We received word a few weeks back from the Snickers Corporation out of Sweden which owns the Skillers brand of Workwear which is sold only in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S that they have decided to drop the Skillers line. This means after current stock is depleted, Skillers products will no longer be available.
What does this mean for us here at REPCON NW and the other three countries? Besides change, a lot of hard work and a new opportunity!
Within a day after getting this phone call from Snickers I had communications going with one of their biggest competitors in Europe called Mascot International or Mascot Workwear out of Denmark, Europe’s largest family own Workwear clothing company. www.mascot.dk
Quality, comfort, innovation, function, durable, professional, and safe were the standards I was looking for in the new line, and they met all of these plus one more, fashion.
Knee pad pouches, holster pockets, triple stitch seams, contrasting stitching, pants, shorts, shirts, shoes, socks, hoodies, sweatshirts, jackets, parkas, soft-shell jackets, rainwear, etc. they offer it all from head to toe. Over 18,000 sku’s to choose from.
They are excited for this opportunity to take over the Skillers business and we are excited to have them onboard and all the new doors this line will open for us.
The Snickers announcement to this change is now posted on the www.skillers.com web site.
One thing we have learned is that Mascot is not Skillers and Skillers is not Mascot. Two different manufacturers, each with their own company model they follow. There will be a learning curve. Some things we will have to accept and some things they are willing change for us. Both striving to bring you, our customers, the best possible workwear they can manufacture and we can deliver. We hope you’re as excited as we are for this new opportunity.
Brush Prairie, WA