THE ALBI STORY
Albi has been exciting its customers by creating style in the home for over 30 years. We are a leading supplier of homewares and kitchenware in Australia and New Zealand, whilst also exporting to countries in Asia, Europe and North America.
Since its formation in 1985, Albi has grown substantially - year after year. Albi works with over 6000 customers, and supplies most of the major and mini major chain stores across broad product categories. We offer a range of 9000+ skus, whilst also providing the option of customised solutions. Albi is not limited to one market sector - our product capabilities range from high-end to mass market across retail and commercial supply. Ultimately, our goal is to deliver the best quality products backed by customer service that is second to none. Our expertise in kitchenware, lifestyle products, home décor, fashion accessories and artificial plants and flowers has allowed us to become a unique type of business in the market - one that offers a 'one-stop' buying experience. We at Albi look to establish lasting business relationships with both suppliers and customers. By working with Albi, you will reap the benefits of our vast industry experience and passion for creating beautiful things. At every level of the business, we'll bring you our best.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Marlin Brands, Coast2Coast Capital acquired Albi in June 2016. This was the Investment Holding Company's first acquisition in Australia, and the business will be used as a platform to expand further in the homewares sector. In 2017, niche kitchenware wholesaler VGM joined forces with Albi – meaning as one entity, we can reach more customers through more resources and an enlivened gusto.
WHAT WE DO
Our product developers and buyers are always on the hunt for stand-out home and kitchen products that set us apart from the competition. This lets us offer customers a unique and exclusive collection of products. By keeping abreast of international trends and understanding the needs of the Australian homewares and kitchenware markets, we have the expertise needed to develop on-trend ranges that will cut through a highly competitive market. Forward thinking and skilful business practices keep Albi a step ahead.
Our expert in-house design team gives Albi a competitive edge. Across our brands, many products, ranges and concepts are created by us - using our knowledge of what will appeal to the market. Our graphic and industrial designers work alongside our buying team to develop stylish servingware and homewares products for the market. We pool our skills to tell stories with colour, shape, pattern, theme and function. In Albi's Rogue division, our specialist floral design team craft exquisite faux arrangements. Our creative capabilities also allow us to develop eye-catching packaging for our in-house brands.
OUR IN-HOUSE BRANDS
Created by us, with you in mind:
Academy Home Goods, Accura, Amalfi, Anya, Davis & Waddell, EcoGlass, Emporium, Fable, Giftworks, KitchenSmart, Leaf & Bean, Maverick, MasterPro, Pantry, Rogue, Savannah, Society Home, The Outdoor Dept. and Vignette.
OUR LICENCED BRANDS
We have partnered with some of the biggest names in food and entertainment, to bring you products that are highly sought-after and quintessentially unique to their brand:
Australiana featuring Andrea Smith, Anna Gare, Finlayson, Grand Designs Home Collection and Stephanie Alexander.
Albi has collaborated with Kendy Dandy - illustrator and creator of Bouffants & Broken Hearts. Based in Philadelphia, the talented artist has previouslly teamed up with brands such as Bobby Brown, Vans, Anthropologie and Cotton On - just to name a few. Albi is thrilled to bring you a range of products that feature Kendra's exciting and fun designs.
OUR INTERNATIONAL BRANDS
Albi is recognised as a leading distributor of international brands from around the world. We are constantly investigating new and dynamic brands to bring on board. Our current international brand portfolio includes:
André Verdier, AnySharp, Borgonovo, CrushGrind, Dexter, EKO, Euroscrubby, Garcima, Gefu, Klapcap, Kuhn Rikon, Libbey, Lurch, NoStik, Polar Gear, Römertopf, Royal Leerdam, SCHMITT, Town Talk Polish Co., True, Ulster Weavers, WOLL, Viski and Zeal.