CTR Imports is celebrating its 18th anniversary at AGHA Gift Fairs with a compelling new range.
Australian homewares wholesaler CTR Imports will return to the AGHA Sydney Gift Fair in February 2018. With an impressive record of over forty consecutive Gift Fairs under their belt, CTR Imports are experts in the furniture, home and garden sectors.
With a mission to provide affordable, functional and stylish products, retail buyers can expect a mix of materials including high-quality wood, metal, rattan, and recycled décor items.
The business held its first stand at an AGHA Gift Fair in September 1999 as a startup looking for immediate exposure to the retail market and has built a loyal customer base ever since by introducing new product lines year on year. With its recent addition of the handcrafted Brambles furniture brand, the CTR Imports offering remains on-trend and compelling.
“Products with a difference is actually our motto,” CTR Imports founder Ari Ripoll told the Australian Gift & Homewares Association. “When I am traveling overseas looking for that next new product, I always take into consideration this saying,” he said.
“We never look for off the shelf products that can be easily replicated and want to give our customers something different all the time. Sometimes we like to split up the launch of new products between Sydney and Melbourne fairs to ensure that our customers visit us at the fairs.”
According to Ari, exhibiting at AGHA Gift Fairs are an easy way to meet new customers and receive orders from regional and interstate customers that he does not get to visit regularly.
“We always exhibit at the AGHA Gift Fairs in both Sydney and Melbourne, and we have never looked back since. All our existing customers come to look at the new products we are introducing and know we will be here for them,” he said.
Current customers range from independent furniture and homewares retailers, garden stores, clothing, florists to big name brands Freedom and Early Settler Group, as well as interior designers or property staging companies that look to its products to finish off rooms.
Looking to the future, Ari is making exciting plans for the expansion of CTR Imports by increasing distribution to Victoria in order to save its customers some of the costs involved with freighting the goods from Sydney.
“We have enjoyed immediate success with the launch of each new range. It doesn’t matter whether you are in the gift, homewares or furniture industry as the range of products being exhibited these days is so vast that you will find niche products that will make a difference to your store,” Ari concluded.
Register now to see CTR Imports at stands 2X3 & 2Y6 Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park during the AGHA Sydney Gift Fair, 24-27 February 2018.