ToughBuilt Announces Agreement with Major European Distributor
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Feb. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ToughBuilt Industries, Inc. (“ToughBuilt”) (NASDAQ: TBLT; TBLTW), a designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative tools and accessories to the building industry, today announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Toolbank, one of Europe's leading specialist distributors of hand and power tools to independent retailers.
Toolbank specializes in the distribution of hand tools, power tools, consumables, accessories, fixings and fasteners to the retail and merchant trades throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as across Europe. As a specialist distributor of many of the most well known worldwide tool and accessory brands/manufacturers, Toolbank currently stocks over 30,000 products.
Mr. Wayne Flory, CEO of Toolbank, stated, “We are excited to partner with ToughBuilt in order to bring their tools and accessories to our customers across the UK and Ireland. ToughBuilt has built a reputation for quality, innovation and value. The initial feedback from both retailers and consumers has been extremely positive and we look forward to expanding the number of SKUs and retail locations we will be supplying.”
Michael Panosian, Chief Executive Officer of ToughBuilt, commented, “We are rapidly expanding our brand across Europe and are pleased to announce this latest distribution agreement with Toolbank. Toolbank brings long-term relationships with its customers and suppliers, which immediately expands our footprint within key markets. We are initially supplying 83 SKUs, which we plan to increase over time. Importantly, Toolbank operates from 15 regional warehouses, 11 branches, and two distribution centers in Dublin, Ireland, which will allow us to scale up rapidly to meet the anticipated demand for our products.”
About ToughBuilt Industries, Inc.
ToughBuilt is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative tools and accessories to the building industry. We market and distribute various home improvement and construction product lines for both the do-it-yourself and professional markets under the TOUGHBUILT® brand name, within the global multibillion dollar per year tool market industry. All of our products are designed by our in-house design team. Since launching product sales in 2013, we have experienced significant annual sales growth. Our current product line includes three major categories, with several additional categories in various stages of development, consisting of Soft Goods & Kneepads and Sawhorses & Work Products. Our mission is to provide products to the building and home improvement communities that are innovative, of superior quality derived in part from enlightened creativity for our end users while enhancing performance, improving well-being and building high brand loyalty. Additional information about the Company is available at: https://www.toughbuilt.com/.
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Released February 1, 2019