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B-Loony – Profile

B-Loony is South Africa’s largest and most innovative balloon printer.

The company was started in 1986 as a subsidiary of a UK firm but is now a wholly owned South African Entity.

B-Loony‘s modern and technically superior printing plant ensures the highest possible quality of print available. All printing and manufacture are strictly overseen by B-Loony‘s highly trained quality controllers and skilled technicians.

Because B-Loony manufacture and print products ‘in-house’, goods required urgently can be supplied and delivered on the unique ‘Yesterday’ service. “You set the deadline – we’ll meet it!” is no idle boast.

B-Loony – History

1976 – After a holiday in the U.S.A., the founders of B-Loony saw the potential of advertising balloons and realised there was a market for the product in the U.K. The name B-Loony was registered and business commenced that same year in their garage.

1978 – The business expanded into its first factory premises employing five people.

1980 – Further expansion into larger premises and the purchase of its first fully automated machinery.

1985 – By now, firmly established as one of the leading U.K. balloon companies it moved once again to larger premises employing ±20 people.

1990 – First speculative trip to South Africa to investigate the potential of the local market. The signs were promising and future trips were planned.

1992 – The name B-Loony was registered in S.A. and the company opened its doors for business in March of that year with two office staff and four factory staff.

1995 – After strong growth in the preceding three years, B-Loony moved into 800 sqm of modern factory space.

1998 – In January of this year, B-Loony became the first acquisition of Prima Toys Leisure Group, after their listing on the J.S.E.

2008 – Management buy out, now totally independent.

Present workforce 25 – 30 people. The office staff has over 30 years of combined experience in the balloon industry. Three of the original four factory staff still work for B-Loony. A balloon stock holding across the size and colour range of 3-4 million balloonsPrinting capacity of 100,00 balloons per day.