Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit Names Six Companies to First Aerospace Preferred Distributor Program

Jul 18, 2013, 14:00 ET from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit

IRVINE, Calif., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit (Freudenberg-NOK) further expanded its distribution program today at its inaugural Aerospace Preferred Distributor Conference held in Irvine, Calif. Building on the success of its global distributor program, the company is focusing on the aerospace distribution market by identifying six companies as Preferred Distributors at an awards ceremony this evening.

The goal of the aerospace-focused distributor initiative is to promote cooperation and communication between Freudenberg-NOK and its key distributors so they can better serve customers in the aerospace industry – an industry regulated by stringent global quality and safety product standards. Distributors benefit from Freudenberg-NOK's commitment of resources, which were discussed during the two-day conference held at the company's AS9100 and NADCAP-approved Santa Ana 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."

Freudenberg-NOK's 2013 Aerospace Preferred Distributors include:

  • Buckeye Rubber & Packing Co., Cleveland;
  • Gexpro Services, Irving, Texas;
  • KAPCO, Brea, Calif.;
  • Pattonair, Derby, UK and Fort Worth, Texas;
  • Seal Dynamics, Hauppauge, New York; and
  • Valley Seal Co., Woodland Hills, Calif.

Freudenberg-NOK's technically advanced product portfolio offers high-quality sealing solutions that meet demanding industry standards and can be adapted to meet specific aerospace customer requirements. The extensive offering requires the company's distributors to have the working knowledge of the products to most accurately recommend customer solutions. To foster this knowledge, the aerospace program was created to provide Preferred Distributors a variety of educational resources, global support and services.

Freudenberg-NOK's aerospace distributors join a global network of more than 60 Preferred Distributors. For additional information about the program and distributors, please visit Freudenberg-NOK's distributors' webpage.

About Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is the Americas joint venture between Freudenberg and Co. in Germany and NOK Corp. in Japan. Freudenberg-NOK is a leading producer – through its Automotive, Merkel, Process Seals and Simrit sales channels – of advanced sealing technologies for a variety of markets including: aerospace;  agriculture;  appliance; automotive; construction; diesel engine; energy; food and beverage; heavy industry; and pharmaceutical. Founded in 1989 under the legal name Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, Freudenberg-NOK is headquartered in Plymouth, Mich. and operates more than 20 facilities across the Americas. For additional information, please visit

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