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As manufacturing outsource consultants, Kassel Imports and Bestmak International Inc. help clever and ambitious companies take their products and ideas from final design to market. Our roots go back to the early 1940s, when Walter Kassel arrived in New York from Germany and founded Kassel Export Company. Since 1988, we have operated under the Lake Crescent Inc. corporate name, and continue to do so under the dba Kassel Imports. Fast forward to today, Kassel Imports is owned and managed by Jack Kassel under the corporate name Bestmak International Inc., the third generation of his family to serve as a manufacturing outsource consultant and trusted link between U.S. firms and global manufacturing resources. Kassel Imports services markets as diverse as pressure-sensitive tapes, labels, packaging, holiday and party decorations, non-woven disposables, molded parts, converting machinery, metallic glitter and a lot more!

  • 70+ years experience as manufacturing outsource consultant
  • Corporate importing expertise
  • Third-generation experience
  • Professional, detailed-oriented, knowledgeable
  • Tailored solutions to meet customers’ needs
  • Track record of cost-savings for clients

“Our fathers did business together, and I’m happy to honor and continue that relationship with Kassel imports.”

– Kristine Vanzutphen, Holiday Foliage

In the 1950s, Joseph Kassel took over the family business and successfully expanded into other import markets, including the emerging plastic-film industry, specialty wire, metal flake, and machinery – as well as beginning some manufacturing of his own. Some of the firms that became clients during that time continue to conduct business with the company to this day, the commercial relationships spanning decades and, now, third generations on both sides.

Jack Kassel took over management of the company in 1988, to oversee valued trade links between U.S. firms and global manufacturing resources. He orchestrated the shift of an important percentage of production to China in the 1990’s, without sacrificing the core values he inherited: quality, service, and rapport. At that time, he forged the valuable bond with Greentime Ltd in Asia, which acts as our partner, sourcing hub, and logistics provider for the business.

As a long-time member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), Jack understands the special concerns of small- to mid-sized companies and entrepreneurs.

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