Crown & Andrews / Goliath Games – Clever Together
Sydney, Australia – 2014, May 9th
PARTNERSHIP CROWN & ANDREWS AND GOLIATH GAMES
Crown & Andrews (Australian manufacturer and distributor of toys, games and puzzles) and Goliath Games (international manufacturer and distributor of toys and games) are pleased to announce that Goliath Games has made a strategic investment in Crown & Andrews. Goliath is in a period of substantial growth with offices in Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, USA, Canada and Hong Kong. Goliath, as one of the top marketing toy companies in Europe, is becoming a real force in the USA as well with eight TV promoted items in Wal-mart this year.
Gerry Crown will be staying on as CEO and Audrey New will continue as Sales and Marketing director. The business will continue to operate from the existing premises.
Gerry told us “We are very pleased. Adi Golad, Goliath’s CEO, has been a long time friend. Goliath will bring a fresh and aggressive approach to our company”. Adi added: “I’ve always admired Crown & Andrews, we share many of the same products such as Rummikub, Rubik’s Cube and Wordsearch. We are confident this new partnership will ensure the continuity and growth of one of Australia’s most prestigious and best known toy and game companies. It will also give Goliath the opportunity to expand into new products where Crown & Andrews are particularly strong, for instance high-quality jigsaw puzzles”.
Next to Gerry Crown, who will continue in his current CEO position, as of June 2014 we will be looking for an ambitious general manager to continue the business’ growth in Australia. For more information, please see: http://www.crownandandrews.com/aboutus or http://www.goliathgames.com/aboutus.html
About Goliath Games
Goliath Games was founded in 1980 by Adi Golad, ever since the company has grown tremendously. Currently Goliath Games is one of the few remaining family-owned and run businesses in the world of toys and games. It holds offices in Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, USA, Canada and Hong Kong. The head office is located in the Netherlands, from where Goliath manages its export to approximately 60 countries world-wide. Goliath Games is an international manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of toys and games (current examples include ‘Rummikub’, ‘Triominos’, ‘Rolit’, ‘Wordsearch’, ‘Pop the Pig’, ‘Doggie Doo’, ‘Gooey Looe’, and ‘Robofis’). http://www.goliathgames.com/
About Crown & Andrews
Crown & Andrews was founded by Gerry Crown and Vic Andrews in 1961. It is one of Australia’s best known toys and games companies. They are one of the few companies in Australia that develop new products in-house and successfully licensed Australian invented games around the world (current examples include ‘Compatibility’, ‘Sorts’, and ‘Deal or no deal’). In addition to games, Crown & Andrews are Australia’s leading supplier of quality jigsaw puzzles, including ‘The world’s most beautiful jigsaw puzzles’ brand using images from world renown artists and photographers.
SPECIALISING IN QUALITY GAMES AND JIGSAWS FOR 50 YEARS
At Crown and Andrews we have been bringing you great games and beautiful jigsaws for more than 50 years! We specialise in sourcing, creating and manufacturing our own unique range of The games people play™ and The World’s most beautiful jigsaw puzzles™ We truly believe that great games, toys and puzzles really can bring people together.
We are the leading Australian-owned manufacturer of high quality jigsaws and games. Our products have won numerous awards, including Games of Year and Mattel’s inventors award. We have always supported the development of new product here in Australia and regularly see our products licensed to other major game companies around the world.
Our Managing Director, Gerry Crown, was recently inducted into the Australian Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
And Audrey New, our Sales and Marketing Director, was inducted into the ATA Hall Of Fame in 2011.