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Below you'll find the main events of Giving Europe since our establishment in 2001. During this time Giving Europe has grown at a very fast pace and has become a well-known, respected international wholesaler, an importer and exporter of promotional products.
The logistics centre in Tiel (Netherlands) has grown to a 20.000 m2 area, from which almost all articles are immediately available from stock.
Start of Giving Europe in Tiel (Netherlands) with a warehouse of 800 m2. Positioning: generalist in promotional items, working with a selective number of distributors. At that time we were “the thorn in the side” of well established suppliers.
Start of Impression Europe Limited as the official agent for Great Britain.
Opening Spanish site in Barcelona.
Start Signum Nordic AB as official agent for Sweden.
Expansion to a 5000 m² warehouse.
Opening German office in Nuremberg.
In August we move our headquarters to our current building in Tiel (Netherlands) which has a 20,000 m² warehouse.
Start official agent Golding KFT in Hungary.
Introduction of the Fast East label - direct supply from China.
Opening of Italian establishment in Florence.Opening of new German plant in Bremen.
Start of Erhas as official agent in Turkey.
Introduction of our own brand: Charles Dickens (stationery and leather goods).
Start official agency Eurosouvenir Ltd. In Ukraine and Kanara Print in Romania.
Introduction of our own label of bags, GETBAG.
Giving Europe was named Supplier of the Year in the Netherlands.
Giving Europe is 10 years old, and is now a established name as a supplier promotional products throughout Europe.
Introduction Giving Partner Program.Start official agent in Jordan.
Start official agents in Dubai and Australia.
Opening French sales office in Schiltigheim.
2012Giving Europe nominated for the supplier of the year award.
Start official agent in Macedonia.
2013In the Netherlands, LoyalTea® has been honoured with an award for best promotional product of the Year 2013.
Mid Ocean Brands BV has been taken over by the shareholders of Giving Europe and the current management of Mid Ocean brands.
Giving Europe opens new office in Italy.
Giving Europe nominated for 5th consecutive time for the supplier of the year award.
2014Golden CSR-certificate for Giving Europe
2015Start printing facilities Poland
Start membership of BSCI
We act according to the ISO 26000 guideline for corporate social response.
2016The shareholders of Giving Europe decided by mutual agreement to sell its entire shareholding of Mid Ocean Brands back to the management of Mid Ocean Brands
Winner PSI Sustainability Awards Category Social Excellence