From one simple product line in 1981 to over 2600 items and counting today, still family owned and operated!
Our founders, Frans & Ria Koppers immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1981 with their young family of 3 children. They brought with them a single 40’ container, one half filled with their most valuable personal possessions and the other half filled with copper and brass planters they would use to start their new Floral & Garden Center wholesale business. Operating out of a small section of a warehouse that was loaned to them by a relative, the planters soon sold out, and Mr. & Mrs. Koppers placed their first overseas 40’ container import order within a few short months.
In the late 1980’s, Frans Koppers Imports expanded their product line to include not only planters, but other items including garden décor, home décor and general giftware. We are proud to say, 34 years later, we still have many of the same customers we started with, a testament to our dedication and quality items.
We believe that any great company can still be run on family values and integrity. In 2000, Mr. & Mrs. Koppers retired, and their sons Paul & Ron Koppers took over running the family business. We are proud to say that we are still family owned and operated with the same values that founded Frans Koppers Imports.
With an ever evolving and expanding product line Frans Koppers Imports moved to their brand new facilities in Guelph, Ontario in 2006. Having a warehouse space of 23,000 sq. ft., and 24 feet of ceiling clearance, our modern facilities allows us to better serve our customers, shipping orders out quickly and efficiently, while maintaining a very closely managed inventory.
Today, we are proud to offer a comprehensive collection of giftware, home décor, garden décor and outdoor living, as well as seasonal items that we distribute to our Canadian retail partners from coast to coast. With over 30 years’ experience in the Canadian giftware industry, we offer a constantly evolving range of original, innovative high quality items that supply a diverse collection of retailers.
Our goal is to be your first choice as a supplier, exceeding your requirements for product and service. The national sales team at Frans Koppers Imports covers all of Canada, supported by our friendly customer service department at the Guelph office. Please contact us and we will gladly put you in contact with our representative in your area.
We pride ourselves on our long standing relationships with our customers, suppliers and employees, and look forward to expanding those relations as we continue to grow together.
Frans Koppers Imports Ltd is a proud member of Canadian Gift Association (CanGift) and participates in both the Toronto Gift Fair and Alberta Gift Fair.