Milnor Partners with Weir for UK Distribution
(Below, l/r) Ross Weir, managing director of H.J. Weir Engineering, stands with Pellerin Milnor Corp. President Jim Pellerin as the two men announce a partnership for the distribution of Milnor machinery in Britain.
Pellerin Milnor Corp., Kenner, LA, recently announced an agreement with H.J. Weir Engineering, Bulwark, England, that designates the latter company as Milnor’s exclusive authorized partner in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland for the sale of its batch washers and other laundry machinery products, according to a news release.
The deal, announced on June 5, the opening day of the Clean Show in Las Vegas, means that Weir now is the sole, exclusive distributor for Milnor products throughout the British Isles. Milnor President Jim Pellerin said he believes the agreement will benefit both companies and the laundry industry at large.
“Together we will tackle such opportunities in the UK as have been met throughout the world by Milnor products, such as PulseFlow® batch tunnel washers,” said Pellerin. “We are confident this new relationship will be found to offer value appreciated by UK laundry professionals.”
For Weir, the Milnor agreement is the second such deal it’s reached this year with a laundry equipment manufacturer. Weir, itself a manufacturer of flatwork finishing equipment, recently closed a similar agreement with ironer manufacturer Laco Machinery NV of Belgium.
Managing Director Ross Weir said he’s delighted with the new arrangement for Milnor equipment. “We are thrilled to be working with the Milnor family brand,” Weir said. “There was a real synergy with business ethics and vision for the future. We agreed to the UK partnership because we always want to offer our customers the best-quality products that last. We didn’t have a batch washer offering, and we always wanted to have the full solution under one roof.”
Weir agreed with Pellerin that the Milnor partnership has great promise for both companies. “The team and I are very confident that our partnership with Milnor is an exciting first step in a long business relationship,” Weir said. “We already have had requests for Milnor products, and we look forward to meeting many more laundries to showcase the full range.” To learn more, go to www.milnor.comor call 504.456.9591.