A major UK garden products manufacturer and distributor is looking to expand the number of suppliers of wooden garden products including decorative fencing, arbours, border edging, furniture from Europe. These would be under either manufacturing or distribution agreements.
Established over 40 years ago, the company is the UK's leading manufacturer and distributor of garden timber products including: fencing, landscaping, planting and growing, sheds, summerhouses, gazebos, log cabins and decorative garden structures.
The company delivers weekly to over 3,000 retail outlets in peak season and operates an industry leading home delivery service which delivers significant volumes per annum.
The company consists of multiple operating sites including three sawmill sites and a facility in Lockerbie, Scotland which is the largest specialist fencing sawmill in the country.
It is currently sourcing incremental finished product from Poland as part of extensive range offering to customers.
In total, they currently purchase 650 trucks\year of finished product, across numerous garden timber product ranges.
The company is now looking to expand the number of its suppliers in wooden garden products (decorative fencing, arbours, border edging, furniture, etc.) in Europe and beyond.
It is offering to the manufacturers of such products either a manufacturing agreement or distribution agreement.
- Type of partner sought: The UK business is looking for a reliable manufacturer of wooden garden product such as fencing, furniture, border edging, and who would be interested in supplying the UK business with their product according to their requirements: product needs to be pressure treated, using chrome-free treatment, and marked with a specific supplier reference to enable quality monitoring.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: This UK company is looking manufacturers of wooden garden products, to produce to the specifications supplied (including the packaging for transportation) and to supply the UK company with these garden items.
The UK business is interested in either a manufacturing agreement or distribution agreement to the ideal partner.
Any potential partner would be working with a well established major company with access to both traditional major multiple customers, as well as a well developed on-line presence, giving good visibility for any products that are sold through their sales channels.
If a company makes multiple products, it is possible that they may buy more if there is demand.
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