Effective from June 1, PB Bade & Freizeitmode GmbH will be the new distributor of the sandals brands Ipanema, Rider and Grendha in Germany, replacing the Kirchheim-Heimstetten-based company Wave & Motion. Walter Welzmiller, who has been sales and distribution manager of the three Brazilian labels at Wave & Motion, will resume this position at PB. Furthermore, the regional sales representatives that operate in nearly 1.700 stores will continue as contact persons for the retail market in the different districts. In addition, these regional sales representatives will be supported by the PB sales team for the new distribution channels of swimwear and underwear. The trade agency Werner Kolm continues to be responsible of Ipanema, Rider and Grendha’s distribution for the Austrian market.

PB Bade & Freizeitmode GmbH has collected large branch-experience by the production and distribution of their brand Palm Beach. The inherited Brazilian labels will also continue to be shown at the GDS fair and in trade union’s in-house exhibitions. For the future, an appearance at swimwear trade shows will be added.