BMF - British Marine Federation

01/13/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/14/2021 04:23

[Member News] Barrus announces exclusive partnership with Guidi

Published on: 13 January 2021

2021 begins with the exciting news of another partnership and the introduction of the Guidi brand to the Barrus Marine Equipment portfolio.

Italian manufacturer, Guidi has appointed E. P. Barrus as their exclusive national distributor in the UK. Established in 1968, Guidi is one of the leading names in the marine equipment sector for both leisure and commercial craft, and the brand is synonymous with quality and product and process innovation.

With over 50 years of experience in the production of bronze, brass, chrome and nickel-plated accessories including non-stick valves, seacocks, thru-hulls, water strainers and hydraulic fittings, Guidi has pushed the boundaries achieving thirteen patents. The primary material used is bronze, of which Guidi was a pioneer.

Ben Allen, General Manager for the Marine Leisure Division at Barrus commented: 'Guidi is a key brand addition to our marine equipment line-up. We are delighted to be associated with such a forward-thinking and progressive manufacturer who are committed to maintaining high quality standards. The Guidi brand not only presents us with opportunities in the marine sector, but there are applications for these products across other sectors of the Barrus business.'

Bruno Guidi, the founder of Guidi Srl, commented: 'My sons and I are proud to become part of the Barrus family. Joining our efforts we will be able to keep innovating and supplying our products to the UK market, not only satisfying requests coming from leisure and professional nautical businesses, but also from other fields in which Barrus operates.'

The new agreement commenced on 1 January 2021. There will be a six-month transition period with the current distributors and Barrus will become the exclusive distributor on 1 July 2021. Guidi products will be presented in the new 2021 Marine Equipment Catalogue which will be available early in the new year.