Global Innovations Germany GmbH & Co. KG is a globally active developer and importer of promotional articles and gifts.
Since its founding in 2001, our company has had a resounding impact in the advertising media sector, enjoying a reputation as a supplier of innovative promotional material with excellent service and price/performance ratios.
Thanks to our long-term cooperation with renowned factories in Asia and Europe we are in a position where we can import our products directly – without intermediate agents – thus offering quick, flexible and cost-effective action.
Our worldwide network of universities and designers allows us to develop and realise customised promotional material for our customers.
Since 2009 we have participated in the registration of numerous patents and have extended our range of patented products to more than 100 through in-house developments in cooperation with our innovation team, design professors and universities. Many of the patents can also be utilised as a basis for customised products.
Our factories boast high social standards (BSCI, Sedex) and the relevant certification. You may rest assured that our products are produced in socially acceptable ways and compliant with European directives.
The Global Innovations Germany GmbH & Co. KG success story started in Canada and Sweden.
Our company had been successfully engaged in Australia and Asia since 1990 prior to starting up in the German market as a sole proprietorship company in 2001.
A new era in the Global Innovations company history was entered when it changed to a GmbH & Co. KG in 2004.
Our company developed into a recognised pan-European importer of promotional material, a developer of innovation and a renowned supplier to many retailing groups ‒ not least because we made a point of supplying products customised to meet the individual ideas of our customers.
To obtain in-depth know-how about the promotional articles and gifts market and to meet our customers’ requirements and wishes to the best of our ability, we conducted a survey of this market in cooperation with the Ruhr University Chair for Marketing in Bochum.
The knowledge we gained about wholesalers, user companies and consumers reaffirmed our decision to intensify our focus on patents and customised production.
Our wide-ranging portfolio demonstrates our excellent contacts to factories in all fields of production.
We can offer you our full range of customised products, starting from simple plastic items to highly complex electronic products including LEDs, motion sensors and other technical features.
For complex developments we call on the support of persons in the country of manufacture who are trained in the relevant field.
Since we have no intermediate agents for our productions in Europe and Asia, we can act fast and comparatively cost-effectively.
We inspect new factories on site using our internal systems – high social standards and good working conditions are paramount to us.
Based on experience gained over many years, we can assess whether we will be in a position to launch an article or if there are obstacles to be overcome. Please do not hesitate to submit your request for examinations.
Our personal business relations established over the years and local support will also allow productions on tight schedules to be realised.
Our own Innovations team will suggest suitable articles and develop and customise your products in cooperation with several universities.
It is important that your innovative articles have a distinguishing feature to serve as a unique selling point on the market. We will try to protect innovations by patenting wherever possible, to prevent your competitors from producing similar articles.
Discussions will be held with producers during the development phase to establish whether the idea may be implemented in the form of a viable product.
Our international cooperation with several universities allows us to develop products to suit foreign cultures, needs and interests.
Our staff are trained to take as much of your work as possible off your hands and to partner you in the development of promotional articles and gifts. A competent contact person will assist you – starting with the idea, via development and down to production supervision and delivery.
Speed is the concern of every customer. Our direct contact with the factories (no agents) enables us to respond fast, providing quotations to ensure rapid development and production.
Our detailed quotations will normally obviate the need for further queries.
In addition to articles displayed in our special productions shop, we can also offer production of special patentable items to your specification.
This will be handled either by our internal Innovations team or be professionally presented as 3D animations and fully in-house developments in cooperation with several universities.
We regard high-grade prototyping as paramount, since this will serve as the basis for smooth mass production. Developers at the factories will be involved from the start to ensure that all aspects are discussed in detail before start of production.
Upon request we will offer you design services, 3D animations and prototype developments in close coordination with the factory.
Our services range from container deliveries via palletised delivery to your field warehouses up to complete individual packaging of e.g. competition prizes (incl. running the competition and presentation to the winner).
Our products are subject to stringent internal and external quality testing and productions are monitored on site by external field workers.
For major production volumes or complicated special productions, we dispatch selected, trained persons to the factories to examine the material before start of production.
Several production checks are carried out in the course of production, for immediate remedy of possible misunderstandings and for swift corrective action.
The factory will naturally carry out 100% quality inspections before packaging the goods.
Renowned test laboratories will carry out final pre-shipment inspections of high volume productions to assure you and us that the product satisfies your requirements to perfection.
You are more than welcome of course to send us your criteria for examination.
As specialist for directly imported special products, we accept full liability for quality. To guarantee this, we need the support of strong partners. This is why we check new factories and even traditional partners for compliance with the quality standards at regular intervals.
Starting from BSCI, Sedex, SA 8.000, Fair Trade and down to your specific requirements: We will offer you partner factories with top social standards.
We ensure compliance with all European Standards and will perform factory and material certifications according to your requirements.
On top of internal quality checks in the factory and inspections by our external consultant, we will also perform joint sample inspections with you in Germany.
Our test partners TÜV or SGS certify products to allow us to bindingly state that all Standards have been complied with.
Magazines and news reports are telling us that the demands made on products are constantly rising. Our staff undergo regular training to ensure they will remain up to date in this respect.
We are cooperating with several institutes to examine fully customised products or new developments for their classification under European standards before starting production.
This may lead to the exclusion of certain production plans even before starting the development.
Complex productions are discussed with the trade inspectorate in advance to avoid potential problems in the course of testing.
We are flexible in this respect and will adapt to suit your needs. The options range from FOB delivery with your own quality controls arranged by your company up to full service or delivery by ourselves into your intermediate storage.
We will of course take care of all quality inspections, product management on site and delivery by sea, air or courier, including freight forwarding.
All EAR (WEEE) registrations, Dual System, battery disposal etc. will of course be arranged and registered by ourselves.
On request we will deliver full containers to your central warehouse or deliver palletised goods directly to your external depots.
We will also gladly take over full management of your competitions. This will normally involve cooperation with your agency. We can arrange the full spectrum of services – from the development of the competition concept, via production and down to the designation of winners and individual dispatch of prizes.