The new agreement becomes effective April 1st 2011 and is specific to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
Gruschwitz will play an active role in developing new and servicing existing markets for fiber from DSM Dyneema. They will offer an increased level of fiber enhancing capabilities as well as continued technical service and application development support. Next to that, Gruschwitz will be assigned with the responsibility to supply UHMWPE fiber from DSM Dyneema to a selected number of existing customers currently supplied by DSM Dyneema.
After the announcement on a similar agreement last month, this partnership concludes a step made by DSM Dyneema to ensure its continued commitment to supply and service the European textile industry with sustainable and high performance fiber solutions.
“With this strategic partnership we are able to streamline the supply of flat and twisted UHMWPE fiber manufactured by DSM Dyneema to existing and potentially new customers,” says Edwin Grootendorst, Regional Manager EMEA at DSM Dyneema. “Through the partnership the service level for these customers will be raised, meaning shorter lead-times, more flexibility and simply higher attention focused on helping our customer’s businesses grow and develop further.”
“DSM Dyneema’s customers, products and technology are an excellent addition to the Gruschwitz product and service portfolio. This partnership is complementing our existing strategy to build on our competence and capability to supply and develop yarn and twist solutions together with our customers. Our goal is to grow via innovation, together with our customers and DSM Dyneema, based on an exciting product and a broad knowledge” says Ditmar Schultschik, Managing Director at gruschwitz gmbh Tech-Twists. “We are convinced that we can add significant value to the customers for which we will take over the supply of DSM’s fiber, by being a reliable, innovative and flexible partner to them”, adds Klaus Gudat, Managing Director at gruschwitz gmbh Tech-Twists.