Engineering and surf companies team up to make latest boards

Northern Ireland company, Hutchinson Engineering has teamed up with entrepreneurs and brothers, Ricky and Chris Martin of The Skunk Works Surfboard Company.

The firm will work with the brothers to design the next generation of surfboards.

Based in Klirea, award winning Hutchinson Engineering is known for their work with companies like Wrightbus and James Leckey Design as well as their latest diversification into aerospace where they recently became part of the Bombardier Aeropsace Supply Chain Programme.

They have been involved in providing design and manufacturing solutions across a number of sectors.

Having completed projects for the agricultural, material handling and recycling industries they have now turned to world of sport and surfing in particular to give design expertise to Ricky and Chris Martin of The Skunk Works Surfboard Company, located in the seaside town, Portrush.

Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director of Hutchinson Group said: “Chris Martin approached us directly asking for some design assistance. He then sat down with Ian Ferguson, Senior Design Engineer of H360 Ltd, and explained what he wanted to do.”