boat buyers to see and test drive Alukin’s boats at more locations, as well as pave the way for exports.
We share a passion for boats but also for technology, production, construction and design, something that bodes well for the future,” says Maria Nikula, owner of Alukin.

Sales and organisation
Initially, Nimbus’ resellers will focus on selling Alukin’s leisure craft. For the time being, Alukin will continue to sell their Work series directly from Norrtälje, as well as deal with B2B/corporate and public-sector customers.
The new organisation will see Maria Nikula take over as CEO for Alukin with continued brand responsibility. Previous CEO Peter Nikula will now be able to focus fully on the role of head of production for Alukin aluminium boats.

“This constellation will provide us with the opportunity to focus further on developing the company and our boats, as I shall be increasingly concentrating on production, construction, design and product development,” concludes Peter Nikula.

Nimbus Boats Sweden AB’s main production is based in Mariestad with its head office in Gothenburg. The Nimbus Group otherwise consists of resellers and full-service mariners, as well as subsidiaries and partners both in Sweden and worldwide

For further information, please contact: Jan-Erik Lindström +46 738 834 604 jan-erik.lindstrom@nimbus.se at Nimbus Boats Sweden AB
Maria Nikula, Tel: +46 70 669 44 42 E-mail: maria@alukin.se. Marinteknik i Norrtälje AB