All Press Releases for October 15, 2011

Teleflex Marine Announces "Xtreme" Breakthrough In Cable Steering

New helm and cable design to offer smoothest mechanical steering performance in the marketplace.

    LITCHFIELD, IL, October 15, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Teleflex Marine, the leader in marine steering systems for recreational boats, is preparing to release a new, easy to install, mechanical steering system that will provide a wide variety of boaters with substantially improved ease of handling.

Ideal for outboard engine applications, the system combines a newly designed bezel and helm with a new steering cable engineered specifically for this new application. This unique cable, featuring Teleflex's proven XTREME technology, delivers remarkably smooth travel and efficiency and represents a significant improvement over traditional cables. Boat builders already familiar with the company's XTREME control cables will immediately appreciate the new performance characteristics, according to Tom Douglass, Teleflex Marine's VP of Sales and Marketing.

"We are extremely excited to be innovating again in mechanical steering," said Douglass. "And this is just one of the many new products the industry will see coming from Teleflex Marine."

Product testing has been underway for the past year and the new system will be introduced to customers in the coming weeks. Boat builders should contact their Teleflex Marine representative for more details.

About Teleflex Marine
Teleflex Marine is the leading global provider of OEM and aftermarket products and accessories for the recreational marine and related markets. Sold around the world under the Sierra, SeaStar, BayStar, Prime Line and Proheat brands, the Company's products are recognized for their quality, reliability and technical innovation. For more information, please refer to the Company's website at

About H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $8.5 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York, and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as affiliate offices in London, Hamburg and Paris in Europe, H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. H.I.G. invests in management-led buyouts and recapitalizations of profitable and well managed manufacturing or service businesses. H.I.G. also has extensive experience with financial restructurings and operational turnarounds. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. The firm's current portfolio includes more than 50 companies with combined revenues in excess of $8 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at

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