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Zhik appoints Plastimo as distributor for France and Belgium

by Liz Rushall 5 Aug 2020 08:00 UTC
Pierre Leboucher (right) winner of the Drheam Cup Figaro duo class with Erwan Tabarly (left) © Baptiste Blanchard / Zhik

Zhik is proud to announce a collaboration with Plastimo, the prestigious marine industry safety manufacturer and equipment wholesaler, as their new distributor for France, Belgium and the French domestic territories.

With more than 50 years' experience, Plastimo is a household name in the French marine market, offering 11,000 products, all rooted in the brand's fundamental values of safety and ergonomy, to encourage enjoyable boating practice and professional service to the trade.

Piet Poelmann, CEO of Zhik comments, "We are delighted to be partnering with Plastimo, a brand which, like Zhik, contributes to safe and enjoyable sailing, and will be a reliable, powerhouse of a partner for us and our French retailers."

Plastimo's CEO, Yann Cornec, is impressed with Zhik's performance to date. "We have watched Zhik's rapid growth since 2003, working with many Olympic champions and teams, developing unique, highly technical sailing gear. Then, their extensive research and development in the yacht racing market, resulting in revolutionising the offshore gear worn by Charles Caudrelier and the Dongfeng Race Team, winners of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. Zhik's approach to design and fabric innovation, safety and ergonomics very much mirrors our own, and our teams are thrilled to leverage our market expertise and connections in order to build a sustainable and mutually profitable partnership."

Zhik is working with Nacra 17 sailors, Quentin Delapierre & Manon Audinet in their bid for the 2021 Tokyo Games. The collaboration comes right on time as both companies are getting ready for the 2020 Vendee Globe and La Solitaire du Figaro. Zhik are clothing partners with 2012 Olympian, Pierre Leboucher who recently won the Drheam Cup Figaro duo class. British sailor, Alex Thomson, affiliated with Zhik since 2019, has recently qualified and is fine tuning, to get HUGO BOSS to maximum speed.

www.zhik.com / www.plastimo.com

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