SeaStar Solutions touts 25-year business partnership with Dutch wholesaler

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SeaStar Solutions said it is marking the 25th anniversary of its business relationship with Allpa Marine Equipment of the Netherlands.

Allpa, founded in 1971, is a marine equipment wholesaler. SeaStar Solutions said Allpa has been one of its key distributors since 1993.

“We are proud of our long-standing partnership with Allpa over the past 25 years,” Tom Douglass, vice president of sales and marketing at SeaStar Solutions, said in a statement.

SeaStar said it started doing business with Allpa after Robbie Brown, who was then vice president of international sales at SeaStar, met with Pim Rutgers, the founder of Allpa.

“We have had strong growth and territory strength since that meeting, and it has continued with Mark Rutgers (Allpa’s owner since 2000),” Douglass added.

SeaStar Solutions said Allpa has established a strong and successful dealer network throughout the Benelux nations (Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) and Germany and supports the boatbuilder segment and marine aftermarket in the Netherlands and Germany.

“They are a true partner, and we would like to offer them our thanks and appreciation for their support over the years. We’re looking forward to continued success in the future,” Douglass added.

SeaStar Solutions said its sales team will mark the milestone with a presentation to Mark Rutgers, managing director of Allpa, at boot Düsseldorf, which will open on Saturday and continue through Jan. 28.

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