With new partnerships, Torqeedo reports it has opened up new markets in Asia and Australia. Power Equipment Pty Ltd. from Melbourne, on Australia’s southern coast, is the new distributor for all Torqeedo products in Australia and New Zealand. Power Equipment holds a strong market position on the Fifth Continent with own subsidiaries throughout the country and a dealer network including Australia's largest naval store, JV Marine World.
Power Equipment will introduce Torqeedo’s electric propulsion systems to the Australian market through a large-scale test event on the water. Consumers can test drive Torqeedo in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland in New Zealand.
Exalto Emirates LLC is Torqeedo’s new sales partner in the United Arab Emirates. As a major supplier of Marine equipment in the Gulf region, the Dubai-based company is now the exclusive distributor of the German manufacturer for the Middle East. Aside from stocking Torqeedo’s complete product and spare parts range Exalto Emirates is the regions only authorized service center with factory trained service personnel.
Additionally, Torqeedo was awarded the most Eco-Friendly Marine Business 2016 at the 21st China International Boat Show in Shanghai. The international jury of the Asian Marine & Boating Awards called Torqeedo “the name in electric outboards” in the laudation. The award, given by the China Boat Industry & Trade Association, was received by Nathan Zhang, Torqeedo’s Country Manager, during the awards ceremony of China’s leading boat show.