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Singapore honey products manufacturer seeking European partners via distribution service agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
SINGAPORE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOSG20200211001
Published
12/02/2020
Last update
21/02/2020
Expiration date
21/02/2021

Keywords

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Summary

Summary: 
The Singapore company, which specializes in manufacturing honey related products was founded in 2010. The Singapore company manufactures products such as bottled honey, honey lozenges and bee pollen. Due to expansion, the company is seeking European partners via distribution services agreement.

Description

Description: 

The Singapore company, which specializes in honey products, was established in 2010. In 2010, the founder of the company was introduced to manuka honey when he experienced bouts of gastric reflux. After recovery, the founder developed a strong interest in the medicinal and anti-bacterial properties of manuka honey.

Manuka honey has been used for centuries to treat wounds, improve digestive ailments and to sooth sore throats because of its unique anti-bacterial properties found in the honey. It is a native type of honey produced by bees that pollinate the leptospermum scoparium flower which is commonly known as the manuka bush or tree. The major antibacterial component in the manuka honey is methylglyoxal and comes from the conversion of another compound dihydroxyacetone that is found in the nectar of manuka flowers. The higher the concentration of methylglyoxal, the stronger the antibacterial and antibiotic effect of the manuka Honey.

The company offers many products that are made with manuka honey. One of the product is manuka honey lozenges with propolis. Manuka Honey with propolis lozenges uses the same manuka honey in the lozenges. Manuka honey lozenges with propolis are suitable for people who want to improve their immunity; suffering from chronic cough or throat irritations and smokers or frequent alcohol drinkers.

Another product the company offers is the manuka honey with (unique manuka factor) UMF ranging from 10 to 20. The higher the number in UMF ratings the higher the concentration of methylglyoxal in the manuka honey, and for manuka honey to be considered potent enough to be used for medicinal purposes, it is recommended to use at lease UMF10 and above. Manuka honey is good for digestive system, effective on first sign of sore throat and cough and it is a good energy booster.

The company also offers a propolis solution made from manuka honey. Propolis has several unique properties that are beneficial for health. It is an antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which gives strong support to the body's natural immune system at cellular levels and assists with cell regeneration.

Lastly, the company offers bee pollen which is a natural source of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. Benefits from bee pollen includes the reduction of cholesterol, improvement of immune system, normalizing cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the blood.

Due to expansion, the Singapore company is looking for European partners via distribution service agreement. The partner will distribute the products for the Singapore company. Preferred partners will be those with supermarket and retail connections in major European cities.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company's honey is sourced directly from local farmers in new Zealand, and is certified by independent laboratories to ensure true-to-label claims. The products are then manufactured in Singapore. The manuka honey is farmed in the pristine mountain ranges on the north island of New Zealand by dedicated small batch bee keepers.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The Singapore company is looking to expand into the European market. Hence, the company is seeking European distributors that has network in Europe. The ideal candidate is one that has connections with major supermarkets and hypermarkets in European cities. The company is looking for partners via the distribution service agreement.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME <10