SF Marina Undergoes Worldwide ExpansionPublished on March 27, 2020
SF Marina, a manufacturer of engineered floating concrete breakwaters, docks and waterfront structures, has built and started operations at new manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and Thailand. This is in addition to expanding its production sites in Sweden, the U.S. and New Zealand.
SF Marina said the addition of the Malaysia and Thailand manufacturing facilities strengthen its commitment to the Asian region. Located in the Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok regions, respectively, they are scaled to meet the current demand for floating concrete structures within the area.
At SF Marina’s Wallhamn, Sweden manufacturing facility, the company added a sixth precast production bed and built a new concrete plant in 2019. This year, it acquired an adjacent building to accommodate the expanding demand for its products. These steps provide the means to deliver increasingly larger items, such as 32.8-foot W x 9.8-foot H breakwaters and a floating hotel structure measuring 72-foot W x 206.6-foot L.
For the factory expansion of the North American division, SF Marina USA, added a second precast production line for increased capacity. It also reconfigured its logistics to accommodate the delivery of larger structures via barge. Located in Norfolk, Virginia, it matches the delivery levels of SF Marina’s other primary plant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
In New Zealand, SF Marina is building a second production facility to match the growing demand for its products within the region. This expands the company’s presence in the country roughly 300 percent. The location is expected to begin operations this summer.