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Greek toy manufacturer Bildo explains what makes it ‘proudly different’

Published on: 27th September 2019

The family-owned business has been manufacturing plastic toys for 30 years. 

When most manufacturers decided to move their toy production to China in the 1980s, Bildo decided not only to continue manufacturing its plastic toys in Veria, Greece, but also to invest and grow its capacity. With the threat of tariffs and trade wars stemming from the USA, the company says its decision to stay put will more than pay off over the next few months.

The factory first started selling larger sized blocks before diversifying to a wider range of plastic toy items including role play, kitchens, tool benches, large outdoor and garden toys, wheeled, construction and arts & crafts. Recently, Bildo installed a dough making facility into a new purpose built production unit, while further investment in cosmetics machinery and equipment will enable the company to start producing children’s cosmetic products from 2020.

Bildo has held licences with major licensing companies including Disney, Entertainment One and Universal, and currently has over 50 Mattel licensed products available across several brands. Other new products and categories are under development. In addition, the company has undertaken OEM and own label projects for many leading European toy companies. Bildo has over 25 injection machines, automatic spray, rotomould, IML robotics, Tampo printing, heat transfer, thermoform and blister packaging, backed up by state of the art automated assembly machinery.

Bildo now sells to over 50 countries worldwide and operates at full capacity 363 days a year. Setting the company apart, it says, is the pace at which Bildo has adapted to changing technologies with investment in new machinery, moulds, plant and equipment. Design and innovation are at the heart of everything that Bildo does, with the highest ethical standards and sustainability built into each process. Bildo’s owners are passionate about creating new products, product quality, innovation, recycling and having a diverse manufacturing base. Despite the challenges of changing market conditions, the company says it is well placed for the next 30 years of business success.

To find out more about Bildo, visit the website by clicking here.

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