Dec 20, 2012

Gleistein Ropes and the Kloska Group sign distribution agreement

Improved service for the commercial marine market in Germany

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Bremen, 20 December 2012

Gleistein Ropes has signed a distribution partnership agreement with German shipping supplier Uwe Kloska GmbH. Effective from 1 January 2013, it covers the manufacture and distribution of ropes for German shipping companies and shipyards. Clients of both firms will benefit from greater service and faster delivery times thanks to the agreement between the two Bremen-based firms.

Gleistein Ropes and the Kloska Group join forces to better serve their shipping company and shipyard clients in Germany. The distribution deal sets out that Gleistein manufactures ropes for distribution by Kloska. Besides enabling distribution of renowned Gleistein products such as DynaOne® and WinchMaster, the agreement also involves the manufacture of an exclusive product line for Kloska bearing the name UKTA Marine. “This distribution partnership agreement allows each of our companies to concentrate on their core competencies and thereby ensures customers in the German commercial marine market not only benefit from premium solutions but also improved all-round service,” explains Klaus Walther, Managing Director and Market Manager at Gleistein Ropes.

About Gleistein Ropes

Gleistein has been manufacturing ropes since 1824 and is the oldest family industrial company in Bremen (Germany). Together with its Trencin (Slovakia) plant the company boasts two of the most modern rope manufacturing facilities in the world with a total production area of more than 17,000m². Modern chemical fibres, sophisticated designs and future-oriented rope finishing equipment and procedures offer a definite quality “plus” that directly benefits the consumer. Gleistein offers a complete service, provides its customers with industry-leading know-how and assists in selecting the perfect rope – whatever the need. Ready-to-use finishing of products, execution of contracted tests and the development of tailor-made solutions round out the comprehensive range of services.


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