Access opens its first New Zealand office with ambitious plans to drive sales of its Kiwi, Australian and international brands

06/19/2020

Highlights

  • Access Corporate Group celebrates its expansion into New Zealand market
  • Opening corresponds with the acquisition of leading New Zealand clean beauty brand Savar
  • Access Corporate Group, an innovative brand management corporation, has announced the opening of its New Zealand office in Auckland, right before its third anniversary in July 2020. The opening is part of the company’s ambitious international expansion. The New Zealand operation has a target to achieve more than NZ$100 million over the next five years and will be building new warehousing, consolidating its supply chain, as well as expanding its New Zealand resellers and operating infrastructure.

    Led by Greg MacPherson, New Zealand general manager of Access Corporate Group, the new office will manage and expand the company’s existing New Zealand brands which include prized manuka honey brand Bee+, MitoQ and its newest brand Savar.

    Founded by New Zealander Vicky Woolford in 2010, Savar is an ultra-premium brand offering safe and gentle natural skincare products for all skin types and are especially good for sensitive skin.

    “It is an exciting opportunity for us to expand our business in this market and enhance our presence in the beauty industry with this successful New Zealand brand,” said Livia Wang, Australia and New Zealand CEO of Access Corporate Group.

    “Savar is a good fit for Access. We have a strict set of guidelines when considering new brands. We need to ensure the authenticity of ingredients, incorporation of technology and delivery of quality products, and Savar ticks all the boxes.”

    “We really love the fact it uses ethically-sourced natural ingredients that care for both humans and the planet, as well as cutting-edge technology that ensures production of skincare is of the highest quality. It’s a great range that will enrich the daily lives of our consumers and deliver our promise of ‘Everyday Better Life’,” she added.

    “Vicky has a great entrepreneurial spirit and we’re confident it will be a great partnership. We’ll bring Savar on a new journey which encompasses skincare, homewares and travel essentials that builds incredibly close and dynamic relationships with our consumers,” said Greg MacPherson.

    “Savar will be able to leverage the resources and technologies that Access brings to develop its product lines and expand its market, and, we believe, see its sales really take off.”

    Savar will join Access’s beauty and skincare brands which currently includes popular brands such as Dr. LeWinn’s, Hunter Lab, Bean Body, Minenssey, Napoleon Perdis, and Thalissi – each with a unique area of specialty.

    In just three years Access has grown from five brands in its portfolio to more than 20 premium quality health, lifestyle, and beauty brands. With ‘Everyday better life’ as its vision, Access sees its premium brands as integral to the daily routine of consumers to help them feel good and become healthier and more beautiful. Access set a sales record on its recent 6/6 Shopping Carnival, which took place during June 6 to June 18. Gross merchandise value stood at nearly AU$ 300 million, tripled the figure posted last year.