One of the German managing directors is permanently on site in Mauritius,
and is happy to give visitors a guided tour of our premises. Just contact
us to make an appointment.
Here you can find some interesting information about our production site
on the island of Mauritius.
Our production team consists of around 25 employees: all specialised
model builders with many years' modelling experience.
We manufacture model ships from our standard collection as well as individual
customer-commissioned pieces in our large production workshop.
Many different materials are used in manufacturing model ships. Historical
models are generally made from wood. We use teak, a wood that is traditionally
used on Mauritius, as well as around 10-15 other wood varieties including
mahogany, sapele, maple, walnut, ebony, pear and pine. We cut all the
wood we use ourselves and dry it in our own warehouse.
We use GRP/fibreglass when modelling more modern ships, the same material
used in real boat and yacht building. A wooden prototype is first produced
in an elaborate production process. A negative is then taken from the
prototype, which is then used to make the model itself.
Another very time-consuming task is knotting the rigging. Making a high-quality
model not only requires great dexterity, but also the requisite specialist
knowledge of the functioning of sails and ropes.
Whether wood, metal or plastic, almost all the small components of our
model ships are made in our own workshop. We are particularly proud of
our wooden carvings and sculptures, which exhibit a very high degree of
detail making them really unique.
We store thousands of plans, moulds, small pieces, sculptures, materials
and sail patterns in our warehouse. Our transporter regularly sets off
to restock our workshop with raw materials.
We exhibit a large number of our model ships in Germany and at our manufacturing
site on Mauritius. There we have an exhibition space of around 200 square
metres where you can see more than 150 different models of all sizes and
from different eras.
We would be happy to give you a guided tour around our workshop. Our
sales team is on site to provide advice and any assistance you might require.
Our model ships are regularly exhibited in various prestigious hotels
on the island. However you will find a more comprehensive selection of
model ships, as well as gain insight into how our models are built if
you pay a direct visit to our workshop.
Our management team brings a wealth of management experience and expertise
from Germany, and we invest a lot of time and effort into training our
employees and updating our machinery. Our overriding aim is to hone the
exceptional craftsmanship skills of our employees, while continuing to
fulfil our customers' demands in the future.