Elkay Interior Systems Acquires Asian-Based Seating And Décor Business
Move expands the company's growing international branded retail design and builds capabilities
OAK BROOK, Ill. (October 7, 2018) – Representatives of Milwaukee, WI-based Elkay Interior Systems (EIS) today announced their acquisition of the seating and décor 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, Décor, 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 décor 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 décor 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."
Family owned since 1920, Elkay offers high-quality, innovative plumbing products and delivers excellent customer service. Like your family, Elkay has values and traditions that endure; like a commitment to sustainability and to our country. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Elkay is an American-owned and -operated company, providing thousands of jobs that support our families and communities. We are proud to be America’s No. 1 selling kitchen sink company.
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 www.tmsw.com.