Winning style: HILTL is TOP brand in Men’s Premium Sector
Sulzbach-Rosenberg, 30 November 2017
Men's trouser specialist wins place in Textile Industry study PREMIUM MEN 2017
HILTL, the men's trouser specialist, wins a place amongst the top brands in the German textile industry survey PREMIUM MEN 2017. The study by the largest German textile media publication TextilWirtschaft asked top purchasing and branch managers about the 32 most important men's premium brands.
HILTL convinces through its skills
HILTL trousers achieved the highest ratings in the survey within the sectors Goods Performance and Delivery Performance. According to the industry traders, high quality and workmanship are two of the most important criteria in order to be successful within the premium segment. This is a tremendous achievement for HILTL across the board: "We are very pleased about this award and confirm our expertise within the men's trousers segment," says Michael Betz, Chief Product Officer (CPO) of HILTL.
A Tailoring Feat
Since 1955 HILTL has a wealth of experience in the tailoring of men's trousers. "We consistently combine this with innovative and fashionable themes and thus continue to develop ourselves without diverting from our core competence. This is something that our customers also recognize and appreciate", continues Betz.
HILTL strengthens production and logistics
Sulzbach-Rosenberg, 11 October 2017
HILTL is expanding its management team: from the 1st of November, Armin Griesbeck will assume responsibility for production and logistics as Chief Operating Officer (COO). With the newly created position, the trousers specialists from Bavaria are strengthening a core business area and thus taking account of the growing markets and demand for fast availability of products. By optimising the entire value chain, the company will be able to supply its premium products as needed by its specialist retail partners even more promptly and precisely.
Mr Griesbeck brings with him extensive experience in production and in particular in outward processing. In his last post he was Director of Operations & Sourcing at Clinton Logistics GmbH (CAMP DAVID and SOCCX). Previously he worked as Head of Production, Sourcing and Quality at Carl Gross / Création Gross GmbH & Co. KG for many years, where he was responsible for outward processing.
“Armin Griesbeck is an operational manager with great experience in menswear and outward processing and we are delighted to welcome him on board. His arrival enables us to achieve an even more efficient basis for our continued growth,” says Andreas Wölfer, HILTL’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Jack Victor announces exclusive distribution agreement with HILTL
Montreal, August 31, 2017
New growth strategy for Northern America planned for 2018 - Jack Victor Limited announced today that it has been named the North American distributor for German premium trouser brand HILTL. The Montreal-based maker of men’s premium suits and sportcoats takes over exclusive distribution rights in Canada immediately, and will assume responsibility for the US market for Fall | Winter 2018, premiering at Pitti Uomo in January. Previous HILTL US Sales Agent Jeffrey Roberts has been appointed Brand Manager and will direct Jack Victor’s new US HILTL sales structure.
Jack Victor is known for its high quality, North American-made tailored clothing. The new association will provide the company with access to the important and growing premium washed cotton segment of the men’s trouser market. HILTL is regarded as the leading European brand in this category, with its cotton and wool trousers featuring the finest Italian fabrics and trims, and elevated craftsmanship. HILTL will in turn benefit from Jack Victor’s extensive North American servicing and distribution infrastructure, including new showrooms in New York City and Montreal.
North America is the most important export market for HILTL and a key element in the company’s growth strategy. The companies expect HILTL customers to realize significant advantages from the new arrangements. The partnership with Jack Victor will place HILTL in closer proximity to market Developments, allowing for quicker adjustments to its product portfolio and faster replenishment times, all key factors in meeting customer needs.
Both partners share similar backgrounds and core values: a long history as family-owned and run businesses; a deep understanding of manufacturing; and a commitment to the high standards of product quality and customer service demanded in the premium segment. “We are thrilled to be moving forward with this strategic partnership with HILTL,” said Alan Victor, CEO at Jack Victor Limited. “Combining Jack Victor's North American capabilities and market experience with HILTL's world class trouser collections will deliver great products, service and innovation to US and Canadian men's retailers.“
“We feel fortunate to have found the perfect distribution partner for North America“, added HILTL CEO Andreas Wölfer. “With our previous Sales Agent Jeffrey Roberts now in place as the US HILTL Brand Manager, we will ensure that our customers experience a seamless transition and continued excellence in customer service. This new association is the foundation for HILTL’s further growth in our important international market.“
About Jack Victor
Jack Victor Limited is a major NA menswear company specialized in the manufacture and distribution of premium quality men’s tailored clothing and sportswear. Jack Victor products are available at over 400 better specialty and department stores across the US and Canada. The company employs over 1100 employees at its advanced, downtown Montreal manufacturing facilities and offices, and its NYC showroom. Founded in 1913, the company is a third generation, family-owned business.
The website can be found at www.jackvictor.com.