About Power Brands

History

The world is a dynamic place and it is our role to adapt and evolve over time. The roots of Power Brands can be found at the start of AB Screen BV by Alexander van den Berg Sr. in 1973. In that year Mr. van den Berg started a printing company specialized in Silkscreen printing. Soon after the start he specialized further in the production of the Memo cubes. These are the notepads printed on the notepads printed on the sides.

In 1982 Mr. van den Berg started to work on the idea of a Promotional Paperclip and after 3 years of development the Markclip was successfully introduced. The fact that the Markclip is such a small item that could be easily transported all over the world and it became an instant international hit awarded with the  Export price of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in 1986.

In 1996 Markclip introduced the aXionclip next to the Markclip, a clip that is bigger, able to hold more paper and available in different shapes. The different shapes of the aXionclip allows the customers to be even more creative in the design and use the clip for more than just logo’s.

In 1997 Alexander van den Berg took over the daily management of Markclip from his father and continues to run the business till today.

Soon after the introduction of the Cornerclip, Markclip introduced the Wingclip in the year 2005. The Wingclip offers unprecedented ease of use combined with printing on both sides and different shapes.

In 2009 Markclip moved the production to a brand new state of the art factory in Poland. The move to Poland allowed Markclip to improve both the quality and efficiency.

In 2010 Markclip bought Power Brands BV from Jeroen van de Kant. Power Brands was specialized in high quality Dutch design products available at small minimum order quantities with it’s product line Customized Originals. Markclip delivers its products in more than 50 Countries on a yearly basis and Power Brands allows us to serve our customers with more products. In the beginning all the products were produced in the Far East but since Markclip is originally a production company it decided to focus on customized products that we could produce in our factory in Poland. Doing this allows us to produce small quantities with short lead-times. In December 2012 we moved most of the sales department to Poland. In our office in Holland we keep the bookkeeping and part of the sales team for the Dutch market.

In 2015 Markclip International BV and Power Brands BV officially merged, this was necessary to make the communication with our customers clearer and to make the conditions the same for both companies.

Vision

Power Brands is a global player in the design and creation of promotional products and promotional concepts. We currently specialize in 2 product lines (brands).

Power Brands will be developing to be a specialist in certain product groups. With Markclip we are worldwide leader in the production of promotional paperclips, it is our mission to support our distributors with the knowledge that we have of the products. Customized Originals is unique in the way we produce 100% Customized promotional products that are produced in Europe and available at low minimum quantities. Customized Originals will expand its product line with several new products in the near future.

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Work with us!

Work with us!

Creative and commercial talent is always welcome. We currently do not have any vacancies, but if you think you can provide added value to our company, please send an open job application to vandenberg@powerbrands.com.

Quality and Environment

European products – european quality

Here, in Power Brands BV, little things mean a lot. That is why we focus on the details when it comes to quality. The company implemented a multi-staged quality check for all it’s production lines and brands. From the design process, through the first stages of production, printing and assembling the parts to the last quality check before the packaging – Power Brands BV gained it’s position on the market because of the exceptional quality of the products. 

Environmental awareness

When it comes to the environment there is no middle ground. By incorporating waste segregation, keeping our carbon footprint as low as possible and implementing only high-quality, eco-friendly components, paints and semi-finished products Power Brands BV not only promotes environmental awareness but invests and actively works to be as low-waste and eco-friendly as possible. 

Terms and conditions

Download terms and conditions as a PDF file in your own language.

Privacy Policy

Power Brands is committed to privacy, the responsible use of information, the need to safeguard the privacy of our clients and visitors to our Web site.
This statement sets out Power Brands privacy policy for the use and holding of personal information that is provided to Power Brands by you.

What Information Do We Gather?

The type of client/visitor information Power Brands collects generally includes a name, work address, telephone numbers, e-mail address and any other relevant contact details which you have communicated to us by whatever means whether by e-mail, through this Web site or otherwise. We may also collect information about the use of our products and services, any preferences that we are told about, or information that is submitted voluntarily to us, such as requests for further information in a specific area of interest.

Information may also be indirectly collected through the Power Brands Internet access logs or cookies. This occurs automatically when you access powerbrands.com. This information is used to enhance your visit to our site. It does not personally identify you and we do not collect sensitive information.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a Web site transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk, so that the Web site can remember which computer you are using to visit the site. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie, and a value – usually a randomly generated unique number.
Here’s a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for:

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. You can find out more information here – Google Analytics privacy policy

Further information about cookies

If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit aboutcookies.org (opens in a new window – please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites).

How Do We Use Your Information?

The personal information that is provided by or obtained from you is used and/or held by us for maintaining our records and in order that we can communicate with you. We need to communicate with you to respond to any requests for information you make and to provide any specific service you request. Power Brands will not send you specifically any other information unless you have requested it.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Power Brands will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise supply to third parties any personal information obtained from clients. We will not disclose any personal information provided unless you have authorized us to so do, or if we are required to do so by law. Please note that if at any time Power Brands is required by law to release information about you or your organisation, Power Brands will co-operate fully with the relevant authorities.

Changes to the Policy

Power Brands will update this privacy statement as required. If changes to our policy do occur, they will be posted on Power Brands Web site so that those affected are always aware of the type of information collected, how the information may be used, and under what circumstances and to whom it may be disclosed by Power Brands. We’re giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent EU e-Privacy legislation, and to make sure we’re honest and clear about your privacy when using our website.