Zippo Manufacturing Company is
the maker of the world famous windproof lighter with the Lifetime Guarantee.
Other products from Zippo's diverse line include a variety of pocket knives, key
holders, money clips, writing instruments, tape measures, and the new
Zippo was founded in Bradford, Pennsylvania in 1932 when George G. Blaisdell
decided to create a lighter that would look good and be easy to use. Blaisdell
obtained the rights for an Austrian windproof lighter with a removable top, and
re-designed it to his own requirements. He made the case rectangular and
attached the lid to the bottom with a welded hinge, and surrounded the wick with
a windhood. Fascinated by another recent invention, the zipper, Blaisdell called
his new lighter "Zippo", and backed it with a Lifetime Guarantee.
Zippo has produced over
400 million windproof lighters since its founding in 1932. Except for
improvements in the flint wheel and modifications in case finishes, Blaisdell's
original design remains virtually unchanged today. The Lifetime Guarantee that
accompanies every Zippo lighter still guarantees that "It works or we fix it
Zippo has expanded its sales operations nationally and internationally through a
wide network of sales representatives. In more than 120 countries throughout the
world, Zippo is synonymous with American made quality and craftsmanship.
Zippo windproof lighters enjoy a widespread and enviable reputation as valuable
collectibles. The company produces the Zippo Lighter Collectors' Guide
containing illustrations of the lighters and descriptions of the series, as well
as an explanation of the date code found on the bottom of every Zippo lighter.
Clubs for lighter collectors have been organized in England, Italy, Switzerland,
Germany, Japan and the United States. Zippo also sponsors its own collectors
club, Zippo Click. click here to read more
Concern Trading started business in 1978 as a partnership in Singapore. In December 1980 it was converted into a private limited company. In 1982, Concern expanded its business to Malaysia and in 1994 to Thailand. Today, Concern is representing a wide range of products for several principals and manufacturers from different countries for its trade distribution in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei. In Indonesia, Concern is working with two counter-parts located in Jakarta for its trade distribution.
One of the most valued products in Concern’s trade distribution is Zippo products from the USA.