06 March 2018
06 March 2018
FRP Services Europe has appointed GRP Solutions as its exclusive distributor of the U-Pica core material for the UK and Ireland.
FRP Services Europe is part of the FRP Services & Company group founded more than 45 years ago in Japan.
“We are very excited to work with the team at GRP Solutions," says FRP Services Europe's Managing Director Jean Dedieu. "I believe they bring an exciting new dynamic to the UK composites industry. We look forward to servicing our customers through this channel bringing innovative solutions in the UK marketplace.”
“We have many years of experience in the composites industry, providing solutions and selling a range of polyester and vinyl ester resins, catalysts, processing and release agents, as well as reinforcements," explains Dave Bancroft, Sales Director for GRP Solutions. "The U-Pica core material fits perfectly with our materials portfolio and customer needs, enabling us to deliver a total solutions package. Everyone in the GRP Solutions team is very excited to now be working with FRP Services Europe, which is known as a high-quality core material supplier which provides customers with innovative, added value moulding solutions."
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