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COVID-19: Italian company is looking for distributors and wholesalers for personal protective equipment

Country of origin:
Country: 
ITALY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOIT20200519001
Published
19/05/2020
Last update
20/05/2020
Expiration date
21/05/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Rescue and emergency equipment
Other retailing
Other manufacturing (not elsewhere classified)
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Summary

Summary: 
The Italian manufacturing company offers innovative solutions for the fashion industry. It has expanded its production to help fighting COVID-19 and is looking for foreign distributors and wholesalers. The company offers a wide portfolio of made in Italy-certified personal protective equipment.

Description

Description: 

The Italian manufacturing company was established in 1987 in the Abruzzo region with the goal to find new ideas and to offer innovative solutions for the fashion industry.
After a steady growth, with major investments in technology and human resources, in 2003 the current structure has been outlined, with two complementary but distinct realities, which have thus been able to focus their activities reaching increasingly important goals and forming a new way of thinking about the product and its manufacturing.
Today the company performs research, designs and produces in the fields of fashion, art and design, pursuing the principles of sustainability and transparency.
On one side rthe manufacturing division offers whole collections and special products with an extreme flexibility of process and through technologies that have allowed them, all over the years, to anticipate the application in the world of fashion, art and design. The complex and varied structure meets a balance between technological development and the desire to preserve the value of craftsmanship, paying attention to the details that uniquely characterize their productions.
On the other side, the R&D and showroom areas organize research and development activities with the objective of leading stylists, designers and companies to explore possible applications of technologies. The company’s Milan facilities, thanks to events and workshops, become an opportunity to develop projects, create synergies, and make updated and accessible technologies.
A COVID-19 focused manufacturing area is now the new division of the company. First created to deal with the emergency situation and actively help the Italian organizations involved in the COVID-19 emergency through the production of PPE (personal protective equipment), the branch has now become a permanent division in order to respond to the needs required by the market and the new reality which we will inevitably have to get used to. The in-depth research of materials, processes and finishes - including the application of antibacterial and antiviral treatments on textile surfaces - combined with the know-how and many years of experience in the Fashion and Luxury sectors, allows the company to offer individual protective devices not only verified by the competent institutes, but also of high quality and innovation. This is the result of the encounter between aesthetics and functionality. Customizable protective clothing manufactured for which foreign distributors and wholesalers are sought are:
*masks
*protective suits
*visors
*gowns
*shoe protections
*surgical caps/ear and head protections
all suitable for guaranteeing personal safety and certified by the competent institutes. The company is able to produce more than 5,000 pieces per day and always pays attention to each detail in order to deliver good ergonomic PPE design that can help to reduce significant levels of discomfort and therefore help to ensure safe and healthy working conditions through their correct use. All products are made in Italy by the Italian supply chain.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company has acquired new knowledge and further evolved the thermowelding, ultrasound and thermoshaping technologies to permanently produce highly protective and customizable certified equipment compliant with the UNI EN ISO 13688:2013, UNI EN 14126:2004, UNI EN 166, UNI EN ISO 10993-1 regulations. The company has also developed the application of antiviral and antibacterial treatments on fabrics to manufacture products that meet fashion and functionality at the same time. Moreover, the company has enhanced 3D rendering technology to give the customers the opportunity to view simulations of the final product from the design phase, with the possibility of varying and customizing colors, shapes and sizes. Thanks to the quality of its products and its innovation, the company can guarantee personal safety for all garments and accessories.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for foreign distributors or wholesalers in order to consolidate its presence abroad with the new COVID-19 oriented production line of PPEs. Potential partners should have experience in fashion and care industries and would be attractive if the foreign companies had a developed client’s portfolio. The distributors and wholesalers can build a network with smaller retail shops as the goal is to reach consumers in other countries through wholesale and/or retail channels. The distributors/wholesalers can also sell directly to final customers if they have their own retail network.

Type and size

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

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