Colt teams up with Bilco in North America
Today the Colt Group announced the signing of a manufacturing and distribution agreement with The Bilco Corporation, which specialises in access and smoke control products in the USA. Under the agreement Bilco will manufacture Colt natural ventilators and smoke/fire curtains and distribute them through its extensive network in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Filling a gap in the market to meet green building demand
This arrangement aims to meet the fast growing demand for natural, low energy ventilation in green buildings, and to fill the gap in the North American market for high quality products which provide passive natural ventilation solutions.
Knowledge and technology transfer
Colt will provide training on its products, their manufacture, system design and installation to Bilco engineers at its manufacturing and R&D centres in Europe. The transfer of technical and manufacturing know-how will begin before the end of the year.
New product launches in Mexico and the USA
The first Colt products covered by the agreement are being launched at two important trade exhibitions before the end of the year.
Bilco exhibited Colt products at the EXPO CIHAC 2013 show, which was held in Mexico City from the 15th to the 19th of October.
The Greenbuild 2013 show in Philadelphia on November 20-22nd will see the launch of Coltlite, a natural louvered ventilator for installation into the façade and Firelight, a glazed natural ventilator. Each ventilator is dual purpose, providing both day to day and smoke ventilation.