Enterprise Europe Network (Profile ID:BRUK20180427001)
The UK company manufactures both office furniture and a range of secure outside metal storage units. In order to extend the markets for the storage range, the firm is seeking partners to manufacture this product within their own facilities, in order to sell them into their own market. Manufacturing, licence or joint venture agreements would be the ideal, but the UK firm would also consider subcontracting.
Established over 40 years ago, the UK company began life as a manufacturer of office furniture and continues to sell this product range very successfully into both the private and public sector markets. Some years ago, the company decided to capitalise on its strong metal working and assembly skills and diversified into the production of a range of metal storage units, for outside use.
The brand is now a market leader in high security exterior storage, selling into the cycling, motorbike, school, garden and holiday park markets. The range includes horizontal and vertical cycle storage units, outside storage for static caravans and holiday parks, as well as units for play or maintenance equipment storage. The products are made to very high “secure by design” standards, are currently offered in 3 colours and can incorporate various accessories including hooks, shelves and bike racks. The UK company is accredited to ISO 9001 (quality), as well as ISO14001(environment) and ISO 18001 (health & safety).
The company sells very successfully via its own website, but also via catalogues and third parties. To date, the majority of these sales have been within the UK and the company is now keen to look for export opportunities for its highly regarded storage products.
Due to the size and nature of the products, the UK company‘s ideal partner would be a manufacturing company with the capability to produce the range of storage units in their own production facility and then sell them in their own territory. The partner should be keen to grow their sales and profitability, by replicating the UK firm’s business model within their own company.
The UK firm’s preference would be for an agreement to manufacture, ideally under licence. However, other cooperation models could be considered, including a joint venture or subcontracting agreement.
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