Cox Marine has announced an expanded contract with Spanish-based distributor Solé Iberia to cover additional regions as the exclusive distributor.
"We are excited to include Portugal as part of our distribution region for Cox Marine. There are many commercial shipyards in Portugal where we believe the CXO300 is an excellent fit."
Javier Altayo, Sales Manager, Solé Iberia
Shoreham UK – 17 July 2023 – Cox Marine has announced an expanded contract with Spanish-based distributor Solé Iberia to cover additional regions as the exclusive distributor. The Barcelona-based company is increasing its territories beyond Spain and North Africa to also include Portugal.
Trading for well over 100 years, Solé Diesel extended their portfolio in 1949 to include marine engines, and in 2011, started distributing other brands through their distribution branch Solé Iberia. Appointed by Cox Marine in 2019, Solé Iberia has a growing order book with links in both the commercial and leisure markets. They’ve cemented a reputation in the marine propulsion market and are already successfully distributing the CXO300 in Spain and Northern Africa.
‘We are excited to include Portugal as part of our distribution region for Cox Marine. The CXO300 outboard from Cox Marine has a variety of unique selling points, including improved efficiency and reduced consumption, which in turn increases vessel range, safety onboard by using a less combustible fuel, and reduced emissions. There are many commercial shipyards in Portugal where we believe the CXO300 is an excellent fit. In addition, the taxi boat repower market is showing signs of growth, presenting another excellent opportunity.’ Javier Altayo, Sales Manager, Sole Iberia.
Harry Heasman, Sales Director, EMEA at Cox Marine, adds: ‘Solé Iberia is a proven partner of Cox Marine, and this is a great time for the two brands to reinforce that relationship with the increased territory. Solé Iberia has been very successful in its existing territory, working with Cox Marine and various boat-builders to develop brand awareness and sales opportunities in commercial and leisure markets. Experienced in the Portuguese market with other marine propulsion brands, I have no doubt that Solé Iberia will support the ongoing success of the Cox Marine brand’.