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Danish company seeks an East European manufacturer of wooden birdhouses for long term co-operation

Country of origin:
Country: 
DENMARK
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRDK20190110001
Published
10/01/2019
Last update
11/01/2019
Expiration date
12/01/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Garden and horticultural products
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Summary

Summary: 
A Danish company is manufacturing and selling wooden birdhouses in Denmark and Sweden and in order to meet growing demand is looking for a manufacturer in Eastern Europe. Ideally, the supplier should be from Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland or Hungary, but competitive offers from other East European countries will also be considered.

Description

Description: 

The Danish company is a family business established in 2014 and has been designing, manufacturing and selling wooden birdhouses and bird feeders since. All production takes place in-house in Denmark. Over the years, their sales have grown, and they are now represented in numerous farm and interior/exterior design shops in both Denmark and Sweden. In order to keep up with growing demand, they are looking for manufacturers for their birdhouses in Eastern Europe. Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary are preferred, but other countries in the region are not ruled out, providing the offer is competitive.

The birdhouses are premium quality and handmade from sustainable wood i.e. re-used or FSC certified wood. This quality and line of production must be continued by the manufacturer. The type of wood varies from softwood such as pine, to hardwoods such as walnut and can depend on what the manufacturer has access to. The company has two models, which are 245 mm x 140 mm and 295mm x 160. Full technical drawings are of course available.

As the initial quantities are not based on mass production and the first order will be 300 birdhouses in total, the manufacturer cannot have too high minimum order quantity. However, this is a growing company and larger quantities are expected in the future.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
1. To be manufactured: two models of birdhouses. 2. Production method: primarily handmade. 3. Wood type: pine, beech, ash, oak, maple, mahogany, rose, walnut. Ideally made from reused/recycled wood, wood batches left over from larger production projects, or FSC certified wood. 4. Design: owned by the Danish company. 5. Volumes (for first batch): 150 pieces in softwood + 150 pieces in hardwood. 6. Delivery: the manufacturer must arrange delivery to Denmark. The manufacturer must produce and deliver two test birdhouses as part of the negotiation with the Danish company. High product quality is essential.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The partner needs to be a wooden products manufacturer, who is able to deliver handmade quality products, and accept relatively small volumes to start with. The manufacturer must also arrange transport for the birdhouses to Denmark.

Type and size

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

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia