DayMen Photo Marketing LP

DayMen Photo Marketing LP
Acme Made

Acme Made

June 11, 2008 14:27 ET

DayMen Acquires Acme Made and Their Fashionable Line-Up of Protective Bags and Cases for Imaging, Laptop and Electronic Equipment

Market leaders and trend setters, Acme Made will design cases and bags to match any style from Hollywood to the Himalayas

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - DayMen Photo Marketing LP, manufacturer of Lowepro products and leading distributor of imaging, laptop and other electronic protective equipment brands has reached an agreement to acquire Acme Made, a company specializing in innovative designer business cases, totes, laptop cases and accessories.

"We are extremely excited about adding Acme Made as a sister brand to Lowepro and our other products," said Ron McKerron, General Manager and Senior VP of DayMen. "This acquisition will enable us to expand the DayMen brand portfolio to include premier-level products that are considered the 'must-have' bags for design-conscious people on the move."

Acme Made got its start by establishing the category of designer laptop cases when it debuted in 2002. The company's products have a distinctive look derived from clean, architectural styling, designer textiles and innovative high-tech materials which create popular products that expand the limits of "designed protection." In addition to its signature line of bags and accessories, Acme Made further aligns with DayMen by offering modern cases for digital cameras, smart phones and portable MP3 players.

Currently, Acme Made products are available in Canada on-line at www.AcmeMade.com or at Nicholas Randall Limited, Victoria, Inform Interiors and Paper Ya, Vancouver, Hollace Cluny and Laywines, Toronto, Switch, Surrey and U.N. Luggage, Wininpeg. New inventory will arrive in Canada ready for sale in the early fall. Acme Made products are also sold worldwide at better department stores such as Bloomingdales; trendy upscale boutiques like Fred Segal in Hollywood, Composition in Denver and Stitch in Chicago; as well as in fine luggage stores, such as Flight 001, and Per Tutti of New York.

"DayMen and Acme Made are a perfect match on many levels," said Kirk Thornby, co-founder of Acme Made. "Both companies are passionate about finding new ways to transport the sometimes cumbersome, but essential, components of today's digital lifestyle. DayMen's Lowepro brand is synonymous with the protection of digital imaging equipment, and its reputation for quality and design is unrivalled. Acme Made is equally known for their ability to design bags that are ultra-stylish and highly functional. Together, DayMen and Acme Made will reach a remarkably broad audience of technology users while meeting the needs of today's modern lifestyle."

About DayMen

Since it's inception in 1981, DayMen Photo Marketing LP has enjoyed an exceptional reputation in the photographic and consumer electronics industry as a manufacturer and distributor of quality products and services. In addition to being the proud owner, manufacturer and distributor of Lowepro and Acme Made, DayMen distributes a wide range of other leading photo imaging products in Canada that includes Epson (printers and imaging products), Hoya (filters), Tokina (lenses) Giottos (tripods and accessories), Pelican (protective cases), Slik (tripods), Joby (mutli-angular camera support device), Datacolor (colour management), Digipower (power accessories), Sekonic (light/flash meters), Interfit (studio lighting), PocketWizard (digital wireless control), Paterson (darkroom accessories) and Xshot (camera support device). Among DayMen's corporate values is a dedication to customer service and active involvement in the preservation of wilderness and natural habitats. For more information visit www.daymen.com.

About Acme Made

Acme Made, a wholly owned subsidiary of DayMen Photo Marketing LP, is based in San Francisco and Portland, USA. Acme Made specializes in innovative designer business bags, totes, and laptop cases and was founded in 2002. Acme Made develops products using imported, European leather and textiles as well as environmentally responsible materials. For more information about Acme Made, visit www.AcmeMade.com.

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