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Business Update: Autumn 2021

19879_19957B.pngIncredible as it may seem, Autumn has arrived and a busy last quarter is upon us!

As countries across Europe have begun to re-open, we are all enjoying being able to gather with friends and family to celebrate once more. It’s great to see that balloons remain much in demand, adding instant celebration and joy to these occasions.

Thank you for all your Halloween orders – looks like a big year for Halloween parties! Some lines are now sold out for this season, but we and our distributors still have a good selection of designs available for any last minute requirements you may have.


We have lots more festive product arriving during October, so if you haven’t already placed your orders, please do so as soon as possible to ensure the best choice of ranges!

Demand has been very strong on both new lines and established favourites, so we can’t wait to see all your amazing creations!

Remember to tag us on social media #qualatexballoons @qualatex

21227_21304B.pngSPRING SEASON
Valentines and Spring Summer catalogues are available to view on, with a ton of useful click-through content and inspiration.

Printed copies will be mailing shortly too.

Remember to order early for the widest product selection!

The ongoing strong demand for balloons globally, combined with latent logistics and staffing challenges around the world, means inventory levels at Pioneer Europe are unfortunately still lower than normal. We continue to receive regular stock deliveries from our US manufacturing plants and our Operations team are working to fulfil outstanding customer orders as quickly as possible once new stock arrives.

Demand for Bubble Balloons in particular continues to be exceptionally high. Whilst production is increasing, and deliveries arrive on a regular basis, there are a large number of back orders still to be serviced, so we do need to advise it may be some time before new orders are able to be fulfilled in a timely way.

Please also accept our apologies if we are unable to forecast availability dates with as high a degree of accuracy as we would normally expect – arrival dates frequently change.

Please continue to place your orders as usual and we will advise you just as soon as product becomes available.

We are so pleased to have begun to resume our face-to-face education programme (with the appropriate emphasis on gathering safely of course). We have a number of fabulous courses, events and conventions planned for the rest of the year and into 2022 - so whether you are a complete beginner, looking to brush up your skills, gain inspiration, or simply rejoice in being together with other balloon pros at a Big Balloon Build or BACI, check out our Education and Events programme here. And of course the Qualatex “watch-wherever-you are” webinar programme continues too - check out the upcoming programme and previous broadcasts.

We are planning to be at Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg 2-6th February and at Spring Fair in Birmingham, 6th-9th Feb 2021.

Mark the dates in your calendar and do let us know if you are planning on attending, it would be great to put a time in the diary to catch up with you there!

19766_19772B.pngThanks for your continued support and do drop us an email any time on if you have anything we can help with. Keep safe and well, and here’s to a very successful Christmas selling season for you all.

The Pioneer Europe Team

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