Adds Italy to the company’s global network

MILWAUKEE and ESPOO, Finland – January 9, 2013 -- U-Line, the award-winning market leader in premium built-in undercounter ice making, refrigeration and wine preservation products, announced today that it has continued its global distribution expansion by signing an importer agreement in Italy.

U-Line recently secured an agreement with Showtime Essential Kitchen Solutions of Ireland and is pleased to add
I & D SRL in Italy to its network. The distribution agreements continue the launch of the Modular 3000 Series, providing high-quality premium built-in undercounter products to Europe starting Q1 of 2013.

"U-Line is excited to partner with such high-caliber importers/distributors for the critical European market,” stated Mark Russell, VP Sales & Marketing at U-Line. "This new importer is a perfect fit for U-Line. Incredible work ethic, network of industry and design professionals, and experience in importing, distributing and servicing product have proven their ability to launch and build brands. I’m proud to work with them to grow our businesses together.”

I & D SRL has a showroom and logistics center in Villasanta, in the heart of Lombardy and close to Milan. They will offer U-Line’s Modular 3000 Series and select Marine products starting Q2 of 2013. Marco Terenghi and Massimo Baratté will oversee distribution in Italy.

“Our customers are very design driven and expect the best in premium products,” said Marco Terenghi, Managing Director of I & D. “The U-Line Modular 3000 Series and Marine line fully live up to their expectations.”

About U-Line’s Modular 3000 Series
The Modular 3000 Series integrates seamlessly into standard cabinetry widths of 18”, 24”, and 36”. Designed and assembled in America, but built for the world, the U-Line Modular 3000 Series product line is designed for and developed on a global platform. The fully integrated and concealed U-Select® control system, ergonomically located on the top the door, is available in five languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French and German.

About U-Line
For over five decades, and through three generations, U-Line has been synonymous with innovation, quality and value in the premium built-in undercounter ice making, refrigeration and wine preservation market. Providing versatility for multiple applications, U-Line’s product collection includes undercounter ice makers, Wine Captain® Model wine preservation appliances, drink cabinets, refrigerators and freezers. U-Line is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a west coast office located in Laguna Beach, California and a European office located in Espoo, Finland. For more information on U-Line and its products, visit or on Facebook, at

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