Eichholtz expands into Canada
HIGH POINT, North Carolina – Eichholtz, one of the largest furnishings, lighting and accessories resources in Europe, is planning to expand its reach across both Canada and the United States during the spring edition of the furniture market, which ends here later this week.
In a statement, the company – which is based in The Netherlands – said it is streamlining the ease of service and fulfillment by broadening its facilities, operations and sales programs to support it growing North American account base of retailers, designers and architects.
Eichholtz has named Pioneer Commodities as its exclusive logistics service provider and together will service all domestic orders from an expansive New Jersey-based warehouse, allowing for quicker turnaround times and pre-established freight costs for U.S. and Canadian buyers.
This North American distribution hub will also be bolstered by a wider, and more localised sales network. In addition to seeking independent sales representatives to represent the line in the U.S., Glenlin Marketing of Toronto has been selected to represent Eichholtz in Canada.
“We look forward to expanding our relationships with several targeted accounts ranging from national retailers to independent stores, interior designers and architects, to hotels and restaurants. Our experience is that a very limited number of customers from North America visit the European interior home exhibitions where Eichholtz has among the largest presence,” Jay van Galen Last, Eichholtz’s manager of operations and business development, said in a statement.
“In terms of logistics,” he added, “we have listened to our customers on how to optimally service them. We supply customers in more than 100 countries from our warehouse near Amsterdam running a smooth operation and ensuring speedy and safeguarded delivery of products. For a selective number of clients we even organize direct deliveries from our manufacturing plants located in different areas of the world.
“For the U.S. and Canadian markets, we are confident that our broad, beautifully-crafted collection is now backed by easy turnkey logistics and fulfillment, which sets the foundation for our longer term plans to grow our brand internationally,” he added.
With a 375,000 square foot warehouse located in the Netherlands, 95% of the Eichholtz collection is in stock and products ship immediately upon ordering.
This spring the company plans to introduce, both physically and digitally, some 500 new products across 60 categories. It maintains a web site at www.eichholtz.com.