Sydney Australia September 9th, 2009 – Ocean & Earth International Pty Ltd are proud to announced further international expansion with the opening of a new Ocean & Earth store in Chile, with our distribution partner Surfers Paradise distribution.
We are very pleased to be associated with Surfers Paradise Distribution, a well-established business in Chile and renowned for the quality of service for the past 12 years to their retail partners, “stated Paul Munten Ocean & Earth International Chief Executive Officer.”
Surfers Paradise Distribution is a family owned and family run business. They are committed to supporting Chilean surfing and have been a trusted business since 1992 in Chile.
George Ordenes – President of Surfers Paradise Distribution stated that Ocean & Earth is the perfect partner for our business in Chile and has been a nature and perfect extension to our existing business with the opening of our new shop. We have been dealing with Ocean and Earth since 1992 and the first surf brand in Chile. The surf industry in Chile has grown in the past few years and my plan is to grow with the market stated George Ordenes.
Also attending the opening was Mr Crispin Conroy – Senior Trade Commissioner Latin America from the Australian Trade Commission. Mr Conroy stated the commercial relationship between Chile and Australia is a very dynamic one and it is diversity from the focus on mining to clean renewable energy and consumer products.
Chile and Australia have so much in common, great beaches and fantastic surf which are the key things. Ocean & Earth is a natural fit in Chile and it is fantastic to see George Ordenes – President from Surfers Paradise Distribution an ozzie of Chilean background lead Ocean & Earth’s Chilean strategy. It is great to work with George, Paul and the team at Ocean & Earth and Chile is just the start. The Peru and Brazil markets are next stated Mr Crispin Conroy.
Ocean and Earth’s brand globally has been built its reputation in the surf and snow markets for the last 30 years. Privately owned and also committed to quality and integrity just like Surfers Paradise Distribution in Chile.
Ocean & Earth is two years into a global expansion program and are also currently reviewing other offshore companies that have expressed interest in Ocean & Earths product lines Munten Stated “selecting the right distribution partner and one that fully understands the breadth of Ocean & Earths product lines is instrumental to us gaining further traction in the global market. We are very confident that our partnership with Surfers Paradise Distribution will help drive increased awareness and growth for Ocean & Earth in Chile.”
Ocean & Earth’s current Distributors/Licensees to 32 countries around the world and have experienced a significant growth across all Ocean & Earth product lines over the past 12 months, Ocean & Earth and our Distributors/Licensees are being met and exceeded,” stated Paul Munten.