Supplier Spotlight: More than Just a Pen

  • Feb 17, 2020

When you think about exceptional quality and customer experience in the promotional products industry, who comes to mind?  Hub, the leader in supplying high-quality pens come of course!

Hub built its reputation, since 1954, for being the trusted for great products. Their modern website features 360-degree view of each pen and offers lifestyle images which help distributors be successful presenting pens to clients. Even today, the Hub brand is still recognized for quality that customers have recognized since the beginning.

While ethically sourced from China and imprinted here is the United States, Hub offers only the finest pens. Multiple styles available from sleek hybrid pens to laser engraved imprints that light up when double-clicked. So many options are available.

The company has grown a lot since 1954. With new products, an expansion into a larger office and plant, Hub has taken the promotional industry by storm.

In 2016, they founded Hub Promotional Group – now HPG Brands with expanded pen production in Toronto-based Debco with the same quality and speed customers come to expect. Further plans are to produce Hub items at other HPG Brands companies nationwide.

Writing instruments are the biggest sellers, although the company is so much more than just pens. It’s really about the people. “If you talk to employees and even customers of Hub, you’ll find the feeling of family and strong tradition of loyalty,” says Trina Bicknell, SVP Sales.

With 300 talented employees Hub delivers exception customer experience. “We have employees and customers that have been with the company for decades,” Trina added.

Earth Conscience

Global impact promotional products have on the environment has become an opportunity to reduce industrial pollution. As of January 1, 2020, Hub offset its carbon footprint through its outbound UPS shipments at no extra cost to the customer. All shipments utilizing the HPG’s contract offer the 100% carbon offsetting initiative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

“This innovative program furthers HPG’s commitment to environmental sustainability, while offering out distributor partners freight costs typically lower than when they ship using their own freight rates.  This efficiency is accomplished by leveraging HPG’s North America-wide footprint, and the economies of scale it provides – good news for the environment, and good news for HPG customers.” HPG CEO Chris Anderson explained.

What’s Next?

“Lots of innovation,” Trina said. The newest product, the Tabellone pen is “so incredible you won’t be sure where the pen ends and the box begins.”

Tabellone is the Italian word for “billboard” which means this pen is fully customizable and comes in a full-color gift box set.

Everyone uses pens every day. Regardless of your preference, Hub’s employees are ready to help you find the perfect pen for you.

Here at Beacon Promotional Products, we’re happy to help find the best Hub pen for you too!


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