Merford Acoustic Materials acquires Akoestikon Geluidsisolatie
Akoestifloor, Akoestiplex, Akoestiregel... Merford Acoustic Materials was already the exclusive dealer of the professional Akoestikon sound insulating systems for floors, walls, roofs and facades as of 1 September 2016. And as of 3 September 2018, the Gorinchem company will also take over the production and brand name of the Recticel Group. With this step, Merford aims for an even higher service level for its customers.
Akoestikon's products fit in perfectly with the other Merford Acoustic Materials range and also have many similarities with, for example, the soundproof doors of Merford Special Doors. The fact that Merford Acoustic Materials has been fully responsible for Akoestikon's sales activities since 2016 has already enabled the company to respond much better to the wishes of contractors, architects and engineering firms in the field of sound insulation and acoustics. And with the acquisition of the production and brand name, Merford is responding even more effectively to the wishes of its customers.
‘We always strive for renewal and product innovation. Because we felt that development at Akoestikon was staying behind a bit, we decided to bring production to us as well,' explains Rob Wijnschenk. The General Manager of Merford Acoustic Materials continues: ‘Now that we're manufacturing ourselves, we can start product renewal more quickly. In addition, the customer will benefit from more flexibility as a result of the takeover. Plates with a specific thickness or of a different size? Fast delivery? We were always dependent on Recticel for such questions,' outlines Rob. ‘Now we can meet most requirements immediately. So for the customer the takeover means a higher level of service'.
Knowledge and certification
For the right product choice acoustic consultants often use the tool at the Akoestikon website. This tool will now be integrated into the Merford website. Rob: 'Our customers can then easily combine it with other acoustic systems. In addition, we safeguard the knowledge of the Akoestikon products and production by also taking over a permanent operator from the factory. And of course the products will continue to be FSC® and PEFC™ certified'.