Latrobe, Pennsylvania -- Italian polyurethane equipment manufacturer OMS Group has signed Polyurethane Process Industries (PPI) in Latrobe to be its exclusive US distributor for foam equipmenty, both companies announced.
OMS Group, headquartered near Milan, Italy, is a leading suppliers of high-pressure and low-pressure polyurethane foam machinery and manufacturing plants. PPI has provided high-quality, low-cost equipment, parts, repairs, service and engineering assistance to North American polyurethane manufacturers since 2004.
This agency agreement, signed the week beginning 21 Jan, will strengthen OMS's presence in North America and provide better after-sales support to OMS customers in the US, said Eraldo Greco, sales manager of OMS Group, in the joint statement. PPI already supplies highly qualified technical assistance and an efficient spare parts service to the US polyurethane manufacturing industry, Greco said.
"OMS searched for a long time for a reliable partner to help us get ahead with our business in the US market, and I think that PPI is the right answer for us," Greco said. "Both OMS and PPI have good reputations in the US and a lot of experience in the polyurethane market…. We are sure that out clients will benefit from our cooperation with PPI."
And according to PPI general manager Mark Clark, PPI's customers also will benefit from the new relationship. PPI will continue to provide low-cost parts and repair service for equipment made by other manufacturers, Clark said, but its customers now have a wider range of reliable, new technology available to them.
"This relationship really complements are current parts and repair business," Clark said. "It makes a wider range of replacement products and increased engineering support available to our customers. Because OMS equipment is reliable and technologically advanced, we can propose technical solutions that can satisfy a wider range of needs. We also will be able to provide better international support to our U.S. customers with plants overseas."
As part of the agreement, PPI's facility in southwestern Pennsylvania will stick new high-pressure and low-pressure foaming machines, as well as spare parts. The US company will also support OMS's efforts to promote its technology in North America, including turnkey and specially designed processing systems to make continuous and discontinuous foam insulation panels; industrial and domestic refrigeration units; automotive parts; slabstock foams; gaskets; and high-temperature cast elastomers.