The international textile group Chomarat announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Velox, a European distributor in the market for composite materials. The partnership agreement covers the distribution of Chomarat reinforcements for high-performance (carbon) composites, in France, Italy, and the United Kingdom, as well as the distribution of Chomarat’s complete range of carbon and glass reinforcements in Turkey.
This new partnership will enable Chomarat to extend its network in France, Italy and the United Kingdom for its carbon fabric and multiaxial ranges, by offering its customers optimum, locally based services in line with the Group’s development strategy for high-performance composites in Europe.
One component of the agreement deals with the distribution of Chomarat’s complete range of glass and carbon reinforcements in Turkey, where the composite market is booming, in particular in the transportation sector. Relying on Velox’s strong foothold in the Turkish market, Chomarat will build up its flagship Rovicore line, the first glass-fibre-reinforced sandwich reinforcement, which was designed and developed by Chomarat for closed-mould processes. “The idea is to step up our glass activities and still offer our customers more flexibility over the entire range of our reinforcements,” explains Vincent Cholvy, in charge of the Turkish market at Chomarat.
By distributing Chomarat’s high-performance composites, Velox will develop its offering in the transportation, sports & leisure and boating sectors. According to Serge Gradys, Manager of the Velox Composites Business, “in Europe, the distribution of the Chomarat range of carbon multiaxial range with C-Weave and C-Ply, gives us a real competitive advantage and enables us to maintain our position as an innovation distributor. The same is true for the carbon and glass ranges distributed in Turkey!”
Chomarat will be exhibiting at Turk Komposit Trade Show in Istanbul on 5 - 7 October 2017 at the Velox stand C22.