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UK company seeks manufacturers of knitwear

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRUK20180220001
Published
17/04/2018
Last update
18/04/2018
Expiration date
19/04/2019

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Clothing, shoes and accessories (including jewellery)
Manufacture of other outerwear
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Summary

Summary: 
This UK company seek to find a manufacturing partner in Europe to produce a range of knitwear using either their own yarns or yarns supplied by the successful partner. Options for potential manufacturing contracts include outsourcing or subcontracting agreements.

Description

Description: 

This UK operation of a multinational company, seek to identify a knitwear manufacturing company who can produce a range of knitwear products under either an outsourcing or subcontracting manufacturing contract.
This multinational company has offices and distribution facilities in the USA, Canada, Mexico and the UK, supporting dealers and their customers across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe.
The UK operation was established in 2015. They produce a range of knitwear products using yarn in a variety of knitting styles such as milano, half milano, jersey & plain knit.
Products in the range include jumpers, cardigans, sleeveless jumpers and bespoke products including fleece lined knitwear and gortex lined knitwear.
They combine advanced yarn and manufacturing processes with the highest quality production standards.
To increase their potential sales the company seek to develop a range of knitwear goods to be supplied into the UK market place. The successful partner should not currently have a supply footprint in the UK and Ireland.
Ideally, this partner will have a relationship with a local spinning mill to take and spin proprietary yarns.
There will be a development period during which this company will develop in conjunction with the partner a range of stock products.
The partner should have a development team capable of translating specifications for production purposes.
The type of manufacturing contract to be agreed, outsourcing and subcontracting, will be fully discussed with the successful partner and will depend upon their expertise and production capabilities, who supplies the yarn and sundries, who supplies the designs, etc.
A long term relationship is envisaged with the right partner.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
This is an established company who can offer consistent production to a suitable manufacturer in the form of repeat orders. The company has extensive practical and operational experience both in a technical and commercial capacity. They are a progressive company who are continually innovating and updating their product range.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
Knitting capabilities in various gauges ie 7, 10, 12 & 16 using a variety of knitting styles such as milano, half milano, jersey & plain knit are required.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The successful partner will have the capability of providing a variety of different types of knit structures in different gages. They should preferably have a relationship with a local spinning mill to take and spin proprietary yarns. The partner should have a development team for taking manufacturing specifications and interpreting the detail from English to required languages. The successful partner will not have a supply footprint in the UK and Ireland, as this company want to develop a range of goods to be supplied into this market place and will have overseas shipping capability. The partner will host a meeting on their premises to discuss details of any contracts.

Type and size

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