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BRFI20210323001

Finnish newly established sporting goods startup seeks a European manufacturer of a training mat with experience in consumer goods and recyclable materials.

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ABSTRACT

A Finnish sporting goods company specializing in exercise equipment for retail customers is looking for European partners offering manufacturing or subcontracting services. Preferably the partner has experience in utilizing recyclable materials.


FULL DESCRIPTION

The newly established Finnish company specializes in innovative sporting equipment for private customers. The company will launch with one product first, a training mat, and expand to cover a complete product family eventually. The products to be manufactured later will include:
- kettlebells
- dumbbells
- tube rollers
- jump rope
- flex band / rubber band
- floor slider
- yoga block
- other similar products and parts.

The products should be made from mainly recycled materials and sustainability should be at the core of operations. Resin and other natural and botanical substances may also be used in the
production.

The company is looking for a long-term partner to develop the first product, a training mat. The material for training mat could be cork, wood fiber, plastic, and the company wishes to discuss this with the potential partner and prototype the product. Therefore they appreciate a partnership with a consultative relationship.

The agreement would be in the form of a manufacturing or subcontracting agreement, and at the beginning the ordering volume will be rather small (e.g. 100 pieces). The preliminary measures of the product are: length 2500 mm, width 600 mm. The actual blueprint and model pictures will be provided in further discussion with the possible partner.

Although the company was established very recently, the founders of it have an extensive knowledge of different areas of business. These include business development, leadership, managing, project management, marketing, sales, personal training, sports, entrepreneurship, growth companies, funding, business analysis among others. In addition, their experience covers different industries.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: - Capability to take custom orders based on client drawings, blueprints or photos.
- Experience of a consultative relationship.
- Experience in utilizing recyclable materials is preferred.
- Experienced partner in manufacturing this type of products.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The Finnish company would like to launch its operations and begin a long-term cooperation with a European partner who is offering manufacturing and subcontracting services.

The partner should be able to take custom orders based on client drawings, blueprints or photos. A consultative relationship with the partner would be highly appreciated.

Preferably the partner has experience in utilizing recyclable materials.


Advantages & innovations:

The advantages of the company:
- new and innovative design
- ambitious expansion and growth plans.
- intention to begin with small quantities but accelerate rapidly.
- company is ready for fast-paced development.
- a very experienced team of founders.


Development Stage:

Concept stage - Concept and designs are ready, and company is eager to build a prototype.


IPR:

Design Rights - Relevant trademarks will be applied for at a later stage.

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
FINLAND
Profile date
30/03/2021
Deadline
30/03/2022

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Manufacturing agreement Subcontracting

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Industrial Manufacture \ Retail & Wholesale \ Textiles, Leather & Footwear
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
none...
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Manufacture of other wearing apparel and accessories / Manufacture of sports goods / Wholesale of other household goods
MARKET KEYWORDS
CONSUMER RELATED / Leisure and Recreational Products and Services / Sporting goods, hobby equipment and athletics clothes / CONSUMER RELATED / Leisure and Recreational Products and Services / Sport facilities (gyms and clubs) / CONSUMER RELATED / Leisure and Recreational Products and Services / Other leisure and recreational products and services

FIND OUT MORE

Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number BRFI20210323001