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EKA Expands and Establishes U.S. Facility

February 25, 2016  | 

Swedish-based EKA Knivar AB has announced plans to expand its global footprint and brand exposure by establishing an office and distribution center in the South Florida area. This new operation will allow EKA to better service, support, and supply the North and South American markets.

EKA has been manufacturing innovative and quality products since 1882. There are many events worth mentioning in EKA's past. In 1968, the "Classic 6" was the first EKA knife to go into space. In 1990, a Royal Warrant Certificate was awarded to EKA by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. After 133 years, EKA looks forward to continuing its rich history and welcomes the future and all of the opportunities to come.

In a knife survey published in the June 2015 edition of Gun Trade World, EKA was ranked as the 5th best-selling brand, placing them ahead of many well-known name brands. EKA continually strives to bring to market premium, cutting edge, best-in-class products at fair and competitive prices. EKA's range is currently comprised of products for the avid outdoorsman, tactical and rescue services, culinary experts, collectors, and industry professionals.

Promotional and personalized gifts have been a large part of EKA's market and success for over half a century. EKA has worked with thousands of global brands, such as Volvo, Electrolux, Absolut Vodka, Daimler Benz, Mobil, Coca-Cola, Gulf, Wilkinson, IBM, McDonnell Aircraft, 3M, Nokia, and 44,000 others. They have also produced custom knives for former U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Johny Kanaan, the man behind EKA, says, "We are looking forward with great anticipation to EKA's new presence in the United States and the endless opportunities that this endeavor will provide for the Americas."

About EKA

EKA has been manufacturing knives since 1882 and was founded and is based in Eskilstuna Sweden. Now with the new US Facility EKA can better service the North, Central, and South American markets. EKA's knives are known throughout the world for stylish designs, functionality, and first-class materials. There are designs and models for the avid hunter and outdoorsman, for the military and law enforcement professional, or for anyone who carries a knife for that time when the need arises. For more information, visit

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