• Donit Tesnit and DISSeurope join forces to strengthen their competitive position on the international static sealing market

Donit Tesnit and DISSeurope join forces to strengthen their competitive position on the international static sealing market

Medvode, Slovenia and Herentals, Belgium, 7th January, 2014 – Donit Tesnit, one of the leading independent international gasket sheet manufacturer’s, and DISSeurope, an independent sealing solutions provider from Belgium, announced today that the companies are joining forces in order to accelerate business growth and to improve access to strategic international markets and new applications.

Donit Tesnit sells its products to more than 64 countries globally and has the largest independent production facility of gasket sheets in Europe. In addition, Donit’s gasket business, operated in Trebnje is the largest supplier of static sealing solutions in the area of Slovenia and its neighbouring countries.

DISSeurope, located in Herentals, Belgium is a full service provider for industrial sealing solutions to the Belgium market. The company was founded in January 2013 by Mr. Johan De Sloovere, former BU Manager of Hertel Industrial Sealings. DISSeurope is strategically located in the vicinity of Antwerp harbour with excellent access to large petro-chemical, chemical, pharmaceutical and industrial production facilities.

With DISSeurope, Donit gains direct access to the Belgium market for its materials, application engineering and gasket solutions. In addition, Mr. De Sloovere has 20 years of extensive experience and know-how resulting from various leadership roles in the static sealing industry. This will strengthen Donit’s competitive advantage of providing customer focused solutions and technical support to its international client network.

DISSeurope will benefit from this new partnership by having direct access to all Donit materials and services, both from the gasket sheet business and the industrial sealing solutions.

As part of the agreement, Donit has appointed Mr. Johan De Sloovere, as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Donit. In his new role, Mr. De Sloovere will be responsible for the further developing and implementing of Donit’s global business strategy, both for Gasket Sheets and Industrial Gaskets, and driving forward its international sales and marketing operations. Mr. Zvone Hrovat will take up the position of Chief Operating Officer and continue as Managing Director of Donit. He will be focused on steering the company’s operations in Slovenia so as to secure top quality manufacturing in the production facilities in Medvode and Trebnje..

From January 2014, DISSeurope will become a subsidiary of Donit Tesnit and will continue to operate independently on the Belgium market as DISS (Donit Industrial Sealing Solutions) Belgium. As part of this transaction the new brand DISS (Donit Industrial Sealing Solutions) will also be introduced during the first quarter of 2014 to Donit’s Gasket business operations in Trebnje as DISS Slovenia.

Mr. Johan De Sloovere, newly appointed CEO of Donit and founder of DISSeurope: ”During all my visits earlier this year to the Donit Tesnit facilities, I met a well-motivated, quality driven team, ready to expand, ready to supply their products all over the world. At the production facilities in Medvode, producing the well-known DONIT Tesnit gasket sheets, and in Trebnje, producing all types of finished Gaskets, I found all the ingredients necessary to convince myself, but more importantly, to convince our industrial clients that any corporation with Donit Tesnit can only lead to a mutual benefit. With a very fine R&D department and up-to-date production capabilities combined with over 60-years of proven reliability, I’m looking forward to cooperate with this exiting company, its team and its customers.”
Zvone Hrovat, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Donit: “Joining our business operations and introducing a new leadership will bring fresh energy to Donit. The increasing pressure on product quality, speed to market and individual customer solutions demands focused leadership and a streamlined organizational set-up. With Johan De Sloovere now on board, I am very dedicated to ensure that Donit will constantly meet or exceed customer expectations.” 
Mr. Tomas Vucurevic, representative of MSIN: ”The static sealing market is becoming more and more global and competitive. We are delighted that we could win such an internationally experienced and performance driven leader for our company. We are convinced that Mr. De Sloovere can lift our international Sales & Marketing activities to a new level and help us to better leverage our excellent production facilities and our leading application and R&D know-how. He has shown himself to be an extraordinary leader throughout his career with a proven track record from internationally recognized industry players. We believe that our joint forces and synergies will bring positive results for customers, employees and owners in 2014.”

About Donit Tesnit
Donit is a leading producer of sealing materials, gasket products and solutions serving all major markets. A well-established brand name, top quality (ISO 9001:2000), catering to customer needs and a consistent policy friendly to both people and the environment (ISO 14001:2004) are DONIT’s major strengths. The company keeps a record of constantly growing revenues and currently services customers in more than 64 countries on all continents. 
Selected Donit customers are worldwide blue-chip companies like: Akrapovič, Atlas Copco, Crane, Danfoss, Eni, Hellenic Petroleum, Grundfos, Lek, Krka, Neste Oil, Petkim, PetroPeru, PCK, Rosfnet, Total, etc… More info at www.donit.eu. 

Contact Info:
Donit Tesnit, 
Cesta komandanta Staneta 38, Medvode, Slovenia / EU
Hans Houmark; Marketing and PR Manager
Phone +386 (01) 582 33 00
Mobile: +386 31 419 079

October 11, 2014 11:20 am