Washington Chain & Supply (WCS) President Gabriel Benavidez has announced the appointment of The Bilco Group as its exclusive US East Coast & Caribbean distributor for its Capstans and Release Hooks.
WCS has over 60 years of expertise in manufacturing and distributing dock & deck, rigging, mooring and other marine equipment and believes that this partnership will continue to grow its share of dock hardware in the US and Caribbean markets.
Lance Eggers, Director of Engineering at WCS stated: “We are delighted to partner with a quality oriented distributor such as The Bilco Group, a well-regarded distributor of mooring and rigging products to the marine industry based in Hillside, New Jersey. The Bilco Group will serve as exclusive distributor from Maine to Florida and The Caribbean.
“This partnership brings together the long experience of WCS in designing and producing dockside mooring solutions with The Bilco Group’s deep connections and coverage in the market driven by the leadership of President Michael Cuccinello and Kyle Harrington, VP Heavy Marine. Their responsible and creative approach to developing relationships in the Port and Marine markets aligns brilliantly with WCS’s culture of quality service to our customers. We expect this arrangement will help grow the market for quality, automated release hooks and other dockside mooring equipment.”
Gabriel Benavidez added “Washington Chain & Supply welcomes The Bilco Group to its family of distributors, which includes J.H. Menge and DAVTEC. We are pleased with the opportunity to expand distribution coverage of this important class of products. This addition demonstrates that WCS is aggressively seeking to grow its business not only through new products and product lines, but also through strategic alliances to enhance market coverage that makes sense in today’s markets.”