New company headquarters: The Prokon distribution building, which was not completed before insolvency, has been taken over by Summary.It can be a fitness machine. But also a barbecue or a garden toy. Or a watch or a garment. If you buy on the Internet, you may acquire a product developed in Itzehoe. More precisely: at the company Summary from the Zusestraße. It grows and grows – this is why a move is due this year: Summary has taken over the Prokon distribution building at the entrance to the innovation area, which was not completed before the insolvency.
Seven years ago Stephan Sander (46) founded the company with the full name Summary Handels- und Dienstleistungs GmbH. The slogan is “The ideas company” because it is about: Design and product ideas are developed for resellers. For the start, it was above all the promotional goods for Discounter, a second area are products, which are specially designed for the use by other companies.
But the biggest development was the online area, says company spokeswoman Susanne Bielenberg. His wife brought Stephan Sander, who also runs the L & S travel agency in the Breitenstraße, to the idea, because she bought by preference on the Internet. He started with steppers and trampolines, and the partner was Amazon. It was only important whether the products had an opportunity with the customers. They had. “In the online area, Amazon is our biggest customer,” says Sander. “It is the future market, whether one finds it good or not,” emphasizes Susanne Bielenberg.
Summary should not be confused with a wholesale trade. The company monitors what is sold well, evaluates reviews, requests and service requests from customers. Afterwards, products are either completely redesigned or existing ones are modified. The company already has more than 15 own brands in areas such as sports, outdoor and garden, electronics, babies and children, pets and fashion. The relationship between price and performance has to be right, says the spokeswoman. Produced in Asia and Europe, sales markets are Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, the USA and soon India. Amazon and other customers have more than 15,000 products in Itzehoe, which are on the rise. The packaging is also conceived on the basis of the summary, the marketing is taken over among other things with its own photo and video studio, including delivery and customer service a comprehensive service is offered.
The company currently employs 110 people, 75 of whom are employed in the Zusestraße. Offices maintains summary in the UK, Hong Kong, China, the USA and soon also India. “The whole is designed for growth,” says Susanne Bielenberg. That is why the company, which has already been moved several times, needs a place in the former Prokon distribution building. After the conversion is to take place in the late summer the move, but it happens even more: Summary has also bought the free plot next door. A warehouse is to be built to bring together the four camps so far. Since the bid, there has been good support from the city, says Susanne Bielenberg. At the end of 2016 the hall will be standing.