Press Release, March 24th 2017
IMM Quality Boat Lifts Enters New Markets with Expanded Manufacturing Capabilities, New Equipment, and Larger Fleet
Fort Myers, FL – IMM Quality Boat Lifts, the world’s largest and leading boat lift manufacturer, has recently updated and expanded their Fort Myers, Florida, facilities. The company’s main manufacturing facility now includes 34,000 square feet under roof to go with a further 30,000 square feet of exterior workspace. The secondary factory has completed its conversion to a modern 14,000 square foot dedicated testing and product development facility.
In addition to the expansions, the company has invested over $1,000,000 in new equipment and factory improvements. The new equipment the company has added include a second computer numerical control (CNC) router table, another CNC auto saw, CNC plasma cutter, AlumaFeed synergic dedicated aluminum welding systems and a drill center with sliding press on linear rails. A brand new primary air compressor system was added along with a new automated backup secondary air compressor system, so there is never any downtime with the CNC machines and air tools. The factory’s materials handling capabilities were expanded, and the materials storage facilities were modernized for better organization and computerized inventory control. Finally, the company has upgraded to the most modern engineering software, including computer-aided design (CAD) software, computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software to run the CNC machines and materials stress analysis testing software. These tremendous improvements allowed them to streamline the manufacturing process while keeping the reliability and quality they are well-known for.
They also added a whole new fleet of vehicles to expand delivery capabilities to their dealers.
“Over the past few years, home construction and the number of boat owners have both gone up,” said Steve Nanda, the company’s head of operations “and this has resulted in an increase in the number of IMM Quality Boat Lifts customers.” “We are grateful to our customers for enabling us to make significant leaps in the past few years,”
IMM Quality Boat Lifts has been manufacturing boat lifts since 1982. With increased capacity, they are growing nationally, but are also expanding into various international markets. Over the past few years, they have entered markets in Norway, Russia, India, and now Qatar, in each instance innovating to adapt to the local geography and conditions. In Qatar, a private marina has an eight feet by sixty feet floating dock connected to a fixed pier by floating gangway. IMM Quality Boat Lifts custom designed power heads and a lift system to raise the entire floating dock up the dock’s internal concrete reinforced steel pilings. Their in-house engineering department and custom design services allow them to build products for unusual circumstances and to meet the needs of demanding markets.
For examples of installations done in the USA and abroad, there are photos available on their website gallery.
The company manufactures boat lifts including vertical boat lifts, elevator lifts, specialty boat lifts, personal watercraft lifts, the Titan yacht lift and boat house lifts. IMM Quality has over 30,000 boat lifts in the field, and some of their original models are still in operation after 30 years.
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