Wilton Enterprises, based in Woodridge, Illinois, and founded in 1929, is the leading food crafting company in the industry, with the number one position in cake decorating, bakeware and tea kettles.
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The 2007 merger of Wilton Industries, EK Success, Dimensions Holdings LLC, plus K&Company positioned Wilton as the largest and most diversified company in the craft industry and prepared it to achieve unparalleled growth. The company is owned by TowerBrook Capital Partners, one of the nation´s leading private equity firms.
Each division within Wilton Brands is known worldwide as a market leader in its specialty business.
Wilton Enterprises, based in Woodridge, Illinois, and founded in 1929, is the leading food crafting company in the industry, with the number one position in cake decorating, bakeware and tea kettles. Today, Wilton Enterprises offers the industry´s most comprehensive and innovative selection of baking, cake decorating, candy making, cookie making, wedding, baby, party, seasonal, kitchen and hydration products. These products are designed to make it easy for anyone to enjoy the thrill of serving something special and utilizing unique style and design while doing it. Consumers trust Wilton brands such as Performance Pans™, Candy Melts® brand confectionery coating, Cupcakes ´N More® dessert stands and Copco® Housewares to help make celebrations more exciting. Along with great products, Wilton classes and publications have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world create impressive party desserts, served with flair. Celebrating its 80th year, The Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art still educates 1,400 students a year who have come from 88 countries and all 50 states while Educational Marketing with its almost 4,000 teachers across the US taught 262,000 people the art of cake decorating in 2008. Wilton Enterprises is a major name in the specialty home products industry through Copco. Copco is the premier designer and marketer of tea kettles and quality kitchenware, including a line by Mario Batali The Italian Kitchen. With a history that spans almost 50 years, Copco has taken its experience and knowledge of creating functional yet stylish teakettles and has evolved into offering thermal mugs, hydration, kitchen storage and organization plus food preparation tools. Although ever-changing in product offerings, Copco remains constant in providing products that are trend-correct in color and style while incorporating the latest technologies to provide the highest quality products. With these fundamentals, the Copco brand represents the true meaning of style, design and function.
The EK Success Brands group consists of several well recognized businesses and brands. EK Success Brands is a creative consumer products division with the leading position in the $3 billion scrapbooking market. The company designs and sells some of the craft industry´s most respected brands of stickers, multi-dimensional embellishments, punches and writing utensils for use in scrapbooking and related paper crafts, such as card and invitation creation. These include Jolee’s®, Jolee’s Boutique®, Jolee’s Jewels®, ZIG® Memory System®, Sticko®, Paper Shapers®, HERMA® and Cutter Bee®. The company has a demonstrated history of successful product innovation, having won over 40 design and reader´s choice awards since 2002. The company also launched the Martha Stewart Crafts line in May 2007. EK Success Brands maintains a solid leadership position in the scrapbook and paper-based craft industry through its highly-recognized K&Company brand. Their product lines include albums, tag books, embossed stickers, metal arts, distinctive papers and three-dimensional Grand Adhesions. K&Company provides unique products and coordinating lines carefully designed for lasting appeal. Dimensions is a leading designer, producer and distributor of premium quality craft and hobby products for adults and children. It has developed leading brands including Dimensions® (needlecraft), Paintworks™ (paint-by-number), Perler Beads® (kids´ activity beading) and Inkadinkado® (rubber stamping). It also offers a large range of needlecraft options in cross-stitch, crewel embroidery, needlepoint, punch needle and embroidery.