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Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 2, February 2011, Posted On: 1/21/2011

Benchmark Taps Gamecastle As Benelux Nations Distributor

Tim Sanford
Benchmark Games, Gamecastle, Peter Puijn, Lucienne Puijn, Al Kress, Frank Ballouz, amusement games, amusement equipment, arcade games, redemption games, juke box, pinball machine, coin-op games, con machine, video game

HYPOLUXO, FL -- Benchmark's Al Kress reports that Gamecastle, a leading distributor in The Netherlands, has been appointed exclusive sales representative for the Benchmark line in that country, as well as neighboring Belgium and Luxembourg.

Based in Rijen, NL, Gamecastle Co. is family-owned and operated by Peter and Lucienne Puijn, who have been in business for 12 years. The company provides services to operators of amusement games and jukeboxes, as well as offering home rentals and repairs.

"Gamecastle has achieved its current position in the marketplace due to the hard work and dedication of Peter and Lucienne Puijn," said Frank Ballouz, head of international sales for Benchmark Games, who has worked with Gamecastle for five years. " Peter is a hands-on owner. I've seen him unloading and loading containers and delivering equipment to customers on a Friday evening."

Kress added that the Puijns' experience as operators and now as full-time, well-established distributors in the Benelux region has made Gamecastle "exactly the type of company we want to be affiliated with in the international marketplace."

The Puijns have traveled the world, attending trade shows in search of the right products to meet their customers' needs. One such trip brought them to Orlando, FL, for the recent International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions expo.

Peter Puijn observed that he and his entire company are looking forward to representing Benchmark Games in the Benelux countries. "I feel that our experience and current knowledge of the industry and our area of Europe makes for a perfect partnership," said Puijn. "Gamecastle is built on honesty, making sure we are there to service the customer and stand behind what we promise."

Gamecastle Co. maintains a website at gamecastle.nl.

Florida-based Benchmark Games is a leader in the design and manufacture of redemption games and related products. Among its most popular models are The Trap Door, Monster Drop, Wheel-Deal X-Treme, Pop-It X-Treme and Slam-A-Winner X-Treme.

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