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Japanese manufacturer of hair scissors for professionals seeks EU sole distributors

Country of origin:
Country: 
JAPAN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOJP20181203001
Published
03/12/2018
Last update
26/11/2019
Expiration date
01/12/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Health and beauty aids
Manufacture of cutlery
Repair of other equipment
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Summary

Summary: 
A Japanese company is a leader in professional hair scissors in Japan. Already present in some EU countries, the company aims to further increase its presence on the continent and is looking for distributors for an exclusive distribution agreement. The company's handcrafted scissors have been developed based upon customers’ feedback, and today the company can provide over 120 product models and also personalise them upon request.

Description

Description: 

A Japanese hair scissors supplier, founded in 1967, is seeking sole distribution partners with existing sales networks to supply the company products within the EU market in the frame of a distribution service agreement.

The company manufactures and supplies high-quality hand crafted hair scissors in Japan, targeting from beginner to professional hair stylists and barbers. The company’s scissors are the most sold in Japanese high-end hair scissor market.

A pioneer of the hair scissor industry, the company has researched and developed high manufacturing techniques for their products. Taking in account the feedback from hair stylists and barbers, the company has developed over 120 product models with unique characteristics that meet the needs of various customers from the beauty industry.

The company has a wide variety of machines and equipment which allows them to customise scissors upon customer’s preference.

In addition to the exclusive distribution agreement, the company can also share its knowledge as an educator. In fact, the company offers trainings of scissors sharpening techniques for interested partners, in order to familiarise them with the company's products. The company expects the partner to cover the costs for equipment, machine and travel expenses to Japan as their initial investment.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company applied Japanese Katana sword shape to the scissor blade/edge and invented a unique shape of blades which is sharper than ordinary products. The company invented special materials for their scissors and applied a special treatment to them. This increased the hardness of the material as well as the scissors durability compared to on the market similar products. The scissors can be re-sharpened over 20 times using the sharpening technique invented by the company. The company products can be used for over 10 years with appropriate maintenance and regular sharpening. The company product line up exceeds over 120 models within 30 categories. The company designed 3-dimentional grip allows customer to hold scissors in a more comfortable way and can be adapted to a wide range of cutting techniques.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company seeks sole distribution partners with existing sales' networks to target end users: beginners to professional hair stylists and barbers. The company aims to have a sole distribution partner in each target country. The company expects the potential partners to have sales' skills and experiences in the beauty industry. The company provides training for sharpening the scissors. The company would like the partner to promote, manage and collect scissors for appropriate sharpening and customisation. The company welcomes potential partners without scissors sharpening experiences and expects them to promote the company's products initially. The company encourages the partners to collect and ship the company products to Japan for sharpening at the initial stage. Partners are expected to work under a sales target process set by the company.

Type and size

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

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

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