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Dutch SME that designs and sells wooden and textile toys used as design objects is looking for a production partner for manufacturing of high-end toys. The partner should use FSC solid wood and should be able to handle the complete process from purchase to packaging. Manufacturing agreement is offered to a partner wanting to start with small volume and able to scale-up production when sales are taking off.
This Dutch SME started in 2016 with the ambition to design products in such a way that it appeals to both kids and parents: products that blend in perfectly with the rest of the interior of a home. All minimalist products designed for contemporary homes are crafted from high-quality and natural materials that are durable. The products are sold internationally in Europe and the rest of the world.
Now that sales have taken off the company is looking for a Central or Eastern European production partner willing to start at low volume but able to scale up to higher volumes.
A manufacturing agreement will be offered to a company that delivers FSC solid wooden toys that meets all the necessary quality standards/tests.
The company designs several types of products:
-solid wood furniture upholstered with 100% wool fabric
-solid wood printed with child friendly paint
-solid wood lacquered with a child friendly varnish clearly showing the type of wood used.
A company that can manufacture all 3 types of products is preferred but expert manufacturers of one or two types are considered.
The Dutch company will make the design and transfer it to the manufacturers who meet the requirements. The partner should be ready to source and use FSC woods like oak, maple, mahogany and walnut. The partner is also expected to handle packaging and labelling of these high quality finished product. Packaging design and artwork is provided by the Dutch company.
The potential partner is expected to:
- source the wood.
- have extensive experience in working with and modelling wood.
- offer upholstering, printing and/or lacquering.
- offer packaging and labelling for the final products.
- meet the requirements specified in the:
-- Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC.
-- EN 71 (the EU standard for safety requirements for toys)
-- ISO 14001
-- ISO 9001:00
-- OHSAS 18001
The manufactured products must of course also meet all the legal requirements for CE (Europe) and ASTM (North America) marking.
The Central or Eastern European partner should be ready to use FSC woods like oak, maple, mahogany and walnut to produce high-end wooden toys. The partner is also expected to handle the process from sourcing of the wood up to the packaging of the high quality finished product.
Manufacturing agreement is offered.