4imprint Group plc, the leading global distributor of imprinted promotional products, today announces that the Company has won a two-year exclusive contract with Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation. This contract is currently estimated to be worth million annually for a two-year period to 4imprint and covers the US, European and Far Eastern markets.
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation, a subsidiary of the Brunswick Corporation, is a marketing and manufacturing company for the recreational market. Its areas of interest include marine engines, boating, fitness equipment, bowling centres and billiard tables.
Brunswick has contracted 4imprint to develop apparel for the Viz-A-Ball line for Brunswick Bowling, which is to be sold through Brunswick’s webstore – online shop. 4imprint will develop the design of the apparel and customise it for the Viz-A-Ball line, which includes Disney, Warner Bros, WWF and Miller Brewing logos.
Commenting on Brunswick Bowling & Billiards win, Dick Nelson, CEO of 4imprint Group plc, said: “This is a significant contract win for 4imprint, not only in terms of revenue but to reinforce our corporate position as a leading global distributor of imprinted promotional apparel”.
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For further information, please contact:
4imprint Group plc
Dick Nelson, CEO
Tel: +001 (920) 236 7270
Bankside Consultants Limited
Henry Harrison-Topham / Russell Elliott
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7444 4141
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4imprint Group plc
The 4imprint Group plc is a leading international network of wholly owned companies in the highly fragmented billion promotional products industry. Globally, the Company is the largest direct marketer of imprinted promotional products, and the fourth largest distributor. The Company’s blue-chip roster of clients includes BT, British Airways, Microsoft, BMW, Mercedes, Hitachi Data Systems, Crawford, Amec, Raley’s, Saturn and other leading companies who use promotional products to build their brand and increase customer loyalty. The Company operates in four distribution channels: direct marketing, corporate programmes, premium and incentive promotions and partner services.
The Group headquarters is in Manchester with other UK facilities in Woking, Whitefield, Vauxhall and Bristol. The 4imprint US offices are located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Quincy, Massachusetts. In addition, 4imprint has operations in France, Germany, Canada and China.
4imprint has worked closely with clients for over 25 years in the use of branded promotional products to support customers’ marketing and branding efforts. The Company offers the only global solution in the industry in the areas of product sourcing and services.
The Company has developed proprietary systems that provide the easiest way to order imprinted promotional products. Its fully e-commerce enabled online solutions provide customers with 24/7 access. 4imprint has 700 highly trained employees and currently provides services to more than 200,000 customers, including all of the Fortune 100® companies.
4imprint is traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol FOUR. The company has established an American Depositary Receipts (ADR) programme in the US for US-based investors.
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation is a subsidiary of the Brunswick Corporation is a marketing and manufacturing of high-quality products for the recreational market. Its areas of interest include marine engines, boating, fitness, bowling and billiards. The Company generated .8 billion in sales in 2000 and currently has 22,700 employees.
Brunswick Corporation, headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, is a manufacturer and marketer of leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; Sea Ray, Bayliner, Maxum, Hatteras and Sealine pleasure boats; Baja high-performance boats; Boston Whaler and Trophy offshore fishing boats; Princecraft fishing, deck and pontoon boats; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and ParaBody fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centres, equipment and consumer products; and Brunswick billiard tables.
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