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Preferred partnership agreement between Sunshine Cordage and Gleistein

Improved access to the fibre rope markets in the Continental USA

The Gleistein Group, with headquarters in Germany and subsidiaries in Slovakia and the Netherlands, has entered into a preferred partnership agreement with Sunshine Cordage Corporation of Miami, Florida. This partnership is aimed at improving the availability of Gleistein's fibre rope products and systems in the Continental USA, effective immediately.


Joel Ellison, owner and president of Sunshine Cordage Corporation, says: 

“The comprehensive range of Gleistein’s high quality fibre ropes is an ideal addition to our existing product range. It ensures an improved line of products for our existing customers and offers a great opportunity for Sunshine Cordage to enter new markets and gain new customers. Gleistein is an almost 200-years-old, family-owned corporation and we share the same beliefs and values.”


Klaus Walther, Managing Director and Shareholder of Gleistein, adds: 

"With Sunshine Cordage Corporation and Joel Ellison, we have found an ideal partner to ensure improved access to the diverse fibre rope markets in the Continental USA. Sunshine Cordage Corporation has already installed a significant stock of our high-quality products and is selling well into our target market segments. They concentrate on yacht- and superyacht ropes as well as diverse segments like commercial lifting, utility, and commercial marine. Together, we aim to provide excellent service to our existing and potential new US customers. We are excited about this cooperation and look forward to joint success with Joel and his team."


About Sunshine Corporation:

Sunshine Cordage Corporation is a premier manufacturer and distributor of fibre ropes located in Miami, Florida.  The company provides fibre rope solutions for customers across multiple industries throughout the USA, Caribbean, and South America. The company was established in 1969 and changed ownership in 2014.


About Gleistein:

Gleistein is a leading manufacturer of high-quality fibre ropes, with almost two centuries of experience. As the oldest family-owned industrial business in Bremen and with two of the world's most advanced manufacturing facilities in Bremen, Germany, and Trencin, Slovakia, the company is a leader in the industry. Using modern chemical fibres, sophisticated designs, and innovative rope finishing techniques, Gleistein sets the bar for exceptional rope quality that benefits its customers. Gleistein offers a complete range of services, including expert guidance in selecting the perfect rope, ready-to-use product finishing, contracted testing, digital fibre rope related services, and specialized solutions that cater to all its customers' needs.


Press contact:

Andreas Linder
Gleistein GmbH
Heidlerchenstrasse 7
28777 Bremen, Germany
+49 (0)421 69049-0
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