Koozie Group Acquires HotLine Products
Koozie Group (previously BIC Graphic), Clearwater, Fla., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has announced the completion of the acquisition of HotLine Products.
HotLine Products is well-known in the promotional products industry for its wide selection of calendars, including appointment, desk, executive and commercial styles; planners and journals; and custom capabilities, as well as offerings featuring Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post and David Maass, among others. Its focus on safety and responsible printing processes, using recycled materials and paper from sustainable sources, also aligns with Koozie Group’s enhanced commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
“Koozie Group and HotLine are two of the top names in promotional calendars who also have similar standards around quality and sustainability," said David Klatt, CEO of Koozie Group. "That alignment, along with our Sleepy Eye team’s expertise in calendar printing and production, made this acquisition a great opportunity for us to take another step toward our future vision."
Koozie Group is committed to keeping the HotLine product assortment as it exists today for the 2022 calendar season. HotLine items will be available under the Koozie Group portfolio, produced out of the Koozie Group facility in Sleepy Eye, Minn., and serviced by award-winning sales and service teams.
Koozie Group is one of the largest manufacturers of promotional calendars in North America, with nearly 400 stock items in their current assortment. All Koozie Group calendars are produced domestically at its Sleepy Eye facility which safely and responsibly operates according to ISO 14001 environmental standards, producing more than three calendars every second. The Triumph and Good Value calendar lines include licenses from well-known names like The Saturday Evening Post, Tim Cox and the Hautman Brothers, as well as eco-friendly options from brands like goingreen.
“We’re proud to be the No. 1 supplier of promotional calendars, and further strengthening our market position is an important part of Koozie Group’s long-term plan for scalable and sustainable growth,” said Klatt. “We’re excited to add HotLine’s assortment of high-quality, reputable products to our existing calendar line and look forward to helping HotLine customers build their brand legacies.”
For more information on Koozie Group, visit www.kooziegroup.com.