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UK COMPANY BEGINS DIESEL OUTBOARD PRODUCTION

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 

Cox Powertrain has started production of its CXO300, a purpose-designed 300hp diesel outboard engine, following several years of intensive development and testing.

Production takes place in Cox Powertrain’s HQ facilities in Shoreham, on the UK south coast. The assembly plant boasts a turnkey Production System developed by QM Systems, significant investment having been made to introduce a manufacturing plant capable of producing one engine per hour. The production line ‘no faults forward’ design removes the possibility of assembly error, ensuring every unit meets Cox’s quality requirement. A suite of test cells will put every engine through its paces before shipping to the customer. Cox says it has applied industry best practice at all stages of the design, manufacture and test process to ensure global success of the engine and the brand.

Tim Routsis, Cox CEO said: “This is a milestone we have been working towards for quite some time with a relentless focus on building a no-compromises business. I am enormously proud of the CXO300 and the terrific team who have worked tirelessly to make it a reality. We owe a debt of gratitude to the supply chain who have found ways to keep parts flowing to us despite Covid-19, and also to our global distributors who have remained loyal throughout. I am delighted that we can now repay that commitment by supplying this ground-breaking marine engine in volume, together with the support levels expected of a premium product.”

Throughout its development the engine generated substantial interest across all applications of the marine industry, a contributing factor for the company when raising the investment required to reach this point.

Cox Chairman, Charles Good said “This brings to fruition a long-held ambition of mine to create a UK based business to design and manufacture diesel outboard engines to meet a major unfulfilled need in the global marine propulsion market.”

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