IRVINE, Calif.—Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit honored six companies as preferred distributors during a ceremony held recently at its inaugural Aerospace Preferred Distributor Conference.
The companies honored were: Buckeye Rubber & Packing Co., Cleveland; Gexpro Services, Irving, Texas; KAPCO Inc., Brea, Calif.; Pattonair Inc., Derby, England and Fort Worth, Texas; Seal Dynamics L.L.C., Hauppauge, New York; and Valley Seal Co., Woodland Hills, Calif.
The companies now are part of Freudenberg-NOK's aerospace global network of preferred distributors, which numbers more than 60.
Freudenberg-NOK said the goal of its aerospace-focused distributor initiative is to promote cooperation and communication between the company and its key distributors to better serve customers in the aerospace industry, which has stringent global quality and safety product standards.
Freudenberg-NOK, which produces sealing technologies for a variety of markets including aerospace, agriculture, appliance, automotive, construction and energy, said the firm's commitment of resources was discussed during the two-day conference held at the company's Santa Ana, Calif., facility and an offsite location.
"We understand the distinct demands that aerospace distributors face in the global marketplace, and we've seen the success that our industrial distributors have had with the Preferred Distributor program," said Vinay Nilkanth, vice president global sales, aerospace, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit. "With our industry knowledge and global footprint, we remain committed to providing our Preferred Distributors with expanded support and resources through this program."