V-ZUG: own sales organization in the United Kingdom and Ireland

V-ZUG: own sales organization in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Zug, Switzerland, March 17 2014 - V-ZUG, the Swiss manufacturer of premium kitchen and laundry room appliances, a business unit of Metall Zug Group, has established its own sales organization for the United Kingdom and Ireland to strengthen customer focus.


V-ZUG has been present in the UK and Ireland with an agent and a selective partner network since 2010. Through the investment into a V-ZUG-owned sales organization the company not only demonstrates its focus on the customer, but also reinforces its commitment to the UK and Ireland as promising markets. A showroom and an Experience Centre, located just outside Milton Keynes, have been established since 2011. At this facility the product portfolio is on display and the representatives of the "Gourmet Academy" organize events on a regular basis.

New Sales Director appointed
In order to strengthen the local team, Tim Hutchinson, an experienced manager in the domestic appliance industry, has joined the V-ZUG team in the role of a Sales Director with immediate effect. The "Gourmet Academy" will continue to be managed by James Smith and the Service & Support team by Graham Smy.

V-ZUG – Premium Swiss Quality since 1913
V-ZUG has been a symbol of Premium Swiss Quality since 1913. Meticulous workmanship and leading technology producing superior quality and striking elegance is not only tradition at V-ZUG. It is, above all, the commitment to progress. V-ZUG is driven by the wants and needs of customers for more innovative, more efficient and more user-friendly appliances in the kitchen and laundry room.

About V-ZUG
V-ZUG AG is the most important company in the Metall Zug Group. As Swiss market leader, it develops, manufactures and sells high-quality and resource-efficient kitchen and laundry appliances. Its forward-looking innovations enable it to consistently stand out as a technology leader. V-ZUG with its range of premium products is represented in 20 countries on three continents. V-ZUG, which celebrated its centenary in 2013, is based in Zug and has a workforce of over 1,300.

About Metall Zug Group
The Metall Zug Group focuses on its three core businesses and is managed as an industrial group. It is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and has a staff of around 3,500 employees. The Household Appliances Business Unit includes the Swiss market leader V-ZUG AG, SIBIRGroup AG and Gehrig Group AG. The Infection Control Business Unit is represented by the Belimed Group, and the Schleuniger Group makes up the Wire Processing Business Unit. The holding company Metall Zug AG is listed in the Domestic Standard of SIX Swiss Exchange, Zurich (registered shares of type B: securities number 3982108, ticker symbol METN).

Contacts:
Dieter Elmiger, Business Development Manager, V-ZUG Ltd., CH-6301 Zug, Switzerland
dieter.elmiger@vzug.com; +41 41 767 68 89

Tim Hutchinson, Sales Director, V-ZUG in UK/Ireland, Unit 18 Cromwell Business Park,
18 Howard Way, Newport Pagnell, MK16 9QS, United Kingdom
tim.hutchinson@vzug.com; +44 843 289 5759

www.vzug.com
info.uk@vzug.com