March 24 2014.

Roof, the French designer helmet brand, will be supplied to the UK trade via Lincolnshire-based distributor Putoline Distribution Ltd.

Roof suffered a horrific fire, a few years ago, which destroyed its factory and warehouse unit near Nice, in the South of France. Since then the company has invested in its own brand-new manufacturing plant and has also rebuilt its original building in Pegomas, France, which is now a state of the art office and warehouse facility. Last year Roof celebrated 20 years of manufacturing helmets and the brand has gone from strength to strength.

For 2014 Roof has introduced a new model; the Rover, and has other new and exciting projects in the pipeline. Roof is famous for its innovative flair and was the first manufacturer to commercialise a versatile helmet with a chin bar rotating at 180°, namely, the Boxer. In 2012, the company launched a unique patented automatic mechanism screen titled Desmodromic, with accompanied its new helmet Desmo.

John Hayden, Putoline managing directior said; “This is an exciting time for our company and we are very pleased with the addition of the Roof brand. These helmets are extremely unique and very individual and offer the exact qualities that we have been looking for. Most helmet ranges are very similar and mundane to a certain degree. However, there is nothing mundane or similar to the Roof models. The quality of the Roof range is superb and we have already had a great response from our customers that are keen to become Roof stockists and dealers”.

Ilham Mahfi, the export director for Roof International added; “We have been supplying a number of UK dealers directly over the past few years with great success, but we are delighted to have found a new way to strongly develop our brand within the UK. Putoline Distribution has a full sales team and warehouse facility and logistically makes a perfect partner for us in the UK”.

For further information contact Putoline Distribution. T: 01778 349333. E: sales@putoline.co.uk