Walkinshaw Sports Pty Ltd announce that they have acquired the wholesale golf business of Linkz Marketing as part of their ongoing commitment to the golf industry in New Zealand.
This will see all existing international distribution agreements held by Linkz Marketing for this region now fall under the Walkinshaw Sports NZ banner.
Walkinshaw Sports have taken this strategic move to strengthen their brand position in New Zealand, and most importantly to offer the region a full turn-key solution across the industry’s leading brands.
This new, enlarged business model, along with the winning philosophy which is ingrained in the Walkinshaw Family businesses, indicates that Walkinshaw Sports are committed to supporting the New Zealand golf industry for many years to come.
“This is just one of many steps in our strategic business model aimed at forging and servicing stronger partnerships with our green grass, off course and retail business partners in New Zealand.”
“We will continue to look for opportunities that will strengthen our offering and position in New Zealand, and with the addition of the Linkz Marketing business we are set for a bright 2019 and beyond.” said Dan Harrap, from Walkinshaw Sports.
“A key to our strategy is the appointment of Zane Miller of Linkz Marketing as the Walkinshaw Sports New Zealand General Manager, effective 1 April 2019.”
“Zane is an industry professional with many years of experience in the New Zealand region that will further strengthen our skill set and we are extremely pleased to retain Zane as part of the acquisition.” said Dan Harrap.
“I am very pleased to partner with Walkinshaw Sports and as the new General Manager of the region I look forward to developing the business and combined brand portfolio for the long term. From April, we will implement an integrated operation out of Auckland to offer the entire NZ golf trade a turn-key service solution with a continued focus on being a market leader in this space.” said Zane Miller.
The addition of the Linkz Marketing brands to the Walkinshaw Sports stable will add a significant dimension to an already strong representation in the New Zealand market.
From 1 April 2019, Walkinshaw Sports NZ will distribute the following brands: Clicgear, Daphne Headcovers, E-wheels, Jofit, K-Bell socks, Logo accessories and ball printing, Nancy Lopez, Nickent Golf, NRL, Optima, PGF, Proquip, Ray Cook, Rovic, Sundog, Town Talk, Voice/Swing Caddie and Walkinshaw.