Potters Industries and Damar Industries Form Alliance for Supply of Road Marking Products in Australia

MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Potters Industries LLC, a leading global producer of engineered glass materials, and New Zealand’s Damar Industries Pty Ltd., a manufacturer of paints, coatings, chemicals, and aerosol products, have announced the formation of a joint business alliance for the supply of road marking products for the Australian market. The partnership will provide a balanced, high-quality, “one-stop shop” for all road marking materials from two of the industry’s leading suppliers.

The two partners bring complementary products and services to the alliance. Potters is a leading producer of glass bead products that are primarily used for highway safety markings, providing the light-reflective lane markings found on highways around the world. Meanwhile, Damar has a strong focus on the compliance-managed supply of road marking products and produces a wide variety of coatings used in timber, construction, and paper industries. Broad industry expertise in glass beads and paints/coatings is coupled with a comprehensive sales and technical support staff from both companies.

“Potters is proud to be a part of this alliance,” said David Rice, general manager of Potters’ Asia/Pacific region. “We recognize that leveraging the skills of both companies will deliver a greatly enhanced package for the Australian road marking industry, inclusive of a ‘one-stop shop’ for road marking supplies, commitment to cooperative R&D, and the ease of seamless electronic ordering, all of which will benefit both our existing and prospective customers.”

Damar’s recent acquisition of Colour Dispersion Co. (CDC) in Wetherill Park Sydney has laid the foundation for the alliance, according to Damar. The acquisition gives Damar a manufacturing footprint in the strategically important Australian marketplace and provides a launch pad for the new road marking business.

“Our alliance with Potters Industries and dedication of resources locally in Australia demonstrates our commitment to the Australasian market; we are now a true Trans-Tasman supplier,” said Scott Thomson, executive chairman of Damar Industries.

"Combining the product lines, customer service, and technical expertise of both Potters and Damar provides unsurpassed resources available to support the customer," said Bob Carnaby, newly appointed representative and Technical Sales Consultant for the alliance with over 40 years of road safety industry experience.

About Damar Industries

Damar Industries Pty Ltd., based in Rotorua, New Zealand, is a New Zealand owned and operated, compliance-managed manufacturer of niche market coatings, chemicals, and aerosol products. As well as manufacturing and marketing products under its own brands, the company offers a fully-integrated contract manufacturing service that encompasses product development, as well as warehousing and distribution. A state-of-the-art ISO-accredited laboratory staffed by paint and research chemists adjoins the factory for rapid scale-up of new products from lab to commercial scale. For more information, visit www.damarindustries.co.nz.

About Potters Industries

Potters Industries LLC has its global headquarters located in Malvern, Pa., and Asia-Pacific operations centered in Dandenong and Sunshine West, Australia, both located near Melbourne. Potters is a leading producer of engineered glass materials serving the highway safety, polymer additive, metal finishing, and conductive markets. Potters has an unsurpassed, worldwide manufacturing and distribution network of 24 strategically located production facilities located in Australia, U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, Poland, Japan, and Thailand. For more information, visit www.pottersbeads.com.

For Potters Industries LLC
Joseph Grande, 413-684-2463

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