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Portugal opens new shaping facility for European freelancers

AKU Shaping Machine © Xhapeland



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Freelance board manufacturers offered complete surfboard making environment

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 June, 2017 - Cascais - The water sports factory Xhapeland will be inaugurating a co-working space for independent shapers within its facilities in Cascais, Portugal. The Shapers Nest aims to provide freelance board manufacturers from all around Europe a fertile working environment close to an all-round water sports factory.

With this initiative, Xhapeland will be opening its doors to European shapers interested in streamlining and boosting their businesses, offering them the chance to visit and closely monitor their production in a world-class manufacturing unit.

The Shapers Nest will consist of two factory-integrated shape rooms and an independent office for designing and customer service work. This will be complemented by a diversified set of board manufacturing services, from blank cutting to painting, fin box placement, glassing and sanding. To freely use the facilities, shapers must buy (at least) one of these services.

Xhapeland’s factory is equipped with high-end tools and machinery operated by an experienced team specialized in the production of a wide range of wave sports equipment, from surfboards to kitesurf boards, stand-up paddleboards, skimboards, wakesurf boards and wakeskim boards.

Shapers Nest’s users may also benefit from the groundbreaking technologies currently implemented by Xhapeland, such as Flowtech® and vacuum or infusion glassing methods. Blank cutting services will be provided using AKU Shaper, the most advanced cutting machine in the market, offering extremely accurate and symmetrical rail cut for any type of surf, kitesurf, SUP and wakesurf boards.

Xhapeland manufactures and represents Chilli Surfboards, Rusty Surfboards, Town & Country Surfboards, JR Surfboards, WANTED Shapes and Rskimboards Europe-wide, combining modern machinery with top quality materials and experienced workmanship to place itself as a leading water sports factory in the European market.

Shapers Nest inauguration day is being released soon.

Susana Santos

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