CHICAGO (July 8, 2:20 p.m. EDT) — Hot-runner controls supplier Gammaflux has signed a distribution agreement with equipment supplier Anker PET Equipment Ltd. to sell its products in England and Ireland.
The agreement will broaden Gammaflux's sales activity in the United Kingdom, said Gammaflux President David Huntting at NPE 2003, held June 23-27 in Chicago. The market had been underserved by the company during the past several years while Gammaflux searched for a sales agent, he said.
Anker will sell the line of Gammaflux hot-runner controllers along with its PET blow molding equipment, said Anker technical sales director Steve Young. The products also will be sold separately to different customers, he said.
The agreement gives both parties access to customer lists in the United Kingdom, furthering sales for both, Young said.
Gammaflux sales are growing in Europe by 5-7 percent annually, said Huntting, who is based at Gammaflux's U.S. headquarters in Sterling, Va. Only the Far East region is recording faster sales growth — in the range of 10-15 percent annually, he said. The company has a sales agent based in Japan who serves the Asia-Pacific region.
The Anker agreement will include both sales and service in the United Kingdom, said Ian Wilks, Anker vice president of business development. The company is starting a training program to learn the Gammaflux line, he said.