A new internationally patented plastic bed connector is offered

OFFER from Greece, reference: BOGR20170313001, valid from 29-05-2018 untill 20-03-2019

  • Start date:
    29 mei 2018
  • End date:
    20 maart 2019
  • Summary:
    A Greek SME specialized exclusively in the furniture materials production is searching for business partners (wholesalers, agents, distributors) and license partners active in the wood and furniture industry. The offered product is an internationally patented plastic bed connector. The company is aiming at expanding their business activities outside Greece under distribution services agreement, commercial agency agreement and license agreement.
  • Description:
    Founded in 1977, the Greek company designs and manufactures topnotch and functional furniture components. They are located in Athens operating a modern production unit of 2.000 square meters.

    During all these years of running, they have manufactured a series of components applicable to furniture industry. More analytically, its product portfolio includes bed frame connectors, corner connectors, connecting fittings and several other high quality products that offer specialized solutions, covering in the best way possible every contemporary need. In order to ensure they satisfy quality standards, they are using raw materials that comply the necessary specifications, while they are certified and apply ISO 9001:2008 International Standard for Quality Management Systems.

    Most recently, they have designed and developed an innovative plastic bed connector in close collaboration with the department of Wood & Furniture Design and Technology of the Technological & Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece. More specifically, it is an international patented component that comes to set new standards of safety, reliability, durability and convenience, changing dramatically the assembly and disassembly of every kind of bed (kids bed, single bed, double bed et cetera).

    The basic idea behind the product was motivated and driven by the need for easier transport of beds requiring their disassembling and the development of functional components. Under this perspective, these beds will be reassembled quickly and easily again, showing absolute stability and great durability. For this purpose, many connectors appeared on the market, made by various materials, each one having its own advantages and disadvantages. Compared to existing solutions, the current component makes the difference as it disconnects the parts of the bed with one move while the bed can be easily and quickly connected and disconnected without any tools. The offered connector offers therefore an added value for both furniture manufacturers and final users.

    As regards the development of the company, they plan to expand their business activities abroad focusing on a new market entry. Under this context, the company is interested to collaborate with new business partners.

    More analytically, they are looking for business entities (wholesalers, agents, distributors) occupying up to 500 employees active in the field of furniture. The potential partners should be willing to distribute the offered product into their internal market. The desired types of cooperation are commercial agency agreement and distribution services agreement.
    In addition, the company is looking for license partners interested in exclusive rights to bring the product to their internal market in the frame of license agreement.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    License agreement, Distribution services agreement, Commercial agency agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The type of partner sought include business entities (with up to 500 employees) active in furniture industry as manufacturers, trade companies, distributing companies, trade agencies that are willing to import and distribute the offered bed connector into their domestic markets under commercial agency and distribution services agreement. Previous trans-national activity is preferred.

    The tasks to be performed by the partner sought: the potential partners should be able to undertake either the distribution, selling of the offered product, representation of the company products abroad or being interested in exclusive rights to bring the offered product to their internal market.

    SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250

  • Development stage:
    Already on the market
  • IPR Status:
    Patents granted
  • Market keywords:
    Home furnishing and housewares
    Furnishing and Furniture
  • Technology keywords:
  • NACE keywords:
    Manufacture of other furniture
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    The product is already completely developed. Potential cooperation partners can directly focus on a quick market entry.

    The new bed connector is constructed in innovative special way to achieve the following advantages:

    -No need of dowels as it provides support for the whole length of the crossbar
    -It disconnects easily and quickly the parts of the bed
    -It connects and disconnects the bed without tools
    -It has safety clips
    -It never comes loose
    -It comes with certificate of conformity (based on international standard of EN 1725:1998)
    -It offers ideal tying
    -It can support a weight of 2 tones

  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME <= 10
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
  • Year Established:
  • Turnover:
    1 - 10M
  • Country of origin:
  • Languages spoken
    • English
    • Greek