Famous inflatable company floats on

The decision to cease manufacturing Avon Inflatables by April 2010 has now been reviewed. Although there will be some redundancies the famous name has survived.

The board of Zodiac Marine & Pool has reviewed the Boats Business Unit reorganisation plan and over 50 jobs previously destined to be made redundant by April 2010 will now be saved.

While the manufacture of leisure boats will cease as planned by the early
part of 2009, Military & Commercial boats will now continue at the Avon Inflatables Llanelli factory for the foreseeable future.

The current subcontracting of work to outside contractors will be brought
back in house to the Avon Inflatables factory.

It is intended that the redundancies indicated above will be achieved via a
voluntary redundancy program. The details of this program will be made known
within the next week or so.

For further information contact: Huw Griffiths on 01554 882000