MINNEAPOLIS (April 4, 2019) – Acme Made, a brand in The Airtex Group’s portfolio and a global provider of high-quality backpacks, totes and laptop/tablet cases and accessories, today announced a new licensing agreement with Sarden Solutions. Under the agreement, Sarden Solutions will sell and distribute Acme Made products throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
“We’re excited to become a partner of Acme Made to expand the international presence of the brand across the globe. Licensing this brand will allow us to continue the legacy of Acme Made products with current and new distribution channels,” said Dale Angus, Sarden Solutions CEO. “We’re committed to providing Acme Made customers with the best possible consumer experience. This means we are 100% focused on building an international channel to accelerate brand awareness.”
“Acme Made products have been requested and in demand by people in many countries around the world. Thanks to Sarden Solutions’ proven track record and strong partnerships around the globe, this agreement provides wider access and first class customer service for existing and new Acme Made products,” said Michael Noer, The Airtex Group | Acme Made president.
About The Airtex Group | Acme Made
Established as an agricultural textile manufacturer in 1918, The Airtex Group has become a leading cut and sew manufacturer in the industry. With nearly 100 employees working from their 35,000-square-foot Minneapolis, Minn. headquarters and in locations around the world, The Airtex Group provides clients with in-house design and production services for turnkey private label soft goods sold under a variety of brands around the world. The Airtex Group’s own brand, Acme Made, provides high quality backpacks, totes and laptop/tablet cases that are Authentic, Simple and Cool. Visit www.acmemade.com for more information.
For more background on The Airtex Group’s custom sewn products and textile solutions for premier retail and OEM solutions, visit www.airtexgroup.com.
About Sarden Solutions
Sarden Solutions, Inc. is a rapidly growing designer and marketer of global brands in the Consumer Electronic and Lifestyle Accessories categories. We work with our brand partners to expand current product sales while also through our design expertise and strong offshore manufacturing partnerships expand product categories through our well-defined distribution model. Because of this, Sarden Solutions has achieved significant market share in the CE/Lifestyle Accessory categories. Through our partnerships, we have established a diverse global customer base which includes national retailers with a significant international presence. Founded in 2002, Sarden Solutions is based in Michigan, USA.
Airtex’s northeast Minneapolis factory, historically a cut-and-sew shop for high-end linen draperies and other home products, added mask-making soon after COVID-19 struck.
Workers started crafting masks by hand, as they do other products at the plant. But to be competitive in the suddenly surging mask market, Airtex invested about $500,000 in new machinery to automate the process.