Orkli, S.Coop. appointed exclusive distributor of Dantherm residential ventilation solutions in Spain and Portugal

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Skive, Denmark

Dantherm A/S today announced the immediate appointment of Spanish Orkli, S.Coop. as the exclusive distributor of Dantherm’s residential ventilation solutions in Spain and Portugal. The agreement was officially signed by Casper Andersen, CEO of the Dantherm Group, and Patxi Lopez, CEO of Orkli, at a ceremony in Ordizia where Orkli has been headquartered since its inception in 1974.

Casper Andersen and Patxi Lopez congratulating each other at the signing ceremony in the Basque city of Ordizia, northern Spain.

A world leader in manufacturing gas appliance thermocouples, Orkli is also a strong and renowned brand on the Iberian Peninsula within a wide range of products and solutions, for instance radiator valves and underfloor heating and cooling solutions for new build and renovation projects. The latter is primarily sold to installers and other professionals in the construction industry – largely the same people who are involved in the specification and installation of residential ventilation solutions.

“So from a product point of view, becoming Dantherm’s exclusive distributor of residential ventilation solution is a natural next step,” long-time CEO at Orkli, Patxi Lopez, states and adds: “But to us at Orkli, building trust and confidence in our partners is crucial and equally important. We’ve been thorough in our preparations, visiting the Dantherm HQ in Denmark to understand their business and getting to know the people behind the business. We’re convinced that their six decades of accumulated expert knowhow combined with their profound interest and belief in relationship building and knowledge sharing makes Dantherm the right match for us”, he concludes.

Founded in 1974, Orkli is part of the unusual Mondragon Corporation, consisting of 266 companies with an accumulated +80,000 employees. Like all companies of the corporation, Orkli is a worker cooperative, meaning that it is owned and self-managed by its workers. As a consequence, the decision to become Dantherm’s exclusive distributor was put to a vote among all Orkli employees. In other words, the entire organisation stands behind the decision.

“It is a unique and strong position to enter a partnership based on the representative consensus of all Orkli employees,” Dantherm’s CEO Casper Andersen states.

Over these past weeks, Orkli and Dantherm have cooperated closely to prepare for servicing the Spanish and Portuguese markets. This has included getting products ready, carrying out training sessions and translating supporting marketing and documentation materials.

“Combined with the fact that Orkli is a strong and well-known brand with an extensive sales and service organisation already at their disposal in the right line of industry, installers and other professionals across the region will gain much easier access to our solutions,” Casper Andersen concludes.

For further information, please contact Key Account Manager Anders Odgaard by email: Anders.Odgaard@dantherm.com.

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