SOURCE: Inalfa Sunroofs

October 11, 2006 13:10 ET

Inalfa Sunroofs, LLC Expands Sales Initiatives

WIXOM, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2006 -- Inalfa Sunroofs, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Roadwire as Inalfa Sunroofs manufacturer's representative to market and sell Inalfa Sunroofs products within the North American Restyling industry, effective November 1, 2006. Dennis Samfilippo, Inalfa Sunroofs CEO, stated, "The appointment of Roadwire is consistent with our worldwide sales expansion strategy. We are currently expanding our global market penetration by replacing our direct sales force with sales rep agencies. Utilizing Roadwire for our North American sales representation takes us from three sales people to nine sales people, effectively tripling our sales contact capability while improving customer service and communication." Roadwire will handle all field sales contact and marketing for the restyling sales channel within the United States and Canada.

Mr. Samfilippo added, "The opportunity to combine forces with an industry leader like Roadwire helps broaden and strengthen our market channel while creating new and incremental profit opportunities for our core customers and their dealers."

While Roadwire will maintain the customer sales contact, Inalfa Sunroofs will continue to provide all sunroof technical service and training support. It will also maintain the customers' commercial relationship through processing the customer orders, shipping, invoicing, collections and warranty. Tom Corton and Kevin Conover, current Inalfa Sunroof regional salesmen, will be hired by Roadwire and will help in the sales transition while largely maintaining their existing sales territories. Inalfa Sunroofs national accounts will continue to be serviced in-house by Bob Maurer.

"Our new sales relationship with Inalfa Sunroofs will really expand their aftermarket presence. One focused sales team providing sunroof/leather and electronics packages will provide our customers with a real competitive advantage," said Dave Taylor, National Sales Manager for Roadwire.

"The expansion of our sales relationship with Roadwire represents a big step in the right direction. This move enables us to focus all of our energy and efforts on developing new products, upgrading existing product, and increasing manufacturing capacity. We are very confident in Roadwire's sales-driven ambitions and believe that growth in market share will be a natural result of this relationship," added Dennis Samfilippo.

"The combination of leather, sunroof and DVD products gives Roadwire a real opportunity to help our Restylers grow their aftermarket business. Our strategy allows Restylers to buy at deeper discounts and save on inventory costs and freight expenses while making it easier to purchase a broad line of aftermarket products. This translates into savings that drop right to their bottom lines. Our #1 goal at Roadwire is to help Restylers become more profitable and as they do the Aftermarket Industry as a whole becomes healthier. Roadwire can help Restylers become more profitable by becoming the premier one-stop shop for Restylers across the nation. We understand that our marketplace is extremely competitive. We believe that the combination of an aggressive Sales Team, world class Customer Service, and top quality Inalfa products offers our Restylers the best chance of success," stated Aaron Forrister, President of Roadwire.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Inalfa Sunroofs
    50695 Varsity Ct.
    Wixom, MI 48393 USA
    Tel. (800) 521-9753
    Fax (810) 227-0129