July 1, 2023

OVO Vodka partners with Kohler Distributing Company: A winning combination

We are excited to announce that OVO Vodka has recently signed with Kohler Distributing Company. This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone for OVO Vodka and sets the stage for an exciting new chapter in our journey. In this post, we will delve into the details of our collaboration with Kohler, highlighting their impressive track record and commitment to excellence.

A Legacy of Success:
Kohler Distributing Company, headquartered in Hawthorne, New Jersey, boasts a rich history dating back to 1947. From humble beginnings of selling 50,000 cases annually, Kohler has undergone remarkable growth, evolving into a 6.1 million case, $120-million enterprise. Today, Kohler stands as the largest beer distributor in its northeast New Jersey territory, serving Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, and Morris counties, with recent expansions into Union, Essex, and Hudson counties.

A Family-Owned Legacy:
Under the stewardship of the second generation, Gary and Scott Graham, who took the reins in 1983, Kohler Distributing Company has thrived. Their unwavering commitment to exceptional service, foresight, and dedication has propelled the company to become one of the top 50 beer wholesalers in the entire United States. Kohler’s growth has been marked by strategic decisions, allowing them not only to survive but also to prosper in an ever-changing industry.

Unmatched Expertise and Infrastructure:
Investing in the future, Kohler opened a state-of-the-art 190,000 square-foot warehouse and office facility in Hawthorne, New Jersey, in 2004. This cutting-edge infrastructure enables streamlined operations and efficient distribution, ensuring that products reach their destinations promptly and in optimal condition. With a fleet of 60 trucks, Kohler Distributing Company possesses the operational capacity, dedicated resources, and a skilled management team to stay ahead in the dynamic beer and beverage market.

A Commitment to Sustainability:
Kohler Distributing Company understands the importance of environmental stewardship and has integrated sustainability practices into their operations. Their commitment to reducing emissions is exemplified by their fleet of 50 heavy-duty delivery trucks, equipped with the latest low-pollution technology. Additionally, Kohler’s new building, designed with green initiatives in mind, prioritizes energy efficiency through computer-controlled heating, ventilation, and lighting systems, minimizing the use of non-renewable energy sources.

Championing Recycling and Environmental Conservation:
As a responsible corporate citizen, Kohler actively promotes recycling and environmental conservation. Their comprehensive recycling programs extend to all areas of their business, with initiatives for wood pallets, shrink wrap, corrugated cardboard, engine oil, and paper. By diverting over 90% of recyclable materials from the solid waste refuse stream, Kohler demonstrates its commitment to sustainable practices and minimizing their ecological footprint.

A Bright Future Together:
OVO Vodka’s decision to partner with Kohler Distributing Company is a testament to our shared values of excellence, customer service, and sustainability. With Kohler’s market dominance and expertise in beverage distribution, we are confident that this collaboration will result in increased visibility, wider market reach, and enhanced customer satisfaction for OVO Vodka.

As OVO Vodka transitions to Kohler Distributing Company as our new distributor, we are thrilled about the opportunities that lie ahead. Our alignment with Kohler’s legacy, expertise, and commitment to sustainability promises an exciting future for OVO Vodka. Stay tuned for updates on the availability of OVO Vodka at your favorite establishments and join us as we toast to this promising partnership.