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An Irish company seeks suppliers of Ash timber planks

Country of origin:
Country: 
IRELAND
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRIE20191018001
Published
18/10/2019
Last update
20/11/2019
Expiration date
20/11/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Wood Products
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Manufacture of other products of wood; manufacture of articles of cork, straw and plaiting materials
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Summary

Summary: 
A small Irish company specialising in the manufacture of hurleys is seeking a supplier of Ash planks cut to size. Ideally the Ash trees, from which the planks are cut should have a smooth bark and be 25-40 years old. The type of agreement sought is a supplier agreement with a partner who can meet the specifications required for the Irish company.

Description

Description: 

A small Irish manufacturer has been providing quality hurleys since 2012. A hurley is a wooden stick used in the renowned Irish sports of hurling and camogie. It measures between 45 and 96 cm long with a flattened, curved base at the end. The curved base provides the striking surface for the leather sliotar ball and a hurler will expect to use several hurleys over the course of the hurling season. The hurleys often break if two players collide in the course of a game,

The company are looking to buy in bulk ash planks cut to size and the timber does not have to be dried. hurleys are made from ash wood cut from the base of the tree near the root. The planks need to be 1”-1”1/8 in thickness, and diameter at breast height should be approx. 30 cm. Ideally the trees should have a smooth bark and should be 25-40 years old. The Irish company is looking for a partner to enter into a supplier agreement. The partner should have the capability of fulfilling the technical specifications required for the Ash planks by the Irish company in the manufacturing of their hurleys.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
With 7 years of market experience in the market of providing a good quality product with a reliable customer service. The company produces a qualify product for the market.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The Ash Planks do not need to be dried and should be cut from the bottom 1.2 m of the Ash tree. The trees ideally need to be 25-40 years old an have a smooth bark. The Ash planks diameter at breast height should be approx. 30 cm and 1"-1 1/8" in thickness

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The partner should be a reliable producer or distributor of Ash timber who can supply ash planks under the required specifications for the manufacture of hurleys.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10