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BRUK20200629003

UK (Scottish) SME seeks EVA Foam or alternative Injection or Moulding Manufacturer

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ABSTRACT

An established UK (Scottish) based swimming aid producer is seeking a European based manufacturer who has expertise or experience in injection moulding, specifically EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam or similar materials.

The company is interested in a manufacturing, outsourcing or supplier agreement with partners.


FULL DESCRIPTION

This established UK (Scottish) SME sells a unique swimming aid which is made of EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate). They are looking for a European based manufacturer who has expertise or experience in injection moulding, specifically EVA or similar materials.

The swimming aid is designed to help make learning to swim easier and more fun for kids aged 2- 7. The product is made up of three foam parts and can be fully adjusted to meet a child's needs as their confidence and ability in the pool grows.

The company has sold to over 23 countries around the world and is continuing to expand their reach. Key export markets include Germany, Scandinavia, Australia and the US.

In order to reduce supply chain costs, scale up their manufacturing operations and create a European hub, the company is seeking a new manufacturer in Europe that specialises in injection moulding, specifically EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam or similar materials.

This project requires an in-depth knowledge of the injection moulding process and creative skills in problem-solving and development of new processes or techniques.

The company is interested in a manufacturing, outsourcing or supplier agreement with partners.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: The company expects the respondents to have extensive experience in injection moulding and a creative approach to working on new projects. It may be that material selection will play an important role in developing the viability of this project and therefore skills or experience in this area would be advantageous.

The foam used must be a closed-cell structure, have enough flexibility to allow the nesting and removal of the shells from one another and adhere to specific weights and buoyancy.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The company is seeking an industry partner with experience/expertise manufacturing foam as well as a manufacturer with experience of packaging solutions and/or neoprene vests.

The partner would be responsible for working with the company to identify the desired material, establishing the manufacturing process and manufacturing the swimming aid product according to the agreed specification/volumes.

Partners are expected to be focused on quality and should ideally have experience of international activity. Experience in compliance with Intertek Workplace Compliance Assessment and in working with safety standards EN13138 and EN71 is also desired.


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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
UNITED KINGDOM
Profile date
06/07/2020
Deadline
07/07/2021

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Supplier agreement Manufacturing agreement Outsourcing agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Life Sciences \ Biosciences and Health \ Recreation, Culture, Sport and Leisure \ Recycling & Waste Management
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
none...
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Other human health activities / Other sports activities
MARKET KEYWORDS
CONSUMER RELATED / Leisure and Recreational Products and Services / Sporting goods, hobby equipment and athletics clothes

FIND OUT MORE

Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number BRUK20200629003