Charleston, South Carolina & Hamburg, Germany (May 12, 2011) – Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co. and ALEXSEALÂ® Yacht Coatings respond to the increasing global demand for ALEXSEAL's superior product line by adding France's Sogeric to its highly accessible global product distribution network. And, to support the successful growth of ALEXSEAL in the Dutch market, coatings veteran Lauris Appel has joined the ALEXSEAL sales and technical support team.
SogericKnown as leaders in their field since 1963, Sogeric serves both the pleasure and commercial marine industries among others with the world's best products and technical assistance. Through their state-of-the-art facility in Marseille and a fleet of teams on the ground, Sogeric serves marine coatings needs for vessels along the Spanish and Italian borders, Provence, the Coast of Corsica, Languedoc-Roussillon, and beyond.
Lauris Appel PhotoLauris Appel's coatings experience began in the automotive refinishing market before he transitioned into a career in the marine coatings industry for a Dutch wholesaler spanning more than 14 years . Due to the ever-increasing demand for ALEXSEAL in the Dutch market, it was a natural progression to have Lauris' broad experience in yacht coatings and understanding of the high quality expectations of this market brought into the ALEXSEAL mix.
The bar setting standards of the European marine industry will be met, if not exceeded by ALEXSEAL thanks to the distribution channels, technical knowledge and skilled support in the application process that both Sogeric and Lauris Appel bring to the marketplace.
For information about ALEXSEAL Yacht Coatings, please visit www.alexseal.com