Wallo Brands

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Wallo Brands LLC
Type Public
Industry Building materials, Fashion
Founded January 17, 2013; 11 years ago (2013-01-17)
Founder(s) Victor Agapov (CEO)
Headquarters Middleton, Wisconsin, U.S.
Area served Global
Products Wallo™ Access Panels, Mafaka Apparel, Midwest Biotech Supply
Divisions Midwest Biotech Supply, Mafaka Apparel
Website http://wallobrands.com/

Wallo Brands LLC is an American company that operates in the building and construction industry, specializing in access panels and doors for home improvement stores under the Wallo brand. The company has expanded its business by establishing Mafaka Apparel, operating as Wallo Brands DBA (doing business as), which specializes in marketing men's clothing lines under the brand name Mafaka.[1][2]


Wallo Brands was founded in 2013 in Middleton, Wisconsin.[3][4][5] Victor Agapov serves as the company's CEO.[4][6]

Wallo Brands initially focused on providing integrated access solutions for residential and commercial properties.[7] The company's flagship product, the Wallo circular access panel was introduced at AHR EXPO 2012, held during the 64th International Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating Exposition from January 23–25, 2012, at McCormick Place in Chicago.[6]

The Wallo access panels and doors are designed for easy installation, providing access to various elements behind drywall ceilings and walls, such as ductwork air damper controls, electrical junction boxes, and serving as covers for speaker holes.[6][7]

In January 2015, Wallo Brands secured a distribution deal with Menards stores in the United States.[8][9][10] The company also ventured into biotechnology with the establishment of its Midwest Biotech Supply, providing custom protein process services and protein products for biotech and pharmaceutical applications.[11]

Mafaka Apparel

Wallo Brands introduced Mafaka Apparel, a men's fashion line inspired by varied cultural styles.[2] The brand aims individuality and authenticity, with a product being Classic Fit boxers made from 100% cotton.[1]

Disability advocacy

Wallo Brands is a founding member of Disability:IN Wisconsin.[9][12][13] In January 2017, the company received certification as a Disability Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE), formerly known as The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) Disability Supplier Diversity Program, now called Disability:IN DOBE.[4][14][12][13] Wallo Brands is a founding member of The Top Disability-Friendly Employer in Wisconsin Award, an annual recognition presented by Disability:IN Wisconsin.[13] The company was a sponsor of the inaugural award in 2023.[15]


Wallo Brands LLC has secured trademarks, providing legal protection and recognition, notably in categories like non-metal wall and ceiling panels.[16][17][18]


Wallo Brands received the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (ACHR) News Magazine 2015 Dealer Design Award.[19][20][21]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Wallo Brands Introduces Mafaka Apparel: A Fusion of Cultural Styles Redefining Street Fashion" (in en-US). http://wallobrands.com/wallo-brands-introduces-mafaka-apparel-a-fusion-of-cultural-styles-redefining-street-fashion/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Street Born, Grit Worn." (in en). https://mafakaapparel.com/pages/about-us. 
  3. "Wallo Brands Llc | See Full Importer History" (in en-US). https://www.importgenius.com/importers/wallo-brands-llc. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "The latest news from member leaders, Liz and Victor". https://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-latest-news-from-member-leaders--Liz-and-Victor.html?soid=1133614346423&aid=DporCq0vy_U. 
  5. "HTS Code" (in en-US). https://www.datamyne.com/importers/wi/17181/53562. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Wallo™ Expanding Product Line at AHR EXPO: Introducing Commercial-Sized Spring-Loaded Round Ceiling/Wall Access Panels" (in en). https://www.pr.com/press-release/595508. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Treadwell, Kristina (2019-10-28). "Q&A with Lowe’s Disability:IN Supplier Victor Agapov" (in en-US). https://disabilityin.org/supplier-diversity-procurement/lowes-and-supplier-victor-agapov/. 
  8. Jones, Andy. "Wallo™ Commercial-Sized Spring-loaded Round Ceiling/Wall Access Panels to be Carried by Menards Home Improvement Stores" (in en-US). http://wallobrands.com/wallotm-commercial-sized-spring-loaded-round-ceilingwall-access-panels-to-be-carried-by-menards-home-improvement-stores/. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Wallo Brands |" (in en-US). https://disabilityinwisconsin.org/member-spotlights/wallo-brands/. 
  10. "Menards". https://www.menards.com/main/plumbing/plumbing-installation-repair/plumbing-access-panels/c-8525.htm. 
  11. "Midwest Biotech Supply Launches Offerings to Support Biotech Companies Focused on Improving the Human Condition. - Free Online Library". https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Midwest+Biotech+Supply+Launches+Offerings+to+Support+Biotech...-a0533098615. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Disability:IN Wisconsin celebrates annual inclusion award winners" (in en-US). 2023-12-15. https://www.ibmadison.com/disabilityin-wisconsin-celebrates-annual-inclusion-award-winners/. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Engst, Kodie (2023-12-18). "Disability:IN Wisconsin: Celebrates annual Inclusion Award winners | WisBusiness" (in en-US). https://www.wisbusiness.com/2023/disabilityin-wisconsin-celebrates-annual-inclusion-award-winners-2/. 
  14. "Kristina Treadwell, Author at Disability:IN - Page 2 of 3" (in en-US). https://disabilityin.org/author/ktreadwell/. 
  15. "Top Disability-Friendly Employers In Wisconsin™ Award |" (in en-US). https://disabilityinwisconsin.org/top-disability-friendly-employers-award/. 
  16. "WALLO Trademark of Wallo Brands LLC - Registration Number 5012815 - Serial Number 86856336 :: Justia Trademarks" (in en). http://trademarks.justia.com/868/56/wallo-86856336.html. 
  17. "WALLO - Wallo Brands LLC Trademark Registration" (in en). https://uspto.report/TM/86856336. 
  18. USPTO. "MAFAKA - Wallo Brands Llc Trademark Registration" (in en). https://uspto.report/TM/98040766. 
  19. Jones, Andy. "Wallo Brands Wins ACHR News 2015 Dealer Design Awards" (in en-US). http://wallobrands.com/wallo-brands-wins-achr-news-2015-dealer-design-awards/. 
  20. "RectorSeal’s Mighty Bracket Flexes its Golden Muscles | 2015-07-20 | ACHRNEWS | ACHR News" (in en). https://www.achrnews.com/articles/130135-rectorseals-mighty-bracket-flexes-its-golden-muscles. 
  21. "Wallo Brands LLC: Circular Panels | 2015-05-11 | ACHRNEWS | ACHR News" (in en). https://www.achrnews.com/articles/129565-wallo-brands-llc-circular-panels. 

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