Maileg USA and Canada was founded in 2008 with own stock and office. Since the development has moved forward in a rush. In August 2012 Maileg North America Inc. was honoured with the medal of honor by HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark.
The award is given to a company which has preformed excellent in sales and marketing outside of Denmark. The award is given to persons or companies living outside of Denmark including danish subsidiary.
The award was given at New York Gift Fair on the 20th of August 2012 by the danish ambassador in New York, Jarl Frijs-Madsen.
"Maileg has achieved notable success in North America since Hanne and Lars Jul Andersen founded their American company through the Danish Trade commission in Atlanta. It all began in 2008 - a very dark periode of the financial crisis. It is never easy to break through at the big and challenging American market, but this was one of the most tough times in decades."
– Consul general of New York