Stanbee celebrates 70 years in business and 10 years in Asia
In 2018 Stanbee is celebrating 70 years in business, and 10 years manufacturing in Asia.
The company was founded in 1948 by Manny Berkson and his son, Stan. When Manny’s second son, Howard, joined to head up sales and marketing, the family business was complete. Back then, Manny had been a salesman for Davis Box Toe and was convinced he could make a better product, but even more importantly, he knew the key to success wasn’t just a good boxtoe, but great customer service.
These days, Manny’s grandson, Michael Berkson, is the company CEO. He has over 30 years with the company and still follows the same formula for success – that a company’s growth is only as good as the service it provides its customers.
In 2008, Stanbee established its first production facility in Asia. Their goal 10 years ago was to develop a line of high performance products that were more cost efficient and sustainable. Taking an innovative approach, Stanbee Asia Limited (SAL) has developed and patented some of the best counter and box toe materials in the industry.
At the celebratory meeting held in Thailand in early March, 2018, CEO Michael Berkson said “We are very proud of what we have accomplished but we are not done. We are committed to grow and evolve as we improve our products and our process to be even more efficient, effective and sustainable in the years ahead.”