Vantage Apparel Acquires European Corporate Apparel Supplier Lynka
Vantage Apparel, Avanel, N.J., announced it has acquired full-service European corporate apparel supplier Lynka, headquartered in Poland. According to Vantage, the acquisition will make it the largest global supplier and decorator of corporate apparel—offering its decoration services worldwide.
Known for its well-stocked, multi-brand wholesale apparel and merchandise, Lynka will also inventory Vantage’s core product assortment, making way for global uniform programs that have been growing markets for the two companies over the last five years.
“Our partnership with Lynka will allow distributors with global customers to achieve consistency in both top quality apparel and decoration that have been a pinnacle of achievement for both companies through the years,” said Ira Neaman, CEO of Vantage Apparel. “I’m proud to bring Vantage’s reputation in superior decoration and back-office technology services to the world stage.”
Lynka’s leadership will remain intact, with founder and shareholder John Lynch at the helm as president. Lynch, a New Jersey native, will lead the more-than-250-member team in Poland, which services customers across 25 countries in Europe, including the U.K., France, Germany, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, and further afar. Lynka ships decorated apparel anywhere in Europe in as little as 3-10 business days.
“I have personally known Vantage for well over a decade,” said Lynch. “Whenever we shared war stories over the years, Ira and I always agreed that Vantage and Lynka are remarkably similar companies—our unique one-stop-shop solution, our top-notch decoration and, in particular, our approach to business, including our core values. I can’t imagine a better partner than Vantage for the future. “
Like Vantage, Lynka is known for its award-winning embellishment, having won more awards for decoration than any other European apparel company. They are one of the very few Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production-certified apparel manufacturers in Europe, ensuring safe, compliant and environmentally-friendly practices.
Since being founded in 1992, Lynka has decorated more than 85 million garments. Having recently relocated to a modern 100,000 sq. ft. decoration and logistics facility outside of Krakow, Lynka offers its clients a wide range of decoration methods, including screen print, embroidery, transfer-print, sublimation and direct-to-garment digital printing, with the newest Kornit technology. Single-piece garment decoration and full print-on-demand (POD) services are fast growing and important parts of both company’s strategies.
For more information, visit www.vantageapparel.com.