Epoch celebrates new London HQ
Party celebrates 60th anniversary of parent company, five years of Epoch UK and investment in further growth
There was plenty to celebrate this week for Epoch Making Toys as it opened new UK headquarters in Uxbridge.
The company invited retailers, press, including Toys n Playthings, and other special guests to the opening event, which also marked the 60th birthday of parent company Epoch and the start of the UK arm's fifth year of trading.
Michihiro Maeda, Global CEO of Epoch, was at the party where he cut the ribbon and officially opened a new, state-of-the-art toy showroom, built to replicate the iconic Sylvanian Families Cosy Cottage.
Mr Maeda gave a short presentation detailing the 60-year history of Epoch, while UK Managing Director Neil Bandtock touched upon the company’s sales and marketing strategy and future plans. The presentation finished with a highly anticipated sneak peek of the new Sylvanian Families products to be launched in 2019.
Neil Bandtock, Epoch Making Toys Managing Director said: “The fact that our offices are not only so close to Heathrow, but also only half an hour from about 80 per cent of the UK Toy Industry, will allow for easier access for our customers and some exciting times ahead for Epoch Making Toys, both internationally and throughout the UK.”
The event culminated with the appearance of Sylvanian Families character mascots, who posed for photos with guests and gathered around Mr Maeda as he cut a celebratory anniversary cake.
The celebrations come off the back of a busy start to the year for Epoch Making Toys, which has just launched the Sylvanian Town series into the UK market, the biggest new product launch in the brand’s history.