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Kibbutz Pool Cleaner ‘Dolphin’ Rakes in Rising Revenue

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

(JNi.media) On the same week Hamas claimed that their naval commandos have captured a a dolphin working in the service of the Mossad, equipped with a spying camera, Maytronics, a manufacturer of the Dolphin robotic pool cleaners, picked up close to $47 million in revenue, a 26% rise, in Q2 2015.


Globes, which reported the jump also noted that this was the company’s last quarter under CEO Yuval Beeri, who steps down next month after seven years at the helm. Maytronics, based in Kibbutz Yizre’el, near Afula, Israel, will hold a shareholders’ meeting next month to approve Beeri’s retirement package.

Beeri said “it is possible we will see a prolonged season due to the warm weather in Europe and the US.”

The same shareholders’ meeting will also be asked to approve the employment package for incoming CEO Eyal Tryber, who was vice president of sales marketing for the last seven years.

The pool cleaning robot, known as the Dolphin, crawls on the bottom of your swimming pool, removing debris and dust from the water and scrubbing the pool’s floor and walls—reducing the need for chemicals to clean the water. The Dolphin works its way in a straight line across the bottom of the pool, climbs up one side, and when it reaches the waterline turns down the next row.

According to the company, building on decades of expertise in automatic pool cleaners, every Dolphin combines advanced technologies with proven reliability so you can enjoy a constantly clean pool with little effort. Also: as pool owners’ needs change, new technologies and models that address new segments are added to the Dolphin line.

Three years ago, according to Ha’aretz, kibbutz Yizre’el turned down an offer to sell Maytronics for about $90 million, which was at least 27% more than its market value. Since then, the company’s value has risen to $220 million.


Saving Flipper

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Israeli Shayetet 13 Naval commandos discovered a wounded fellow swimmer in the water, while they were doing a training exercise on Thursday morning.

The commandos helped and treated the dolphin until a marine animal doctor could arrive to help it further.

By the way, the temperature in Israel was between 52-66 degree Fahrenheit on Thursday, and these guys were in the water training.

Kol HaKavod l”Tzahal.

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Germany Transfers Fourth Dolphin Class Submarine to Israel

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Israel received the INS Tanin – its fourth Dolphin class submarine – on Thursday, in an official ceremony at the Kiel shipyard in Hamburg, according to a statement released by the Israeli government.

Senior Israeli officials and their German counterparts launched the INS Tanin, “considered to be among the most advanced and sophisticated submarines in the world, and will be Israel’s most expensive piece of military equipment.” The submarine cost approximately $500 million, one-third of which was funded by the German Government, and is slated to arrive in Israel next year.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak – who last month signed an agreement to procure a sixth submarine – said that “the submarine will be another force multiplier in terms of the capabilities and strength of the IDF and the State of Israel in the face of the growing regional challenges.

The Navy has been undergoing a number of strategic changes in recent years,” he continued. “Changes that place it as the long arm of the IDF, at the very forefront of the campaign to secure the State of Israel.” The fifth Dolphin submarine will join the fleet in 2014.

Jewish Press Staff Writer

Germany Sells Israeli Navy its Sixth Submarine, 1 Year After Netanyahu Released PA Funds

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Israel and Germany signed a contract purchasing the Israeli Navy’s sixth submarine Wednesday. It is an SSK Dolphin Class submarine.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Defense Ministry CEO Maj. Gen. (res.) Udi Shani and secretary of state of the German Federal Defense Ministry, Wolf Rudiger attended the signing ceremony for the purchase.

Last year the newspaper The Welt am Sonntag reported that German chancellor Angela Merkel conditioned the sale of the sixth Dolphin on Israeli concessions to the Palestinians. The sale of the submarine, from a German high-tech dockyard to the Israeli Navy had been held up for a year, until the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu released $100 million in blocked funds which it passed over to the Palestinian Authority in April, 2011.

Navy Commander, Maj. Gen. Ram Rothberg addressed the purchase of the new submarine while speaking at the naval officers’ graduation ceremony: “Strategically, especially today, I am pleased with the approval and signing of a contract purchasing the Navy’s sixth submarine, 54 years after submarines were first put into use in the Israeli Navy. The strength of IDF and the State of Israel, and its operational flexibility, will grow ten fold,” said Maj. Gen. Rothberg.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that “the sixth submarine multiplies the force and capability of the IDF and the State of Israel in the face of the growing challenges. The agreement indicates our cooperation with Germany and the German government’s obligation to the security of Israel.”

Barak stressed that “the Israeli Navy has been undergoing strategic changes over the past few years, placing it at the helm of Israel’s security and the extent of the IDF’s capabilities.”

Jacob Edelist

Israel and Germany Sign Agreement for Submarine

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Israel has added another Dolphin-class submarine to its fleet, after consummating a deal with Germany a few weeks ago, according to a Jerusalem Post report.

The deal had been in the works for a year, and Germany announced in November 2011that it had consented to the deal. Media reports had claimed that the German government was considering backing out of the deal in response to Israeli construction in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, which Germany considers ‘occupied territory’.

Germany has agreed to partially subsidize the submarine’s construction, in addition to the two that are currently being assembled in Germany.

Israel’s submarines reportedly carry cruise missiles with nuclear warhead payloads, furnishing second-strike capability.


Jewish Press Staff

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