Skudo seals US distribution deal
Gold Coast-based company, Skudo has signed a 10-year
exclusive deal with a US Distributor. The group, headed by Brendon Smith, will
launch Skudo’s range of temporary peelable coatings across all US states in a
deal estimated to be in the multi-millions.
San Francisco will be the first region to see the Skudo range of products,
already proving popular with the construction industry locally, in the Middle
East and parts of Asia, for the cost and labour-saving they deliver.
The US distribution deal will cover all Skudo’s range including some innovative
products currently in the final testing phase.
Hayden Bone, business development manager at Skudo, said the potential is
enormous, with 70 shipping containers of products required annually just to
supply 1% of the tile market alone.
“We are very pleased to confirm that Skudo USA is to be launched by such a
competent and professional team headed up by Mr Brendon Smith. The US market
represents a significant size to the overall business for Skudo and the
importance to developing the right business model there is critical to the
success of the global brand moving forward.”
Skudo is an Australian, family-owned manufacturer of specialist coatings
designed for the Construction and Marine sectors. Skudo develops a range of
products but its main focus is on developing systems for ‘temporary protection’
during construction and production. Skudo recently signed a deal with another
company to distribute the products through Australia, Asia, and the Middle East.
The Skudo range of temporary protective coatings can
be used for all applications in the construction and marine industries – from
glass to flooring, cladding to vitreous ware, most porous and any non-porous
substrate used in construction.
Explains Hayden Bone: “On many construction sites, tiles or other flooring
materials are laid prior to many stages of construction, leading to potential
damage once those phases of the build get underway. There can be a lot of sand,
dirt, spills, tools and machinery brought in over the top of the flooring. Skudo
Floor System becomes the protective layer for these valuable substrates and
reduces damage and additional spend on costly repairs.”
Tested to combat the harshest environments and formulated to suit any climate,
Skudo Floor System is water-fast and suitable for most substrates including raw
concrete, polished concrete, tiles, sealed timber, granite, marble, glass,
aluminium, steel, vinyl, stainless steel and terrazzo to name a few.
Aqueous-based and residual free, Skudo Floor System offers the best protection
from contaminants and damage during construction. Acting as a ‘drop sheet’, it
is ideal for high traffic areas to protect against tool damage, metal filings,
most solvents, overspray, dirt, splatter, plaster, deterioration as a result of
UV exposure or corrosion and general wear and tear.
Non-flammable, non-hazard and skid resistant, they can
be used over a multitude of areas requiring temporary protection. Benefits,
according to the company's chemist, include “a reduction of labour costs, an
extremely tough, uniform film thickness that is easily applied and even more
simply removed by peeling off in sheets which eliminates messy hand scraping”.
Skudo’s European-trained chemist is able to tailor
compounds to suit client applications, environment and unique specifications,
whether it’s for two or 2000 tonnes, from the extreme climates of the hot, dry
desert to humid, wet regions of Asia or freezing temperatures in New Zealand.