GSI Outdoors Grows Presence in Europe With New Italian and Polish Distributors

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GSI Outdoors, a leading supplier of outdoor cook- and tableware, has just signed distribution agreements with Künzi S.p.A. in Italy and Ravenoutdoor S.C. in Poland. Effective January 1, 2014, the two new distributors will sell, market and support GSI Outdoors products in their respective countries. These new partners represent the latest in a series of moves over the past couple of years designed to extend GSI Outdoors’ footprint in European Union countries. The announcement was made by Don Scott, co-owner of GSI Outdoors.

In November 2011, the company retained the services of Andreas Ruhs to spearhead GSI Outdoors business interests in Europe and to add people and resources to accelerate sales and manage growth. These new European partners are two important results of his efforts and bring the total number of European distributors to 18. In early 2011, the company also opened a warehouse in the Netherlands to support their European distributors.

“All these moves represent an important continuation of our strategic global expansion plans,” commented Don. “Both Künzi and Ravenoutdoor are well established in their respective countries with many years experience in the outdoor market. We know that they will strengthen our stronghold in southern and Eastern Europe and help grow our business in these very sought-after markets.”

GSI Outdoors currently has agreements with EU distributors in Great Britain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia.

GSI Outdoors is in the business of making cookware and dining products that adapt the comforts of home to active outdoor lifestyles at the campsite, base camp and anywhere in between. In 1985, brothers Don and Ian Scott and sister Kathy started the company in San Diego and then moved to Spokane, Washington in 1995, where they have been ever since. In 2001, GSI Outdoors started distributing outdoor related gifts under the name of Outside Inside. What began as a small distribution company selling blue enamel tableware has expanded into the design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of an innovative array of outdoor cookware and a whole range of eating and drinking products that are technical, innovative and fun. GSI Outdoors products are distributed worldwide.


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