Craft Focus - October/November 2022 (Issue 93)

9 INDUSTRY NEWS  Industry news Latest news from the craf industry Gleener announces European expansion with new UK office Gleener Inc., a leader in sustainable housewares, has announced the company’s expansion in the UK/Europe with the opening of a UK office. “It’s an exciting time for us at Gleener, our expansion into Europe marks a milestone moment in the growth of the company and the growth of the sustainable housewares category globally,” says Kim Cole, founder, and CEO of Gleener. “Expanding our physical presence is an investment in our existing and future European customers. We’re now positioned to support the growing number of retailers looking for sustainable solution-based products that work!” Robert Winstanley joins GLEENER UK as its Director of UK/ European Sales with ambitious plans to skyrocket the business across the region. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Robert brings with him a strong skill-set and excellent reputation. “I’m thrilled to be joining GLEENER and to have been given the opportunity to change the game for the sustainable cleaning and fabriccare categories across Europe. Consumers are increasingly looking for eco-friendly alternatives to traditional non-sustainable products,” says Winstanley. “We look forward to supporting retailers and consumers alike to achieve their sustainability goals.” New premises! TheMagicTouch in the UK has confirmed its recent acquisition of additional warehouse and offices adjoining the current Dunstable, Bedfordshire base. The company, this year, is celebrating 30 years of trading and continues to develop and market the latest in image transfer technology with its four brands: TheMagicTouch, MagiCut, DyeSubMagic and DTFMagic. Jim Nicol, Managing Director commented, “The additional building and space will enable us to further expand our training and marketing facilities which continue to be popular with both existing and prospective customers. This has been highlighted by the increase in customers attending detailed training for White-Toner Printers, Print & Cut and more recently Direct to Film (DTF) transfer printing prior to having their equipment installed and commissioned. Our other marketing support programmes for CRM and target sampling continue to be well received”. For further details of any demonstrations, training or support contact , telephone +44 (0)1582 671 444 or visit the website: