The origins of the Rodman Group dates back to 1974, when D. Manuel Rodriguez, current president of the Group, founded Rodman Naval Construction and Industrial, starting its activity in shipbuilding.
Currently the Rodman Group is the oldest company in its sector in Spain with a wealth of uninterrupted for nearly 40 years.
During these years, have built and delivered, in the shipyards of the Group, more than 13.000 boats. This background and experience have enabled the Group to position itself as one of the most established shipbuilding groups at European level.
The Rodman Group's highly diversified and versatile product range encompasses the know-how that is its major intangible asset. The highest standards of quality, maximum safety and optimal sailing performance are the marks of the Rodman brand.
Rodman Group activity is aimed at building ships with a wide range of lengths and constructed in different materials: steel ships and boats built with polyester which includes both professional sailing pleasure craft.
The three divisions into which Rodman is divided –steel boats, professional sailing boats and pleasure craft –encapsulate the plurality of the company's product range.Its different boatyards build GRP patrol boats with hulls of up to 30 metres, steel boats with hulls of up to 170 metres, GRP fishing boats with hulls of over 36 metres, regatta boats (such as the America's Cup Rioja de España), and pleasure craft for three differentiated ranges: Rodman Spirit, Rodman Fisher and Cruiser or Rodman Muse.
With five boatyards located in Spain and Portugal, the Rodman Group has the largest industrial premises in the sector, totalling 240,000 square metres, 66,000 of which are covered. These facilities have enabled the company to devise an ambitious international expansion plan whose aim is to achieve an export rate of 85% of production in the medium term.
The premises are composed of boatyards at Metalships & Docks in Vigo, Rodman Polyships in Moaña, Rodman Lusitania in Valença do Minho, Conafi in Vila Real de San Antonio and Neuvisa in El Rosal.
Of note is the recently inaugurated boatyard, Rodman Lusitania, encapsulating as it does, the growth of the company and its leadership vision. Equipped with state-of-the-art production equipment and systems –the most advanced in Europe– its industrial capacity places it as a leader in the national market.
The proven success of the Rodman Group is based largely on its human Capital highly qualified and specialist staff. This fact, added to the ongoing incorporation of state-of-the-art technology, guarantees better production processes.
Its spirit of ongoing improvement has led to the Rodman Group developing its own internal quality system: the Rodman Quality System (RQS). This system focuses on exhaustive control of production materials and processes and rigorous open-sea tests for each unit. This ensures the highest quality on delivery of the vessel and guarantees conditions that are unbeaten in the marketplace.
All the Rodman products are backed by the most important international quality certificates: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and Pecal 2110/AQAP.
Thanks to its solid financial base and successful track record, the Rodman Group has developed an ambitious project for further growth and national and international expansion. With a presence in over 50 countries, Rodman aims to become a world leader in its sector.
Some ot the countries in which Rodman is present are: Angola, Behrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, El Salvador, France, Finland, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Phillippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbawe.