Partnership provides scalable operational capabilities to quickly activate further market expansion
June 2, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. (TSX-V:SGB) (“Solegear” or the “Company”) today announced that it has partnered with Ingram Micro’s Commerce & Fulfillment Division to support accelerated growth of the Company’s good naturedTM brand. Following recent launches of good naturedTM at Mills Office Productivity, London Drugs and Best Buy Canada, this new partnership provides Solegear with the inventory and fulfillment capabilities, plus business development services to quickly meet growing demand for good naturedTM sustainable office products across Canada.
For over 35 years, Ingram Micro has been a recognized leader providing inventory management, fulfillment and end-to-end commerce services, achieving a Fortune 62 ranking in 2015. Ingram Micro’s commitment to investing in technology provides Solegear immediate access to scalability, operational efficiencies and direct exposure to Ingram’s top-tier brands and retail customers across Canada and around the world.
“Solegear’s strength is the development of global-leading bioplastic products and packaging,” said Paul Antoniadis, CEO of Solegear. “Rather than invest significant capital to build only in-house manufacturing and fulfillment capabilities, strong partnerships are central to the Company’s plans to remain nimble and quickly access emerging growth opportunities.” Antoniadis further added, “This most recent partnership provides Solegear with world-class inventory, fulfillment and business development services to access Ingram’s retailer base, the opportunity to immediately capture share in the multi-billion home and office organization market and a stable foundation for global growth and scale.”
The good naturedTM brand, colours and packaging are all designed to bring a lighthearted, modern spirit to environmentally friendly consumer products. good natured™ stackable legal trays, self-stacker desk trays, vertical file holders, paper clip dispensers and pencil holders are all made with industry-leading 85% plant-based bioplastic materials that have been independently certified by the USDA BioPreferred® program.
About Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc.
Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. (TSX-V:SGB) is an innovator in the field of next generation bioplastics made from annually renewable plant-based sources. Committed to the principles of Green Chemistry, Solegear is driven by its mission to create healthier, safer and stronger communities by fundamentally changing the way plastics are made.
Solegear’s proprietary bioplastic formulations, Polysole® and Traverse®, are designed to meet today’s social and corporate requirements to lower carbon emissions, reduce waste and remove toxicity typically associated with traditional petroleum-based plastics. Together with its partners, Solegear custom engineers, produces and distributes its high-performance bioplastics as resin, sheets and finished goods with some of the highest percentages of renewable, plant-based materials currently available in the industry.
For more information: www.solegear.ca and www.mygoodnatured.com
About Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions
Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions provides infrastructure and technology to support brands’ and retailers’ global growth. Powered by our award-winning Shipwire service delivery platform and the scale of Ingram Micro’s 154 distribution centers in 45 countries, we provide order fulfillment and commerce solutions with access to the unique growth opportunities of the world’s largest tech distributor with over 200,000 resellers.
The largest brands and retailers in the world trust Ingram Micro Commerce & Fulfillment to deliver exceptional buyer experiences on every order, every day, everywhere. Find out more at: www.ingrammicrocommerce.com.
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“Paul Antoniadis” Chief Executive Officer and Director
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