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A Cypriot manufacturing company of functional furniture components is seeking commercial agency and distribution services agreements.

Country of origin:
Country: 
CYPRUS
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOCY20190204001
Published
04/02/2019
Last update
16/04/2020
Expiration date
16/09/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Home furnishing and housewares
Housewares
Furnishing and Furniture
Manufacture of other furniture
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Summary

Summary: 
A Cypriot company, specialized in the furniture materials production, manufactures a series of patented quick connectors. It is looking for partners in the frame of commercial agency and distribution services agreements. Potential agents and distributors should be active in the wood, construction and furniture industry.

Description

Description: 

The Cypriot company, which was established in 2018, specializes exclusively in the furniture materials production.
The company manufactures a series of components applicable to the furniture industry. Its product portfolio includes state-of-the-art, patented quick- bed frame connectors, corner connectors, connecting fittings and several other high quality products that offer specialized solutions.

The company satisfies quality standards. It uses raw materials that comply with the necessary specifications and they are certified with the quality assurance of ISO 9001:2008.
Its bed-connector has been certified as an international patent and it has also been certified by the technological centre MIRTEC S.A. (Materials Industrial Research and Technology Development Centre).

The company has designed and developed an innovative plastic bed connector in close collaboration with the department of Wood & Furniture Design and Technology of the Technological & Educational Institute of Larissa, in Greece. Specifically, it is an international patented component that comes to set new standards of safety, reliability, durability and convenience, changing dramatically the assembly and disassembly of every kind of bed (kids bed, single bed, double bed etc).

The basic idea behind the product was motivated and driven by the need for easier transport of beds requiring their disassembling and the development of functional components. Under this perspective, these beds will be reassembled quickly and easily again, showing absolute stability and great durability. Compared to existing solutions, the current component makes the difference as it disconnects the parts of the bed with one move while the bed can be easily and quickly connected and disconnected without any tools. Therefore, the offered connector offers an added value for both furniture manufacturers and final users.

As regards the development of the company, it is aiming to expand its business activities abroad focusing on a new market entry. The company is interested in collaborating with new business partners from construction, wood and furniture industry in the frame of commercial agency agreement and distribution services agreements. Potential partners should be wholesalers, agents, and distributors from Europe and beyond, willing to represent and distribute the Cypriot company’s offered products into their internal markets. Potential agents would earn a commission on the sale of products to the end clients, while potential distributors would sell the products with a profit margin.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company has invented an innovative technology – plastic connectors used to the assembly of various products, such as beds, cabinets, and panels. Plastic connectors can easily be used as well as they can connect parts quickly with one click. The connectors have been continuously updated and improved so that they can be used in a wide variety of construction applications. The products are already completely developed. Potential cooperation partners can directly focus on a quick market entry. The bed connector is constructed in innovative special way to achieve the following advantages: -No need of dowels as it provides support for the whole length of the crossbar -It disconnects easily and quickly the parts of the bed -It connects and disconnects the bed without tools -It has safety clips -It never comes loose -It provides stability and it is quite strong - It is made of hard plastic and nylon with long durability -It eliminates crackles -It comes with certificate of conformity (based on international standard of EN 1725:1998) -It offers ideal tying -It can support a weight of 2 tones

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Potential partners should be business entities (with up to 500 employees) active in the furniture industry such as manufacturers, trade companies, distributing companies, trade agencies who are willing to import and distribute the quick connectors into their domestic markets under commercial agency and distribution services agreements. Previous trans-national cooperation activity of the potential partner is preferred. The potential partners should be able to undertake the distribution, sell the offered product, and represent the Cypriot company’s products abroad.

Type and size

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

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different sizes of quick connectors