COX MARINE, THE UK-BASED MANUFACTURER of 300hp diesel outboards has brought its PTT (power, tilt and trim) production in-house to alleviate pressures caused by COVID-related supply chain  disruptions. 

Cox Marine began production of the CXO300 in May 2020 and has seen demand grow strongly for this diesel outboard. But the pandemic had a significant impact upon their supply chain – particularly the delivery of the major component, the PTT  system. 

This in-house move enables Cox to maintain high standards throughout the build of the  diesel outboard.  A ‘no fault forward’ philosophy ensures minimal assembly error and a streamlined approach to deliver the highest levels of quality.  

Hugh Hudleston, head of sales at Cox Powertrain, says: “The pandemic has clearly had a long-term effect on the global supply chain, and this has also affected the marine market. The decision to bring the PTT line in-house is a very positive step for Cox as a business as it allows us to maintain control and keep up with the demand of the 300hp diesel outboard engine, while also minimising the potential for supply delays.” 

Cox is supported by a worldwide distributor network made up of 35 distributors covering 100 countries.