The IBEX Innovation Award in the Hardware Fittings Category was awarded to G&T Industries, the U.S distributor for the Fastmount clips, at IBEX 2006 The International BoatBuilders Exhibition.

Just two weeks previously the Fastmount team and Lane Plastics were honoured to receive the joint 'Silver Award in Export' from Prime Minister Helen Clark at the 2006 New Zealand Plastics Industry Design Awards.

Fastmount clips provide a panel mounting solution which provides a superior finish with perfect panel alignment every time. Panels can quickly & easily be removed & refitted in any sequence to exactly the same location time after time. The clips were developed by a team working in Super Yacht fit-out in response to problems with existing systems.

The patented system is based on a sprung ball and socket fastener, the clips are now used by custom yards, refit centers, production and superyacht builders around the world to secure everything from ceilings to external panels and bolsters.

Gregg Kelly, Director of Fastmount comments: "We are over the moon to have the design and functionality of our product recognized by these awards. The Fastmount team is continually striving to improve all aspects of our business, from how the clips perform to how well we look after our customers and distributors".

"We really appreciate being on the receiving end of something so positive. We are very encouraged by the growth in our export markets and see the IBEX success with G&T Industries as the start of a significant upward trend in the U.S," added Kelly.