Kilwell - Tougher than the rest

Read Kilwell Fibretube and you might be forgiven for thinking of fishing rods. They’ve been making them in New Zealand since 1968. But these days, fishing rod blanks make up only 3-4% of Kilwell Fibretube’s total production.

In 2018 the company was named the Rotorua Business Awards Winner in the Innovation & Disruption Category and was also the proud recipient of the Judge's Acknowledgement for Excellence Award. 

They’re also supporting Emirates Team New Zealand. Literally.

Kilwell’s carbon fibre and composite tubes are being used as a sort of temporary skeleton for the yacht. Chief Executive Craig Wilson explains:


Read the official Emirates Team New Zealand press release

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