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20th November 2017, Hamburg

Velox announces new European distribution partnership

Velox, a leading pan-European distributor of raw material specialities and solution provider for the plastics, composites, rubber and paints and coatings industries, has announced a new distribution partnership with Ilium Composites, a manufacturer of unique and innovative glass reinforcements for closed mould and speciality applications.

In order to maximise market penetration and ensure first class service to all customers, Ilium says it recognised the need to collaborate with a partner that has a broad network, highly technical sales teams and a professional customer service reputation.

Annually, more than 15,000 tons of Ilium composites reinforcement is produced and distributed to customers. © Velox

“We are delighted to join forces with Velox, a company with a long and successful history in European distribution. This is a vital step in the growth of Ilium’s regional sales and it was a natural choice after meeting with the Velox team. Both companies share a vison and culture which will ensure long term, mutual success and continued product innovation, in a market which demands the very highest levels of product quality and service,” said Colin Leatham-Locke, Ilium Composites Business Development Manager, upon announcing the partnership.

Advanced fibreglass reinforcements

Ilium Composites develops and manufactures the advanced fibreglass reinforcements using a new patented process technology. One product range is dedicated to closed mould processes (RTM, Light-RTM, Press), another range is devoted to the pultrusion process. The specific reinforcements are being applied by customers in the transportation, construction, recreational and alternative energy industries.

Velox will be providing the advanced fibreglass reinforcements across Europe, besides the DACH region and Spain.

From waterslides to campers and wind turbines, the innovative glass reinforcements by Ilium are being used for a huge variety of applications. © Velox

“We are looking forward to a long and successful cooperation with Ilium Composites and are pleased to offer our customers in the different industries an even more expanded range of high-quality reinforcements”, says Serge Gradys, Business Unit Manager Composites at Velox. “My special thanks go to Mr. Fabrice Defrance, European Commercial Manager at Ilium Composites, who put his trust in Velox in the first place.”


Velox is a leading pan-European distributor of raw material specialities and solution provider for the plastics, composites, rubber, paints and coatings industries.

Founded in 1993 by Bernard Goursaud and N. Max Schlenzig, Velox is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. The company has 21 offices throughout Europe and employs over 230 experienced employees to support its customers across Europe and beyond.

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