D – Michael Puchtler, the former CEO of Giving Europe Germany, is launching his own company onto the promotional products market: As of January 1, 2018 the new company founded by Puchtler, InterPro Brands, which is based in Bremen, will be officially taking up business. According to Puchtler, the product range will encompass around 1,500 items – around half of which will be imported directly from the Far East.
In addition to this, InterPro Brands has entered cooperations with two Italian partners, whose products the new company will exclusively sell on the promotional products market in Germany, Austria and Switzerland: one is a manufacturer that was not active in the industry up until now, which produces in Italy and the other is an import company. Furthermore, as of January 1, 2018 InterPro Brands will start selling the products of the German supplier, reeko design, including the Philippi brand, which were hitherto exclusively offered by reeko design. Only the top 50 customers will continue to be served by reeko directly.
According to Puchtler, InterPro Brands will only sell via the promotional products trade, which the company will present itself to for the first at the PSI Show in Düsseldorf in 2018.