ATLANTA – April 28, 2017 – Unibind, a Peleman Industries company, was honored with its third Pacesetter Award at a breakfast hosted by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Brigitte Peleman-Vantieghem, CEO, accepted the honor on behalf of Peleman Industries, Inc. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Only the fastest-growing private companies earn the powerful Pacesetter designation and the invaluable attention that goes with it.”
Peleman-Vantieghem says that Unibind’s “dramatic growth across continents” has resulted in a change of status for the Atlanta-based group, making it Americas headquarters beginning this year. “We are so proud to have been selected a Pacesetter recipient, again! It is gratifying to obtain this affirmation that our passion for pleasing customers is not going unnoticed among our special neighbors here in our hometown,” she says.
The “fastest-growing” requirement for Pacesetter recognition is reflective of Unibind’s changing status, worldwide. “Our focus on customer needs, and finding innovative ways to meet those needs with new products and technologies, has resulted in superior partnerships and strong sales throughout the Americas,” Peleman-Vantieghem explains, citing examples of corporate (Berkshire Hathaway and Coldwell Banker), photo (DCP and Kodak), and retail (Target and Walgreens) partners. “This turned the worldwide executive team’s eyes to Atlanta. They saw that we needed to distribute operations to provide technology and service quickly and cost-effectively.”
The company will add manufacturing and another R&D team at the Atlanta location.
About the Pacesetter
The Atlanta Business Chronicle yesterday released its 2017 Pacesetter Awards, honoring Atlanta’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Guests at the morning reception included city and state dignitaries and Award sponsors Businesswise, Colliers, and United Healthcare.To qualify, companies must be privately held; based in the 20-county metro Atlanta area and not a subsidiary of another company; established first quarter 2014 or earlier (to judge a two-year growth); has experienced a two-year growth in sales of more than 50%; and 2016 revenues between $1 million and $300 million.
Unibind, a Peleman Industries company, is a world-leading manufacturer of binding equipment, photobooks, office presentation systems and photo gift items such as calendars, magnets and desktop/wall art under the Unibind brand. The company’s unique presentation systems enhance and elevate marketing and communications for business, government, education and other enterprises.