21 November 2017
21 November 2017
Velox has announced a distribution partnership with Ilium Composites, a manufacturer of glass reinforcements for closed mould and speciality applications.
“We are delighted to join forces with Velox, a company with a long and successful history in European distribution," states Colin Leatham-Locke, Ilium Composites' Business Development Manager. "This is a vital step in the growth of Ilium’s regional sales and it was a natural choice after meeting with the Velox team. Both companies share a vison and culture which will ensure long term, mutual success and continued product innovation, in a market which demands the very highest levels of product quality and service.”
Ilium Composites, headquartered in Bahrain, develops and manufactures glass fibre reinforcements using a patented process technology. One product range is dedicated to closed mould processes (RTM, Light-RTM, press), and another to the pultrusion process. The reinforcements are being applied by customers in the transportation, construction, recreational and alternative energy industries.
Velox will be provide the reinforcements across Europe.
“We are looking forward to a long and successful cooperation with Ilium Composites and are pleased to offer our customers in the different industries an even more expanded range of high-quality reinforcements,” says Serge Gradys, Business Unit Manager Composites at Velox.
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