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    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ivor Barfield on Monday 25th January 2021 aged 97 years.

    Known by many in the Marine Industry for the STA-LOK self-fit Terminal which Ivor invented in the 1970’s.

    An engineer at heart, Ivor designed and developed many innovative products throughout his career seeing most through development into production.

    The STA-LOK Terminal was developed in Ivor’s garden shed, in an era without technology, an era where everything was crafted by hand – a great testament to Ivor’s engineering skill.

    Encouraged by the performance of the STA-LOK Terminal, Ivor applied for and was granted Lloyds approval and gained the support of Yacht riggers, boat builders and yacht owners around the world for which he was forever grateful.

    Manufacturing was one of Ivor’s passions; he was immensely proud to have established a British manufacturing company STA-LOK Terminals Ltd and of the staff who worked for him over the years, to achieve his vision.

    Part of this vision was to develop international markets and in 2006 this was realised with the incorporation of STA-LOK TERMINALS Inc in the USA. With the support from customers and dedication of staff,  STA-LOK has today become an established part of the global marine industry.

    Ivor continued to work well into his 80’s and provided support as Chairman, until his passing.

    A great family man, he founded his business on family values, which  to this day continues to employ many family members. He was especially proud to welcome his grandson James into the company in 2019 continuing his legacy.

    An inspirational man, a brilliant mind. Much loved.

    Rest in Peace.

    The Barfield Family

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