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Flexofold Announces New Production and Development Manager
The folding propeller specialist boosts its production and innovation team with the appointment of Søren Palle Gammelmark
Vejle, Denmark, 30 November 2022 – Flexofold, the Danish headquartered leading manufacturer of folding propellers for sailboats, has announced the appointment of Søren Palle Gammelmark as Production and Development Manager, as part of the company’s investment and commitment to innovation.
Originally hired in 2018 as a technician, following YANMAR Europe’s acquisition of Flexofold, Søren demonstrated a talent for problem solving, quickly establishing himself as an expert with the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines. Responsible for programming the CNC machines using both CAD and CAM to create and optimize the programs for these highly specialized machines.
This, combined with skilled experience from previous employment as a designer at Modulex for 16 years, a consultant role at Sonne and further design work at Siemens Gamesa in Vejle, helped Søren progress to lead the production team, where he has been a driving force behind the development and design of propellors for Flexofold.
Following his promotion at the company’s base in Vejle, Denmark, Søren will focus further on technological innvovations within production, enhancing the range of products and future-proofing processes crucial to the business.
Henning Uldall, Flexofold CEO, commented: “Søren has spent nearly 5 years now as a valued member of the company, and his dedication and hard work made it an easy decision to promote him to Production and Development Manager. It is a very natural progression for him, demonstrating Flexofold’s commitment to growing and recognising talent within the business.
“The decision to appoint Søren in the new role also plays a key part in the Flexofold mission for innovation. Søren is a very committed and faithful person who has proven to be a good problem solver in everyday life here at Flexofold.”
Flexofold is a Danish company that develops, designs, and manufactures low drag folding propellers for sailboats and multihull yachts. The propellers are sold directly to boat builders as well as private boat owners worldwide.
For more information, visit www.flexofold.com
About Flexofold ApS
Flexofold designs, develops, manufactures and distributes superior low-drag folding (shaft drive and sail drive) propellers for sailboats and multihull yachts. All Flexofold propellers are manufactured in Denmark in Flexofold’s single-purpose factory, equipped with modern CNC equipment and robot technology. Due to a flexible production set-up, Flexofold can manufacture and ship its products within a few days. Among others, Flexofold sells its propellers to well-known global boat builders. More information: www.flexofold.com
About YANMAR Marine International
A leading supplier of innovative engines and technology-driven marine propulsion systems, YANMAR Marine International (YMI) supplies the world’s cleanest, most efficient, reliable and durable diesel engines for the recreational sector – both sailboats and powerboats – and light duty commercial applications. Its trusted range of common rail marine diesel engines encompass an output range from 40 mhp to 640 mhp, the most comprehensive offering available from any marine engine manufacturer. Committed to the development of advanced technology for the best and most sustainable solutions to meet the evolving needs of boat owners and OEMs, YMI’s mission is to enhance the entire boating experience for all its customers. YMI continues to grow its network of service centers worldwide and build on its enviable reputation as a complete systems provider and marine industry ambassador with new partnerships, co-operations and investment.
Based in the Netherlands, YMI is incorporated within YANMAR’s global operations, spanning seven business domains on land and at sea. With its beginnings in Osaka, Japan in 1912, YANMAR went on to become the first company to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of practical size in 1933. With industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of the business, YANMAR has continued to expand its range of products, services and expertise to deliver total solutions as a diesel engine and equipment manufacturer, providing small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine engines, machine tools, and components.