PTS America Acquires Sango

Sango’s manufacturing expertise will strengthen PTS America’s portfolio
October 19, 2017Allison Zisko

Sango at Tabletop MarketSango is featured front and center in PTS’ New York showroom.
NEW YORK—Tabletop company PTS America has acquired dinnerware manufacturer Sango for an undisclosed sum.

PTS will manufacture, market and sell Sango worldwide, with the exception of Japan, transfer its inventory to the PTS warehouse in Cerritos, Calif., and continue to work with the Chinese factory where Sango is produced, according to PTS Vice President David Lee. Sango currently sells about five dinnerware patterns to Bed Bath & Beyond and is otherwise anchored by its online business, he said. “We don’t anticipate any large gaps in servicing Sango customers,” he said.

The acquisition of Sango, which is known for its ceramic dinnerware sets, “gives PTS an entrée to the casual entertaining sector that we had not been in previously,” Lee said. It also allows PTS to capitalize on some of Sango’s more advanced manufacturing techniques, such as its expertise in reactive glazes, he added.

At the Tabletop Show here this week, Sango product was positioned front and center in PTS’ Fifth Avenue showroom, where it highlighted its reactive glazes, whiteware assortment and wide variety of bowls.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor
azisko@hfnmag.com

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.

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