Sept 09: Dunlop Conveyor Belting have launched their own Italian-based service company
Having opened a sales office in Italy in September of last year, Dunlop Conveyor Belting have now launched their own Italian-based service company following the acquisition of Belt Service, who are located in Calcio near Bergamo. This means that Dunlop will now be able to provide a ‘full service package’ to customers in Italy in addition to their range of high quality conveyor belts. Until now, this service has been provided through distributors supported by sales and technical personnel based in Dunlop’s head office and manufacturing plant in the Netherlands.
Belt Service, which will be re-named ‘Dunlop Service’, has been well established in the Italian conveyor belt industry for over 30 years. Apart from providing fitting (splicing) services, Belt Service also has a thriving business supplying a wide range of conveyor components, PVC belting and specialise in the application of profiles, sidewalls and cleats.
Dunlop Service will initially employ some 12 personnel including 8 belt-splicing specialists, providing sales and technical support throughout Italy. The provision of splicing services will mainly be concentrated within a 250 to 300 km radius of their premises in Calcio.
Dunlop’s manager for Italy, Gianni Gresia, is very enthusiastic about the opportunities for growth. “Dunlop has a fantastic range and enormous stocks of quality products plus an outstanding level of technical expertise” says Mr Gresia. “The creation of Dunlop Service means that now that we have not only the best products but also the best service. We are going to be very busy over the coming months trying to get that message across!”
For more information please contact Gianni Gresia on +39 (0) 340 091 7925