GCH International and Merrick Industries enter into a New Representation Agreement
Merrick and GCH teams during the kick-off training at Merrick installations in Lynn Haven – FL
GCH International, Inc. is pleased to announce an exclusive sales representation agreement with Merrick Industries, Inc. to promote Merrick’s offering of weigh belt feeders, loss-in-weight feeders and specialized material handling scales in Kentucky, Indiana and Southern Ohio.
The agreement allows customers in these states to acquire Merrick’s products in stand-alone applications or through completely installed solutions. It also includes extensive product training by Merrick to ensure GCH’s application engineers properly identify and communicate product features and benefits to customers’ applications. In addition, it provides Merrick’s customers with access to GCH’s portfolio of integrated solutions and fabrication services.
“Merrick Industries is looking forward to a prosperous partnership with GCH International,” said Merrick’s Erik Nolte. “Our partnership will ensure our customers receive the products, service and expertise they require for their material weighing and handling needs. This partnership creates a strong team that will work together to provide our customers with unmatched customer service and solutions.”
Merrick products are sold in “heavy industries” – cement plants, lime plants, power plants, wood & paper plants, and aggregates/mining, and also in “process industries,” namely food, chemical and other industries requiring constant and accurate flow and dosing controls.
Both companies realize that the market for weigh belt and loss-in-weight feeders is very promising in the Midwest as industries are looking for opportunities to streamline operations, reduce product waste and improve final product quality. Retrofitting traditional feeders often brings significant savings for the customers.
“We are extremely excited to move into the next step of this partnership between GCH and Merrick Industries. While the companies have successfully worked together in previous projects, the agreement adds a key portfolio of products to the solutions we provide to our customers, leveraging GCH’s local presence, fabrication and installation capabilities with Merrick’s reputable technology on feeders and process control,” said Marcio Schmitt, President of GCH International.