Strongwell Signs Distributor Agreement with Lichtgitter Germany

(Bristol, VA) Strongwell (USA), the world’s leading pultruder of fiber reinforced polymer composites, is pleased to announce an agreement with Lichtgitter GmbH (Germany) for the distribution of Strongwell’s DURADEK® and DURAGRID® pultruded fiberglass gratings in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, and Switzerland.

Lichtgitter targets the industrial floor covering and related services markets across Europe, as well as the Middle and Far East. The company currently manufactures pressure-locked gratings, forge-welded gratings and perforated metal planks, GRP gratings, chequer plate blanks, spiral staircases, stair treads, and ladder rungs. The addition of Strongwell’s premium pultruded fiberglass gratings is a natural and complementing fit to Lichtgitter’s core competencies and existing customer base. This alliance strengthens both companies’ positions in the European fiberglass grating market.

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Headquartered in Bristol, Virginia, Strongwell is the world’s leading pultruder of fiber reinforced polymer composites. The company has pultrusion manufacturing facilities in Bristol, VA, Abingdon, VA, Chatfield, MN, and Apodaca, MX. Strongwell is a financially strong, privately-held company, producing products including structural shapes, grating, handrail, structural building panels, decking systems, composite armor, ladder rail, and many OEM products for its diverse customer base.

Lichtgitter was established in 1929 in order to fulfil the specialized manufacturing needs and requirements for gratings. Constant performance and quality development, innovation in manufacturing techniques, and a cautious and market-driven spirit entrepreneurial experience have ensured Lichtgitter’s place among the leading manufactures of gratings, perforated metal planks and spiral staircases worldwide.
The Lichtgitter Group has been involved in glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) products since the early 90’s. Lichtgitter has numerous subsidiaries, joint ventures with partners and Service Centers not only throughout Europe, but also worldwide (23 subsidiaries in 18 countries).