Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products in the US has reported record sales for 2017, with turnover up 9.2% compared to 2016 and by 37.8% over the previous three-year period.

The company, which makes steering wheels, horns, wipers and other components for recreational and commercial vessels, attributes the growth to the development of new marine steering wheels for the aftermarket and OEMs and its ability to provide boatbuilders with semi-custom products, which has strengthened its customer base.

Schmitt & Ongaro has also made purchasing easier for its European customers by accepting SEPA payments.

“With consistent growth throughout 2017, we've been able to put substantial energies into R&D,” says Schmitt & Ongaro Marine president, Tim Schmitt. “We're excited about the new products we’re rolling out in 2018 and future projects that are in the design phase.”

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine manufactures a wide range of marine steering wheels, horns, wiper systems, control arms and knobs, and accessories. The company is headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.