Engelsrufer chief executive officer Mario Martini has spoken to Professional Jeweller about his plans for the UK market, having recently taken on IBB Dublin to control distribution.
Martini (pictured) opted to use IBB Dublin after the company quickly secured 70 accounts in Ireland. It now aims to have 85 doors by October 2015.
IBB Dublin’s new UK sales manager Justin Simons will lead the team in opening 60 new Engelsrufer accounts – on top of the 26 it already has – by the end of 2015.
The new IBB and Engelsrufer partnership will commence officially at International Jewellery London later this month. The brand’s growing UK presence will add to its 900 doors in Germany, 400 in Austria and growing base in South Africa and America, where 60 accounts were opened in just three months.
In total, Engelsrufer has 3,000 customers worldwide.
Professional Jeweller’s full interview with Mario Martini can be found in the September 2015 issue.