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German wholesaler for pet supplies is looking for supplier of wood outdoor products in Europe

Country of origin:
Country: 
GERMANY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRDE20210301002
Published
15/03/2021
Last update
22/03/2021
Expiration date
23/03/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Other retailing
Furnishing and Furniture
Garden and horticultural products
Distributors, imports and wholesalers
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Manufacture of other products of wood; manufacture of articles of cork, straw and plaiting materials
Manufacture of other furniture
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Summary

Summary: 
A German trading company has established itself as the leading wholesaler for pet supplies in Europe. They are offering a wide range of non-food products for pets. In order to enlarge their supplier network in Europe, they are searching for a new supplier for wood outdoor products in European countries. The German company is interested in entering into a supplier agreement or a manufacturing agreement.

Description

Description: 

The wholesaler, based in the north of Germany, is one of the leading trading companies for pet supplies in Europe. Since its start in 1974, the company has continuously grown and expanded its business. Today they export to more than 80 countries and offer a range of 6,500 products for dogs, cats, birds, small animals, fish and reptiles.
Currently they are searching for a new supplier for wood outdoor products for pets, like bird feeders, small animals and dog houses or rabbit hutches.
The quality of these wood products should be suitable for outdoor use and, as a result, should be weather-resistant. Manufacturers should commit to European quality standards in production. As the safety of the animal is essential, the articles must be stable and without holes or gaps in which the animal could injure itself. If the wood products surface is treated with glaze or paint, this must be non-toxic. To prevent mould growth the used wood for the products has to be completely dried before processing. Further the wood products must be gas-fumigated before the shipment.
Yet the German company imports these wood outdoor products from Asia but now is looking for new suppliers in Europe. They focus on suppliers from Romania and Georgia but offers from further European countries are also welcome.
The company is looking for experienced manufacturers who are already producing outdoor products, as the company is not interested in the development process of these products. They are interested in establishing a supplier or manufacturing agreement and in partnerships on a long-term basis.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- Wide range of pet supplies products. - Experience in international trade, as the company cooperates with many partners from foreign countries. - Broad portfolio of customers worldwide.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
- European production standards must be met. - The paint/glaze used for the wood surface must be non-toxic. - FSC certification is not required, but desirable. - The safety of the animal is paramount. The product should not have holes or gaps in which the animal could injure itself. - The wood product must be stable and suitable for outdoor use. - Wood must be dry before processing to prevent possible mould growth. - Wood products must be gas-fumigated before shipment.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The German wholesaler is looking for manufacturers or suppliers of wood outdoor products for pets, like bird feeder, hutches for small animals and dog houses. Experienced supplier or manufacturer are sought and the offered wood products should already be on the market. The partner should be able to deliver according to negotiated agreements in quality and delivery time. Producers should be committed to European quality manufacturing standards and interested in partnerships on a long-term basis. Depending on the product and the prospective partner company, the wholesaler is open to either supplier agreement or manufacturing agreement. They focus on new partners from Romania and Georgia but offers from further European countries are also welcome.

Type and size

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

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Georgia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine

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bird feeder example 1

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rabbit hutch

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bird feeder example 2

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dog house