SALAMANDER FOUNDS A SALES AND LOGISTICS COMPANY IN BRAZIL – OLIVER LEGGE APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR
As part of the internationalisation strategy which is currently being implemented, Salamander has founded a distribution and logistics company in Brazil, for which Oliver Legge, as an experienced sales professional in the South American window profile market, will be responsible. The Salamander Industrie-Produkte Group (www.sip-windows.com), one of the leading European system providers and manufacturers of high quality energy-saving PVC window systems, thus opens up new growth markets.
With newly developed and coordinated profile systems, Salamander has been consistently implementing a very well prepared entry into the Brazilian market for the past year. Based on the latest technical experiences, the profile systems are ideal for the South American market. These are produced 100% in Europe and are manufactured according to a special, high-quality hot country formula.
“We are delighted to be able to adopt Mr Legge into our business family and are convinced that he will establish the Salamander brand brilliantly in South America with his know-how,” says Götz Schmiedeknecht, CEO and managing partner of the Salamander Group. “With him as the market manager, we have gained an expert who has an excellent network within the industry and has been working successfully in the windows and doors industry in South America for many years,” adds Tobias Klinkhammer, Area Sales Manager Americas, Asia and Oceania, to whom the markets and subsidiaries outside Europe answer at Salamander.
The Brazilian team had already started work in October 2017 with the establishment of the subsidiary “Salamander Sistemas de Portas e Janelas Ltda.”. At the same time, a warehouse in Curitiba, Brazil, which provides a variety of benefits with its logistically perfect location, was leased.
“With the extra newly developed systems, Salamander is perfectly equipped to take up a significant role in the South American market for high quality PVC window and door profile systems in the coming years,” explains Oliver Legge, Managing Director of Salamander Sistemas de Portas e Janelas Ltda. in Brazil.