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A French manufacturer of old fashioned pewter bistrot counters is looking for distributors

Country of origin:
Country: 
FRANCE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOFR20170705007
Published
05/07/2017
Last update
01/12/2017
Expiration date
01/12/2018

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Other leisure and recreational products and services
Hardware, plumbing supplies
Other manufacturing (not elsewhere classified)
Manufacture of metal structures and parts of structures
Forging, pressing, stamping and roll-forming of metal; powder metallurgy
Manufacture of other fabricated metal products n.e.c.
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Summary

Summary: 
A French manufacturer of old fashioned pewter bistrot counters is looking for distributors. After building a solid reputation in France, it is now willing to extend its market coverage by teaming up with European specialists who understand the know-how and the added value of the craftsmanship. Distribution services agreements are sought.

Description

Description: 

A French company specialized in design and renovation of old fashion bistrot style cafe counters 1900-1930 is looking for distributors in Europe.

The age-old manufacturing process has to be carefully followed. First,pewter ingots are melted together. Pewter is then poured into a mould that is shaped on a wooden frame. For manufacturing counter edges, pewter is poured into vintage moulds 1870-1930. Plates and edges are then welded together, rasped, filed down, curled in a traditional way. Pewter complies with EC and US Sanitary Regulation To ornament bistrot counters, the French company offers a wide range of accessories: from bottle-holders to columns, springs and glass-racks. Original parts add to the uncomparable “cachet” of an authentic pewter counter. The 1930 decoration plates are at the front of the counters or on the surrounding woodwork. They are made in solid brass. Two types of rendering are available: polished bras or matt nickel . The rear counter columns and corner plates support wooden or glass shelves.

Such manufacturing technique demands extensive know-how and craftsmanship. European partners sought to market such products should share the same passion for cafe atmospheres from the Belle Epoque (1900-1930).

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The French company has been awarded Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant, which honors secular craftsmanship companies on the French territory. It is therefore recognized as a true master in its discipline. Regarding European partners, the French company will provide them full aftersale support & assistance to help them fully satisfy their customers. Tens of prestigious cafes around the world benefit from a pewter counter designed by the French company. Such references speak by themselves.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
European partners sought to market such products should share the same passion for cafe atmospheres from the Belle Epoque (1900-1930). They should understand what it takes to reach master level in such manufacturing techniques, know-how and craftsmanship. Distributors or trade intermediaries are welcome. Ideal partners would be private decoration, design and furnishing agencies dedicated to retail shops, wine corners, deli shops, particularly with a retro - vintage signature to it. Marketing experience and ability to tell the tale about the French brand's history would be a real plus in terms of customer experience.

Type and size

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