CHICAGO - New Zealand housewares molder Click Clack International Ltd., recently acquired by another New Zealand plastics company, has set up a U.S. distributorship based in Chicago. Click Clack sells its food storage containers and kitchen accessories through upscale retail-ers, said Jeffrey Solinger, president of the Chicago unit, Click Clack U.S. Inc.
The products have been sold in the United States for the past 15 years, using an outside distributor.
Click Clack U.S., established in April 1995, is the exclusive U.S. distributor now, according to Solinger.
Click Clack International in Christchurch, New Zealand, recently was acquired by Artel Industries Ltd. of Palmerston North, New Zealand. Solinger said Artel molds consumer products and brushes.
At the Housewares Show, the company showed new airtight food storage containers, with clear polystyrene bottoms and colored polypropylene lids. The containers have clip toggle latches that lock the lid on. A silicone gasket under the lid makes a tight seal, he said.