US-based Spectra Watermakers, a division of the Katadyn Group in Switzerland, has named Uflex Srl as its new distributor for the Italian market.

Spectra makes energy-efficient desalination systems that are designed and optimised for inshore cruising yachts and ocean-going vessels, including the Volvo Ocean Race fleet. In 2015, the company was acquired by the Katadyn Group of Switzerland, a world leader in portable water treatment systems.

“We are very excited to get Spectra onboard, as this company revolutionised watermaker technology in the late ‘90s with the successful launch of the first energy recovery pump designed specifically for small-scale desalination,” says Giorgio Avigdor, Uflex product manager.

Spectra is the latest addition to Uflex’s technical product portfolio, which the company has been building up for the past 30 years. Other products include generators and exhaust systems, air conditioners, onboard traditional and renewable energy management systems, and marine instruments.