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Austrian company is looking for suppliers or distributors of untreated and dried plants

Country of origin:
Country: 
AUSTRIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRAT20200811001
Published
13/08/2020
Last update
13/08/2020
Expiration date
14/08/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Other medical/health related (not elsewhere classified)
Health and beauty aids
Home furnishing and housewares
Furnishing and Furniture
Manufacture of other products of wood; manufacture of articles of cork, straw and plaiting materials
Manufacture of office and shop furniture
Manufacture of other furniture
Other manufacturing n.e.c.
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Summary

Summary: 
A young and aspiring, worldwide active Austrian company produces surfaces using various dried natural materials. As the demand for the company's products is increasing, the company seeks suppliers or distributors of dried plants and parts of plants, which are produced without using pesticides, in order to establish supplier or distribution services agreements. The aim of the agreements is to meet the increasing demand of the company's products and to mitigate the effects of harvest fluctuations.

Description

Description: 

The SME is located in the west of Austria and was founded in 2013 after several years of intensive research and development work. The company's vision is to use the natural surfaces it produces to help people interact more with nature, even in today's increasingly technological and fast-moving world.

The company produces surfaces on various carrier materials using pesticide-free, untreated and dried plants and parts of plants like petals, flower buds and hay. During the production process of the surfaces the used natural materials mostly retain their original characteristics with regard to their appearance, haptics and fragrance. Therefore, the produced surfaces bring nature into the client’s interiors and have positive effects on the well-being, body and mind of the latter.

The company’s surfaces are sold to traders and end costumers all over the world. Many awards and positive client’s feedback prove the company and its sustainable philosophy right.

The demand for the company's natural surfaces is constantly increasing. Therefore, and because the production of the surfaces is affected by high fluctuations due to the natural origin of the materials used (harvest, weather,…), the company is looking for reliable supplying or distribution partners. These partners should be able to supply the requested natural materials ideally in larger quantities and throughout the year.

However, it is important, that the plants and parts of plants supplied are produced without the use of pesticides, are untreated and dried.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The produced surfaces are one-of-a-kind products with an increasing demand. Through a special production process, the natural materials used for the surfaces retain their original, natural characteristics such as appearance, feel and scent. Thus, the natural surfaces bring nature closer to people and can unfold their positive effects. It encourages people to interact with nature more frequently, strengthens the important bond between people and nature and refreshes positive memories of nature. Also, the surfaces are a product „without limitation“ – the surfaces can be produced from nearly all kinds of natural materials.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The supplying or distribution partner should be able to supply pesticide-free, untreated and dried plants and parts of plants like petals, flower buds and hay. Ideally, these natural materials are supplied in larger quantities of several 100 kg and all year round. It is also important, that there are no foreign bodies such as stones in the dried natural materials. The sending of samples in advance is requested.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The Austrian company is looking for a supplying or distribution partner who is able to supply pesticide-free, untreated and dried natural materials like petals, flower buds and hay. Ideally, the supplier or distributor is able to supply these natural materials in larger quantities and throughout the year. The supplying or distribution partner should have environmental awareness, sustainability and fair working conditions and should not use child labour. The company is looking for a reliable partnership of trust and quality.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500