A French SME designs and markets high-end wood furniture. It is looking for a subcontractor partner to produce children's furniture such as desks, stools, tables, shelves. The partner must work with solid wood (oak, walnut, beech) and medium density fibreboard (MDF) and be able to paint, lacquer and varnish with a high quality range. The partner should respect traditional assemblies. A subcontracting agreement is sought with a company located in Eastern Europe for a long-term partnership.
The French SME is managed by woman entrepreneur who designs and sells its furniture in France and Europe since 2014. They started to design furniture adapted to children and extended the range with furniture for adults. They give importance to material quality, soft lines and handmade manufacture. The company has launched in 2020 a new product line for children. The SME needs to find a subcontractor or a manufacturer in woodworking able to manage the production related to the increase in sales.
The SME is looking for a new furniture maker working in respect of know-traditional craftsmanship, quality and flawless finish and concerned with sustainable forest management. The partner should work with solid woods or MDF and manufacture custom-made furniture according to the detailed plans in medium series. The partner should be able to deliver a finished product, packaged and ready to send to the final customer. The partner will have to take in charge the transport to their warehouse in France.
The French SME is looking for a partner in capacity to produce wooden kids tables, stools and desks with a high quality of finish (see attached photos). These are lacquered desks covered with a colorless mat varnish. A long-term partner is sought in Eastern Europe to enter into a subcontracting agreement with the French SME.
- Type of partner sought: The partner should work with solid wood (oak, walnut, beech) and medium-density fibreboard (MDF). The partner should respect traditional assemblies (let / tenon, dovetail...).
The partner also should be equiped with numerical control machines (hardware: hinge / compass) and a cabin for painting / lacquering / varnishing.
Types of furnitures to be produced are: kids desk - kids table - stools - benches - shelves.
Expected quantities are: Series with an average of 25 pieces per product. 4 orders per year on average.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The partner must be a subcontractor specialising in woodworking (solid wood / MDF) and high quality acquering / varnishing. The partner must be quality-oriented and offer good prices.
The partner must be able to deliver a finished product, packed and shipped on pallets, ready to be sent to the end customer. The partner will have to take care of the transport to its warehouse in France.
The partner should be located in Eastern Europe (Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria). A long term subcontracting agreement is sought.
The French company will provide the partner with the product plans and technical instructions.
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