The Global Rolling Paper Leader Republic Brings Together Their OCB Brand and Wakit Grinders in Exclusive Partnership
Partnership Leverages OCB Brand’s Wide Distribution Network, Consumer Interest in Natural Products
GLENVIEW, Ill.—May 4, 2021—Republic, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious brand portfolios of rolling papers and lifestyle accessories, announced today an exclusive wholesale distribution agreement with Wakit Grinders. The partnership taps into one of the most storied craft rolling paper brands made in France since 1918, Republic’s OCB line of natural rolling papers and cones, to distribute Wakit rechargeable electric herb grinders to wholesale channels in the U.S. and Canada, and includes future plans to expand the Wakit product line.
“At OCB, we value creativity and inventiveness. Wakit is one of the most innovative brands in the category, that’s why the partnership makes sense for us,” said Charlie Bachmann of OCB Rolling Papers. “The quality of bud ground up from a Wakit grinder is the perfect consistency to fill OCB’s signature thin, slow-burning rolling papers for a premium, natural experience the way nature intended, every time.”
Invented by G&E Innovations, Wakit Grinders feature a patented “ball-and-chain” design and are engineered to easily prep dried herbs to a uniform coarse consistency in seconds. With the push of a button, Wakit’s spinning chain separates stems and seeds from the bud and produces a consistent grind for even burning.
“We have been researching Republic and OCB for years before we even met them. We are honored to be chosen by this historic brand as a partner, especially since our brands both share a similar passion for quality,” said Gustavo Reyes, Founder of Wakit Grinders. “Through all the product testing we have done in finding a rolling paper that lets the flavor of the flower stand out and burns evenly without canoeing, OCB Rolling Papers are the cream of the crop.”