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PPIPA – Proudly South Australian

PPI Promotion & Apparel was established in South Australia in 1986 and has played an important role in the growth of the Promotional Products Industry in Australia over the past 28 years. PPI have been creating and delivering high quality promotional products through sales promotions, corporate gifts and company uniforms for its corporate clients throughout Australia.

PPI are a founding member of the Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA) and in 2012 were inducted as an inaugural APPA “Gold Distributor” Member. This recognition is reflective of PPI’s high standing and respect it holds within the Australian Promotional Marketing Industry.

PPI is a socially responsible promotional company who are not just about delivering great promotional merchandise - we operate with a strong sense of community and corporate responsibility which is valued in today’s society.


Merchandise

If you need help with your companies merchandise from product launches, trade shows, conferences, safety programs, corporate apparel, staff and client appreciation gifts...just talk to us.

We will make the process of selecting your merchandise and branding it with your logo, a pleasant and stress free experience.

The theory behind promotional marketing is the pleasure you get from receiving an unexpected gift. Corporate gifts in particular offer tremendous value to a top performer or valued client as cash rewards just do not have the same long term effect.

Sales Promotions

Our experience with sales promotions guarantees tactical solutions and immediate results. We specialize in providing our clients with the best sales strategy by creating the concept, sourcing the product and managing the implementation and redemption – on and off site.

We ensure that our clients’ desires are met by achieving an accurate reflection of their brands’ values & achieving high redemption numbers.

Creative Design

The elements of design give our business a strong personality that can further expose your company’s products / services. PPI is fortunate to have graphic design experts with skills of the highest order in terms of creative art and digital technologies.

Our design team at PPI provides that professional touch to your graphic design requirements by reproducing your brand on any type of product with an outstanding visual.

Event Merchandising

PPI are a leader in this field. Currenty holding the Official Event Merchandising range for both of South Australia's major sporting events.

  • Santos Tour Down Under

  • Clipsal 500 Adelaide - Supercars

PPI offer a complete solution to your event, from design, supply, event vans & website distribution.

Our results speak for themselves in this area.

                                              


e- Merchandise Programs

Online e-Merchandise Programs – we cover all your needs.

PPI has embraced the digital age by making it easier for clients to order merchandise at the click of a mouse, thus enabling them to order any inventory item of any quantity, any time.

Our dedicated team of inventory and software experts makes it possible to tailor your company’s e-merchandise, to custom suit your needs.

Warehousing & Distribution

Our onsite warehouse enables us to hold merchandise for our valued clients, therefore making it easier for them to plan and access their merchandise on demand.

We offer a full B2B warehouse & logistics service which now accommodates over 200 pallets of warehousing space.

 

If you need local or national picking, packing & assemble kits, we offer a single source service which is greatly appreciated by many of our valued clients.

 

Our supply partnerships with freight companies & our tracking systems cover local, national & global distribution, making us one of the most reputable promotional companies in the country.

Overseas Sourcing Access

Having an office in Hong Kong further expands the selection of promotional items for our clients and enables us to provide further cost effective marketing solutions.

We have on-the-ground management that oversees every aspect of the project to ensure the customisation of the product is precise to our clients’ needs.

Our team of quality control inspectors regularly audits our factories ensuring that they are socially compliant.

 

Business Owner - Director

Craig Watts

Following a four year professional baseball career in the US with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Craig ventured into the business world in the wholesale sporting industry with his family’s business in Adelaide.

He was soon looking after world renowned brands such as Brooks, Russell Athletic, Head, and Easton as the State Sales Manager for SA & NT. Craig was instrumental in taking Brooks, a relatively new brand in Australia in the early 90’s, to being a well-known and respected competitor in the market nationally, comparable to the likes of Nike/ Asics & Adidas. He also had a very important role in the signing of the Adelaide Crows with Russell Athletic in 2001 for the sole on-field & off-field apparel supplier.

After working in the sports arena for 9 years, Craig then ventured into the exciting and ever changing promotional products & marketing field. This is where he was meant to be; with his many contacts in business and his drive for brand improvement and awareness it was a match from the start.

After only 2 years as a major Sales Account Manager, Craig was given the opportunity to come on board as a Director / Partner & Sales Manager to one of Adelaide’s & Australia’s oldest and most respected promotional companies in PPI.

One of the areas that Craig enjoyed working with the most was the Alcohol Industry where he instantly built solid and mutual relationships; not only the Marketing teams but with the sales people on the ground. He understood their requirements out in the field, to promote the brand off & on premise. Some of Craig’s highlights in the liquor promotional area are:

  •      Woodstock Bourbon Calender Girl promotion (National roll-out)

  •       VB / V8 Turn Key Promotion – Clipsal 500

  •      Retail designs of Headwear into Liquor (Woodstock/Vodka Cruiser)

  •       Adelaide Crows / Carlton Draught 10 Year re-union Stubby Holder Concept

     Retail Trade ‘Wild Turkey’ bag – design and sell through



PPI’s Clientele


PPI reputation can be clearly illustrated by the high calibre of local & national clients it has worked with across its client portfolio, including the following:

Clipsal, Schneider Electric, Santos, OZ Minerals, Coopers Brewery, CUB, Tatts Bet

Schweppes, BUPA, News Limited, Heart Foundation, UniSA, SA Tourism Commission,

SA Ambulance, Mitsubishi Motors, Adelaide Casino, ETSA Utilities, Special Olympics Australia, Stratco, Codan / Minelab, Electrolux Home Products, Wendy’s Ice Cream,  Hansen Yuncken, Australian National Couriers, Triple M / SAFM, SA Jockey Club.

PPI holds an important AFL Membership Licence which enables us to provide membership merchandise to the AFL clubs throughout Australia. 

PPI are also one of Australia’s largest suppliers of printed wine tasting glasses delivered to wineries throughout Australia. PPI brings in 215ml wine tasters into Australia by the container & print in house through the use of 3 high class firing kilns.

 

PPI supplies Coopers Brewery with all their printed promotional beer glasses throughout Australia and the United States.

 


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