Date: 10 October 2023
Embargo : For Immediate Release
Contact: Fiona Chin
Email/ Phone: | +60107929888

Recognized for sustainable innovation and quality, Marine Solutions by IGL Coatings takes a significant leap into the marine industry. IGL Coatings appoints SGE Sagl, a Swiss leader in boat care and maintenance, as its exclusive distributor. Granting SGE Sagl, sole distributorship rights to newly launched IGL’s Marine Solutions in Switzerland. This strategic collaboration fills a growing demand for environmentally friendly boat care products in the Swiss nautical arena.

Strengthening Swiss European-Malaysian Ties with Marine Solutions

Through this appointment, IGL amplifies its European and Swiss presence, harnessing new growth opportunities for the Malaysian company. SGE Sagl’s in-depth and local expertise in the Swiss boating and marine industry introduces IGL’s sustainability focused products to Switzerland. The home to some of the world’s most beautiful lakes and prestigious yacht clubs in the world.

Across Europe, the recreational boating sector employs around 280,000 employees with a market size of over USD 14.5 billion. With sustainability being crucial in the industry to preserve the long-term employment and growth opportunities. Small and medium enterprises, such as maintenance and detailing companies play an important role in maintaining and preserving marine environments.

The Rise of Sustainable Boating Industry

The Swiss boating industry is now focusing on sustainability more than ever. Debuting IGL’s Marine Solutions at the Nassa Boat Show, Lugano, they have their sights set on establishing itself amongst the growing companies in the sustainable boating industry; part of the United Nations Global Compact Strategy.

Keong Chun Chieh, CEO and Founder of IGL Coatings, emphasized the industry-wide importance of working together to preserve marine environments through sustainable solutions: “Our collective goal is to be a leading provider of sustainable protective solutions in the region.”

Key aspects of IGL’s sustainability efforts include reducing toxic and heavy metals, minimizing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), researching sustainable raw materials such as bio resins, and providing ongoing education on maintenance and cleaning practices.

Powered by Sustainability: Marine Solutions & the sustainable boating industry

IGL Coatings’ Marine Solutions integrates performance with eco-consciousness, providing Swiss boat owners peace of mind. Sustainable cleaning products, surface treatments and ceramic protective coatings offer environmentally conscious boat owners and operators an easy and effective way to maintain their vessels in a more responsible manner.

Swiss maritime enthusiasts can now access IGL’s advanced, sustainable product range along with local Swiss service, support, and expertise from SGE Sagl.

SGE Sagl – A Beacon of Swiss Maritime Quality and Sustainability

SGE Sagl expertise and skill has carved itself out a significant niche in Switzerland’s maritime sector. Offering a comprehensive services, ranging from boat care consultation to hands-on maintenance training. Under the helm of Ing. Federico Franchini, SGE Sagl embodies an unwavering commitment to sustainability. A continuing testament of a shared vision with IGL Coatings ~ towards a cleaner, greener Swiss boating industry.

IGL Coatings and SGE Sagl are dedicated to crafting innovative solutions that align with the evolving sustainability trends of the Swiss maritime sector. Over the next years, both companies will leverage Switzerland’s growing eco-tourism, sustainability practices, and technological advancements, setting the standard for eco-responsible boat care in Switzerland.

About IGL Coatings

IGL Coatings stands at the forefront of sustainable, top-tier cleaning solutions, protective marine coatings, and surface treatments for the aquatic sector. Known for its relentless R&D driving innovation, IGL Coatings ensures marine enthusiasts can defend against oceanic elements while championing a greener boating future.

A multi-award winning Malaysian Technology firm based in Shah Alam focusing on developing innovative, disruptive and sustainable nanotechnology products. IGL Coatings offers a wide range of sustainable automotive, aviation, marine and industrial solutions. IGL Coatings pioneered sustainable ceramic coatings. Being the world’s first  in the industry to have graphene technology verified in their products. The Company and its products are ISO 9001:2015 Certified, SIRIM QAS International, TUV Rheinland.

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