In 2006, Tasker opened a new sailmaking facility in Phuket, designed once more by himself. With a floor area of 100.000 square feet it is the world’s largest, purpose-built sail-loft. Today, 120 highly motivated staff work here, of which the big majority stay with the firm over many years, if not decades: Sail designers, sailmakers, riggers, spar and ropemakers, engineers and office staff. Production conforms to ISO standards and not only sails are made, but also the necessary fittings, cordage, spars and complete rigs. All in one hand with a consistent and meticulously monitored quality standard on which customers the world over can rely – be it in Australia or Germany, America or France. A lean management structure further contributes to the best possible price-quality ratio at which all sails are distributed by a constantly growing, worldwide dealer network. In each country, a young and enthusiastic team mostly of active sailors offers personal contact and the best of service for the customers.
Today’s CEO of this globally active sailmaker, Sven Cornelius from Germany, has for several years worked very closely with Rolly Tasker and his wife Kerry. During this time, a strong personal, family-like bond between the three was forged. And just like in other family owned and run enterprises, Cornelius now sees himself as the company founder’s successor who endeavours to run the business with a long-term perspective.