Takeya Opens Shop in Southern California, Launches Japanese-Inspired High-Quality AcraGlass(TM) Food & Beverage Collection

Follow-up mid-summer launch features fashionable/functional eco-friendly 'real' glass water bottles that eliminate poor taste and reduce landfill waste

Jun 17, 2010, 14:24 ET from Takeya USA

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeya USA, a subsidiary of Takeya Japan, is bringing 50 years of Japanese-inspired design innovation to Southern California. Based in Huntington Beach, Takeya launched its innovative AcraGlass™ food and beverage collection into the U.S. marketplace earlier this year. Detailed company and product information is available at www.takeyausa.com.

Takeya's "debut" AcraGlass line features brilliant glass-like clarity that doesn't stain or hold odors like typical plastics. A durable and high temperature acrylic, it is BPA-free, dishwasher safe, handles hot and cold temperatures and is FDA approved. Takeya is the only company in the world currently offering AcraGlass products.

Takeya USA was founded by CEO and President, John Lown, who brings more than two decades of innovation and design experience to the company. Prior to joining Takeya, John created FloTool, an automotive products brand, and then founded the internationally recognized Snapware Corporation in 1994.  

Lown has brought a passion for designing and marketing everyday home products, and is the driving force behind Takeya's U.S. push. "American consumers have come to know and appreciate Japanese design for its simple beauty, practical functionality and the healthy benefits," said Lown. "Takeya is committed to enriching people's lives by bringing this fresh, new look to everyday beverage container solutions."

Takeya achieves this by using a rich palette of colors, clean elegant lines, space-saving design, food-safe materials and high quality, leak-proof craftsmanship. Products already in the U.S. marketplace include Tea makers, Flash Chill Iced Tea makers, Fruit Infusion, Swirl cups and Airtight Jugs.

Later this summer, Takeya will introduce two revolutionary Glass Water Bottle collections: Classic and Modern.  Made from pure glass and designed to keep drinking water pure and fresh, an added benefit is to help Mother Nature by reducing the accumulation of millions of plastic bottles in landfills across the U.S.  

Takeya's reusable Glass Water Bottles will be available in several sizes with colorful silicone jackets that feature see-through windows for checking fluid levels. The patented jackets also provide a soft, non-slip grip and protection from accidental breakage. Both the silicone jackets and water bottles are dishwasher safe.

Takeya products are available at specialty retailers and online. Suggested retail prices vary from $3.99 for a two-pack of SWIRL wine cups to $39.99 for the Flash Chilled Iced Tea Maker.

About Takeya USA

Takeya (pronounced tah-KAY-ya) USA, a subsidiary of Takeya Japan, is a manufacturer of innovative food and beverage containers. Building upon 50 years of design expertise, the company enriches consumer's lives by using modern ideas, a rich palette of colors, food-safe materials, unique functionality and high-quality craftsmanship. Takeya provides real solutions that save the American consumer money, are eco-friendly and promote a healthy lifestyle. More information is available at www.takeyausa.com.