Arguably the most exotic continent on the globe, Australia is home to landscapes and creatures found nowhere else on Earth. It’s also houses a regional Zak Designs office in Melbourne, Victoria. Through this joint venture, Zak’s line of children’s and adult dinnerware is distributed across Australia and New Zealand. Established in 2002 Zak Australia has quickly become the industry leader in the land down under.
Since Zak Designs first started producing dinnerware and drinkware, the North American market has consistently expanded. To help cover the continent, Zak established a distribution operation in Canada in 1999. As the demand for Zak products in Canada increased, it became impractical for the U.S. sales force to adequately cover the entire area. So in 2004, Zak Designs opened an office in to focus specifically on the Canadian market. With increased attention to the needs of Canadian consumers and retailers, Zak-Canada is giving us the ability to more effectively provide the adult and children’s dinnerware products that Canada is asking for.
Located in Shanghai, Zak China was established late in 2005 and will help us better serve the needs of consumers in China and throughout Asia. Initially focusing on the licensed mealtime business, Zak China also plans to extend its product offering to cover our adult line, such as the kitchen prep and various selection of dinnerware with high quality designs.
The reason that Zak Designs can consistently deliver high quality products at competitive prices is because of the dedication and hard work of our sister company, Sara Rose International (SRI). Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, SRI is the exclusive buying and sourcing agent for Zak. SRI continually finds and secures the best raw materials, manages and maintains the factories that produce our products, and builds relationships in the orient that are crucial for us to produce superior products and ship them around the world. SRI maintains stringent quality control and social compliance, and, with Zak, has invested in several joint-venture factories.
With showrooms in Taiwan, Hong Kong and ShenZhen, China, and a sales force at the headquarters, SRI is also the main support system for our distributors in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia and Africa.
Markets in the United Kingdom vary greatly from markets in the United States. To keep in touch with customer needs in the UK, Zak opened an office in England in 1995. Through this office Zak UK stays on top of the changing trends and helps create Zak Designs’ products that satisfy consumer needs in the United Kingdom.
(Note the UK offers items from FOR KIDS and FOR BABY. The FOR HOME line is handled through the European Offices)