Two Montreal-based distributors are merging effective September 2, the companies announced, with changes in Canada but no impact on U.S. operations. Game distributor Luma Games and toy and game distributor ILO307 will operate as ILO307 across both English and French-speaking Canada, and Luma Imports will continue to be the brand for the American market after the merger.
Founded in 1995, ILO307 distributes games and toys across Canada, representing Blue Orange, Bombyx, Studio H, Matagot, and others, and serving as the official Canadian partner for Djeco.
Luma took on its current character last year, when Jules Vautour, former COO of CMON, joined Luma Group as shareholder and CEO (see ‘Vautour Joins Luma as CEO”). Since then, the company has expanded the lines it represents and begun serving the U.S. market as Luma Imports.
“This will give us the opportunity to broaden our market share in multiple territories, as well as offer an even more complete catalog to our clients, existing and new,” Luma CEO Jules Vautour said of the merger.
“Thanks to this merger, we will have an enviable product portfolio to offer our customers,” ILO307 President France Regimbal said. “The rich and unique expertise brought together will allow ÎLO307 to stand out as a major game and toy distributor in Canada.”