BrandAlliance Merges With A Brand Company

July 2015 - BrandAlliance has merged with Charlotte-based A Brand Company – which includes flagship Activate! Promotions + Marketing.

The move – which follows a three year strategic partnership between the companies – creates a firm with annual sales of approximately $90 million. The company will maintain corporate offices in Toronto and Charlotte.

Activate will begin operating as BrandAlliance by early 2016, with Marc Roy -  formerly the CEO of BrandAlliance – taking on the newly created role of executive chairman of A Brand Company.

“This merger will maximize the benefit of our partnership with not only our clients but our valued suppliers as well,” said Roy. “We are now positioned for growth not only in North America, but globally, over the long term. As we grow, we will be able to provide new and unique solutions to our clients.”

Sawgrass Industrial Joins Forces With Kiian Digital And J-Teck

Acquisition creates the largest industrial digital sublimation group in the world

July 2015 - Sawgrass Industrial, the business division of Sawgrass Technologies, is joining the JK Group, the company which includes the brands Kiian Digital and J-Teck, to extend the group’s technology capabilities. Kiian Digital, J-Teck and Sawgrass Industrial together have The Sawgrass Industrial acquisition creates the largest industrial digital sublimation group and further enlarges JK Group’s portfolio of advanced inks.

“Following the combination of Kiian Digital and J-Teck3 last year, the addition of Sawgrass Industrial takes the JK Group into a global leadership position in the digital sublimation sector and at the forefront of the textile pigment inks market development,”said JK Group President, Dennis Wilby.

“We believe that the synergies of working together will add significant value to the three brands while retaining their independence with separate sales, customer service and product development.” added JK Group CEO, Alberto De Matthaeis.

Spectra USA Opens Montreal Warehouse

July 2015 - Spectra USA Apparel Company recently announced the addition of a Canadian warehouse in Montreal.

“Due to high demand we’ve added a new warehouse in Montreal, you can now rest assured that your orders will be fulfilled quicker than ever,” said Brian McLaughlin of Spectra USA.

For more information, please visit www.spectratees.com