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A French company producing outdoor sun shades (umbrellas), shade sails and pergolas is searching for a manufacturer able to transform (cutting, assembling, sewing …) their technical textile fabrics into a final product.

Country of origin:
Country: 
FRANCE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRFR20210216004
Published
16/02/2021
Last update
23/02/2021
Expiration date
24/02/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Other leisure and recreational products and services
Hotels and resorts
Office furniture and other professional furnishings
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Summary

Summary: 
A French SME based in northern France is selling central and offset sunshade parasols, shade sails, pergolas and soon other outdoor furniture. They are willing to find new partners in Europe and collaborate with a manufacturer of textile for sunshades, pergolas, shade sails and/or other outdoor furniture to relocate their production, under manufacturing agreement.

Description

Description: 

The French SME has 10 employees and already collaborates with clients and suppliers abroad. The company was created in 2010 and has known a sustained growth for the last few years now. They conceive and create parasols, shade sails and pergolas. They own some patents that give them competitive advantage on the design and reliability of their products. They plan to keep growing and expanding their product lines in the outdoor furniture field (cushions, footstool, table, chairs).

They would like to find a European partner so that they can have a reliable, long lasting manufacturer of parasols, shade sails and pergolas.

Therefore, they are searching for a manufacturer of sun shades canopy, shade sails canopy, pergolas canopy, as subcontractor and manufacturer for the sewing, assembling and cutting tasks to make to a high-quality and long-lasting finished products. The fabric used is made of Polyester, High-Density Polyethylene or Acrylic
The supplier should be able to provide between 500 to 5 000 units per year depending on the clients’ growth and increase in demand.
Finding a new manufacturer for their products answering these criterias in Europe would be a great opportunity for this French SME to have a reliable long-term partner to build high-quality, long lasting products. Such a collaboration would go under manufacturing agreement.

The partner should have an outstanding experience in manufacturing outdoor products and more specifically canopies for sunshade parasols, shade sails, pergolas, umbrellas, shade cloths and other outdoor furniture like: cushions, footstools, chairs.
Technical criterias :
Width cutout : > to 150cm
sewing on textile materials : between 200 and 250 grams per square meter

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company mentionned knows a sustained growth for a few years now. They own a patent to protect an innovation in their design that makes their product more reliable and durable than what we can find on the market nowadays.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The partner should have an outstanding experience in manufacturing outdoor products and more specifically canopies for sunshade parasols, shade sails, pergolas, umbrellas, shade cloths and other outdoor furniture like: cushions, footstools, chairs. Technical criterias : Width cutout : > to 150cm sewing on textile materials : between 200 and 250 grams per square meter

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The partner should have an outstanding experience in manufacturing outdoor products and more specifically canopies for sunshade parasols, shade sails, pergolas, umbrellas, shade cloths and other outdoor furniture like: cushions, footstools, chairs. Technical criterias : - material used : Polyester, High-Density Polyethylene or Acrylic - Width cutout : > to 150cm - Sewing on textile materials : between 200 and 250 grams per square meter The manufacturer will have to supply 500 units per year, rapidly increasing, therefore the manufacturer should be able to produce much higher number of units (up to 5 000 units). The collaboration would go under manufacturing agreement.

Type and size

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