15 Jul Vibram Selects Rock Gear as Canadian Distributor
Vibram appointed Rock Gear Distribution as its primary distributor for Vibram Finished Goods in Canada, with full transfer of the distributorship expected by January 2016.
“We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Rock Gear Distribution (RGD),” states Chris Melton, Vibram’s sales director of the Americas. “RGD provides us with the resources to offer a best-in-class level of sales expertise and service to our dealers in Canada. This partnership represents the ideal blend of experience and skills required to support Vibram dealers’ needs.”
Rock Gear Distribution is a well-established distribution company based in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. RGD has a comprehensive in-house logistics, customer service, marketing and sales management team as well as experienced independent sales representatives that offer coverage across Canada. Additionally, RGD offers terms in Canadian dollars and quick delivery times with its Canadian warehouse.
“Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to RGD and Vibram,” states Ian Lowe-Wylde, president of Rock Gear Distribution. “Our goal is to bring the best products to the marketplace using in-depth knowledge of the territory, trends and surrounding markets. We are excited to be working with such an iconic brand as Vibram and look forward to growing the Canadian business with our retail partners.”
Commencing immediately, RGD representatives are pre-booking Vibram Finished Goods for Spring 2016, with expected delivery in February 2016. With the full transfer of the distributorship not expected to be final until January 1, 2016, all current Canadian retailers should contact Vibram USA at 1-978-318-0000 for ASAP purchasing. Additionally, all direct-to-consumer sales for Vibram Finished Goods, i.e. Vibram FiveFingers, dog toys and premium golf discs, will continue via Vibram.com or VibramFiveFingers.com.