Effective January 2017 KIWO has integrated the business activities of JW Agencies and Wilflex Printing Supplies into its operation. Both companies have been an integral part of the NSW screen printing industry for many years by supplying a wide range of high quality products and offering outstanding service to their customers throughout that period.
“As the leading supplier into the Screen Printing Industry in Australia the integration of those two companies and their very experienced and versatile staff members makes a lot of sense for us” says Martin Stacher, Managing Director of KIWO. “We are very pleased with the direction and we are looking forward to offer an even more comprehensive service and product range to our esteemed customer base” he continues.
JW Agencies has been one of the trusted suppliers into the Screen printing industry in the Greater Sydney region for decades. Bill Porteous has been a mainstay in the Australian Screen Printing Industries for a long time and he is pleased to see that his legacy will be continued within KIWO. “I have been looking for a good solution to ensure the future of my business for a while – with KIWO I have found the perfect place. Not only are we operating in a similar yet not overlapping market space but also the philosophies of JW Agencies and KIWO are congruent, we are both looking to offer quality products and services to our esteemed customer base.” Joining KIWO as well is Tyrone Michael – a long time loyal employee of JW Agencies and responsible for the stencil making.
Not as long as JW Agencies, but Wilflex Printing Supplies has been around for quite a while as well. Troy Lenton has a long time relationship with many T-Shirt / Garment printers in the Greater Sydney area. However, being a rather small entity and working the market mainly with the help and support of his wife Tanya, Troy found it harder and harder to grow the business. “Now being part of a corporate yet family style outfit like KIWO will allow me to spend more time out in the market and seeing customers more often” says Troy Lenton. “The combination of my experience in the market and the complete product range including stencil making will allow us to be even more successful.”
About JW Agencies:
Founded in 1993 JW Agencies has been one of the mainstays in the Greater Sydney region for the past 24 years. Founder Bill Porteous – a Chemist by training – has been in the Printing industry since more than 50 years. JW Agencies enjoyed a very good reputation within its clientele by offering products from reputable international brands from all over the world (KIWO, Ulano, Sefar, Grunig, Signtronic, Sericol and others) coupled with outstanding customer service and understanding of the individual screen printing processes for various applications.
About Wilflex Printing Supplies:
Troy Lenton has been running WPS since 2003. As a trained Screen printer he knows exactly what the modern T-Shirt / Garment printer is looking for. Troy has been offering his knowledge and products (among others brands like Wilflex, KIWO, Ulano) to a variety of textile screen printers in the Greater Sydney region and beyond.