MINNEAPOLIS, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Candle® LLC, the Minnesota-based global distributor of Light-Emitting Diode (LED) flameless candles, today announced a manufacturing and distribution agreement with China's Liown Electronics, a leader in the flameless candle industry.
Founded in 2004, Smart Candle is globally recognized as the market-leading brand in flameless candles and LED lighting products, providing innovative LED products to commercial and retail customers in more than 50 countries. Customers include Walgreens, Costco, Crate and Barrel and Sur La Table, as well as noted hotels, clubs and landmarks across the globe.
"We are excited and proud to announce this strategic alliance," said Smart Candle CEO Josh Kutzler. "Forming a partnership with Liown Electronics enables us to increase global market share and expand into new retail markets."
Since 1998, Shenzhen-based Liown Electronics has designed and developed flameless candles and LED lighting products. Liown specializes in electronics, hardware/software and industrial design. Vertically integrated with five factories, Liown is a turnkey source that serves customers in need of end-to-end product production.
"Our relationship with Smart Candle will be a seamless integration that will benefit our customers," said Liown Electronics CEO Johnny Yang. "We look forward to a successful partnership, one that will serve our customers well."
About Smart Candle: www.smartcandle.com
Today, more than 85 million Smart Candles are in use globally in more than 26,000 hotels, clubs and noted landmarks. The product line consists of green technology that lowers the risk of fire, reduces toxic emissions from burning petroleum, and provides a substantial cost savings to consumers.
About Liown Electronics
With headquarters based in Shenzhen, Liown Electronics is China's largest supplier of electronic candles and LED lighting products. In addition to design, manufacturing, sourcing and logistics, Liown collaborates with international distribution, marketing and product development to achieve vital time-to-market solutions.
SOURCE Smart Candle LLC