Firm will supply merchandise for BT, Proctor & Gamble, Golzari, BP and Westfield Shopping Centre
Outdoor equipment maker Highlander has secured new contracts worth more than £500,000 to supply branded products for multinational companies for this year's London Olympics.
Livingston-based Highlander, which won an official merchandising licence for the games back in 2010, will create backpacks, wallets and travel accessories for firms like BT, Proctor & Gamble, Golzari, BP and Westfield Shopping Centre.
Highlander will also supply the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) with 250,000 rain ponchos for spectators attending the games, which start on July 27.
The company said it has already begun supplying national retailers like John Lewis, River Island, Tesco and Sainsbury's with Olympic branded goods, which saw year-on-year sales more than double last month.
Turnover this year is expected to be up more than 30 per cent on the back of Olympic merchandising contracts.
Sales director Ramin Golzari said negotiations to provide two more multinationals with official Olympic branded goods are also nearing completion.
LOCOG predicts merchandising for the London Olympics will generate more than £1 billion in sales from more than 10,000 official branded items.