Boveda Inc, has announced it has entered into a long term agreement with XIKAR, Inc by which Boveda will supply XIKAR with private label (Xikar branded) custom printed 2-way humidity control products.
While Boveda will continue to manufacture and distribute its own branded products, the agreement with XIKAR allows Boveda to expand its base for its patented 2-way humidity control technology. At the same time, it allows XIKAR to expand its line of cigar accessories by offering Boveda’s humidity control products.
Under the agreement XIKAR will provide retailers with inventory management and merchandising services, as well as education and training on the 2-way humidity control products.
In a press release announcing the agreement Tim Swail, Boveda’s Executive Vice President, stated “We believe retailers and consumers will benefit significantly from this new supply agreement, and it adds an exciting new product line to Xikar’s already formidable accessories lineup.”
According to XIKAR President Kurt Van Keppel, “Our agreement with Boveda is a natural step in our pursuit to be the turn-key supplier of all cigar accessories, to all cigar retailers.”
Boveda’s patented technology for 2-way humidity control works by padding or removing water-vapor—whichever is needed—in the headspace of packages and containers to maintain a constant, predetermined level of moisture in the enclosed product or material. Over the past couple of years, Boveda has also partnered with many leading cigar manufacturers to include humidity control products in cigar packaging.