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Press Release – updated: Oct 12, 2018 07:30 CDT
OAK BROOK, Ill., October 12, 2018 – Representatives of Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Elkay Interior Systems (EIS) today announced their acquisition of the seating and decor business of The Marketing Store, a global customer engagement agency, including operations based in both Hong Kong and mainland China. The move strengthens Elkay Interior Systems' ability to serve international customers who are rapidly expanding their branded retail operations in Asia.
Elkay Interior Systems – or EIS — is a global leader in the Design, Branding, Seating, Decor, and Fixtures for the commercial interiors industry. The company specializes in the Restaurant, Retail, Hospitality, and Education markets. They have been helping top Global Brands manage their retail brand experience in international markets for nearly 40 years. This acquisition completes EIS' global supply chain, enabling them to support the needs of current and future customers as they grow throughout the world.
“We've been on a tremendous growth path since being acquired by Elkay in 2017,” says Vice President and General Manager, Tony Lutz. “In February, 2017, we integrated the commercial arm of Elkay's business in Mexico to form Elkay Interior Systems, Latin America…and today we are taking a major step forward in our strategic expansion into the Asia markets, which is key to supporting the international growth strategies of our global clientele.”
“Since 2009, The Marketing Store has provided the sourcing and supply of high-quality seating and decor to our customers, helping them to grow their business,” says Mark Landolt, President, The Marketing Store. “Our goal is to continue to provide our customers with a strong path to future growth and ensure continuity along the way. With Elkay's strong retail design and build capabilities, I am confident they are the right partner to drive our customers to the next level.”
EIS consults, designs, builds, and installs commercial interiors, from concept to completion, unlike any other company in the market today. Their designers and artists provide vision, strength and consistency while bringing our clients' brands to life. Specialized project managers and market managers carefully guide project goals, timelines and budgets. Extensive manufacturing facilities and certified installers ensure flawless execution of every element. Even after opening day, the company supports clients through an expert international customer service team.
EIS works with a premier list of international customers such as McDonald's, Starbucks and Marriott, many of whom are actively expanding in the Asian market. The company has a proven track record for creating extraordinary interiors, executed with the highest levels of excellence around the globe.
“We are excited about The Marketing Store's seating and decor business,” Lutz continues. “They are a perfect fit for helping us further expand our ability into Hong Kong and mainland China to serve our global customers as they grow their businesses in the Asia Market.”
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Elkay is 98-year-old family-owned and operated manufacturer of products for the building industry. Family-owned and professionally managed, Elkay has been making innovative products and delivering excellent customer care since 1920. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Elkay today delivers world-class sinks, faucets, foodservice fixtures, water coolers, drinking fountains and award-winning rapid bottle filling stations. Elkay Wood Products is one of America's leading cabinetmakers in the marketplace, and Elkay Interior Systems is an international leader in the design and build of branded retail environments for some of the world's most fast growing and beloved restaurant and hospitality brands. To learn more about Elkay Interior Systems, visit http://www.isiamerica.com/ — to learn more about Elkay, visit www.corporate.elkay.com.
About The Marketing Store Worldwide
As a global customer engagement agency, The Marketing Store creates cutting-edge brand experiences that captivate, promote discussion, and spark action. Areas of expertise include loyalty & CRM, contests, games & sweeps, retail experience, brand identity & packaging, partnerships, and product. The Marketing Store specializes in creating and sustaining high-value customer relationships for clients such as McDonald's and T-Mobile. They are headquartered in downtown Chicago with 13 locations across the globe and are privately held as part of the HAVI Group. To learn more visit http://www.tmsw.com.
Source: Elkay Interior Systems
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