friedola-Tech, of Geismar, Germany and Bradford Company, of Holland, Michigan will end their Exclusive Marketing Agreement in regard to CON-Pearl® brand trilaminate plastic board as of May 1, 2014. For the past 15 years, Bradford has used Conpearl, throughout the NAFTA market to make returnable / reusable packaging and material handling products. Bradford, which has plants in Canada the U.S.A. and Mexico, has also distributed CON-Pearl® boards to other businesses. In the future, CON-Pearl® boards will be available within NAFTA through friedola-TECH directly or through its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, CON-Pearl North America Inc.
With the end of mutual exclusivity, Bradford plans to continue to sell CON-Pearl® but it will also be free to offer tri-laminate sheet materials made by other manufacturers.
Bradford and friedola-Tech have a long history of cooperation and they have reached this decision amicably and both companies see the change as beneficial and in their own self-interest. The companies hope to continue their good relationship in the future.