Unique position produces short lead times
Clements Engineering team is still working and producing propellers, stern gear such as propeller shafts, couplings, propeller shaft brackets, shaft seals and rudder assemblies. The company is in a unique position in that the company’s design and manufacture capability, including its own foundry, occupies several buildings in one Bedfordshire location.
Propeller and stern gear is designed by the in-house technical support team and cast in the foundry. Finishing of the stern gear, including final quality testing, is also completed on site. Clements also carries out repairs to propellers and stern gear.
Leisure boats maybe currently unable to get out on the water, but workboats such as pilot authority, RNLI and other rescue vessels are still very much in operation; Clements regularly provides a service for these vessels propulsion requirements.
Working in line with government advice to protect staff, Clements is continuing to operate through lockdown; new replacement propellers for a workboat were recently turned around in under a week. The workboat is now ready for work as soon as lockdown is over.