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BUG-A-SALT announces global distribution partnership with MACVAD of New Zealand


BUG-A-SALT announces global distribution partnership with MACVAD of New Zealand

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Skell Inc., patent holder & manufacturer of the BUG-A-SALT insect eradication device, is proud to announce a new global distribution partnership with MACVAD of New Zealand. 

Since BUG-A-SALT launched in 2012, due to a horrific problem with blood-sucking sand files, New Zealand has been the #1 market requesting to purchase BUG-A-SALT guns.  Initially, Skell was not able to consider New Zealand due to a lack of inventory.  More recently, distribution was held back due to a lack of a suitable strategic partner. Erika Schimik, President, Skell Inc., states, "The release of our product in New Zealand is long overdue, and we are proud to announce we have chosen to partner with a strong industry leader such as MACVAD.  With over 30 years of experience in the retail sector, we feel Sharl Short and his marketing & customer service team at MACVAD will serve as a natural extension of our brand – reinforcing our strong commitment to customer service & quality control as we expand globally."  

"From the moment I saw this amazing product, I realized MACVAD simply had to get this agency. I am grateful for Erika and Lorenzo of Skell Inc. to have given us this opportunity. My team and I will be working very hard to ensure we make this a huge success, 'Down Under'. We have already pre-booked trade fair booths, engineered social media campaigns, and the stock is on its way. Look out flies and other pesky insects. Your Kiwi days are numbered, one salt-shot at a time!" says Sharl Short, Director, MACVAD NZ LTD.  Email us on to ensure you get on our mailing list for the latest updates or ring us on 0800 622 823 (NZ calls only) and leave us your contact details.

About BUG-A-SALT & Skell Inc.
The BUG-A-SALT is a miniaturized shotgun, which uses ordinary table salt as a lethal, non-toxic projectile.  The BUG-A-SALT has an accuracy range of within three feet, leaves bugs whole for easy cleanup, and is a surefire fun way to enjoy a disgusting task. 

Skell Inc. is the brainchild of CEO, patent holder, and inventor Lorenzo Maggiore and serves as the holding company for BUG-A-SALT products and merchandise.  Summer 2012, Lorenzo launched a video telling the story of his journey on crowd-funding website,  The video quickly went viral, resulting in the sale of over 20,000 units.  As of 2018, BUG-A-SALT has sold over 1.5M insect eradication devices and continues to globally patent & trademark new products each year.  BUG-A-SALT insect eradication videos have received over 45 million views online.  In addition, Mr. Maggiore and his invention have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! News, BUZZFEED, Huffington Post, Wired, and Reddit.   For more information about our products, please visit us at


Patrick Flury
Marketing Director, BUG-A-SALT
2401 Lincoln Blvd. Upstairs #C
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Office: 310 392-3288 

Sharl Short
Director, Urban Leisure, MACVAD
39 Rawene Rd, Birkenhead, Auckland, 0626, New Zealand
Ph 0800 622 823 (NZ calls only)


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