Small Italian company in the furniture sector is looking for technical expertise and know-how in plastic materials
An Italian company in the furnishing and manufacturing industry with competence in the design and development of contemporary seating and furnishings is looking for a partner able to offer know-how/technology solutions for new plastic items. The company intends to expand its production by collaborating with a R&D centre or a manufacturer with expertise in developing innovative, eco-sustainable, versatile products in plastic. Partnership sought: technical cooperation or manufacturing agreements.
Technical Specification or Expertise Sought
The Italian company is already producing seats and furnishings with plastic materials. However, its expertise has grown more in the development of wooden and metallic products. The interest of the company is to enlarge and improve the production of its plastic products portfolio. The partners searched should be able to offer sophisticated technical plastic components or plastic profiles increasing reliability in production, providing specific contours, used as connecting elements and enabling completely new designs. The partner should supply special know-how and technologies to offer high-performance and versatile plastics, with tailor-made and improved combinations of properties. Expertise in pultrusion and extrusion may be useful to offer customized product solutions. The offer of materials capable of performing a multiplicity of functions and which can also be processed easily and efficiently can increase the quality and marketability of the final furnishing products. Capacity to deal with eco-sustainable materials will be a plus.
The ideal partner is a research centre with specialisation in plastics processes and production and/or a manufacturer with specialisation in plastic furniture material. An agreement can be signed for a technical cooperation where the know-how of the Italian company in customised design is combined with expertise in plastic material of the foreign partner to improve the actual production of plastic furniture and develop a new high-performing and eco-sustainable line of products. Moreover, a manufacturing agreement will be considered too for the production of components and products requiring specific expertise and skills.
The small Italian company operates in the furnishing and manufacturing industry in the North-East of Italy and it is member of the Italian Chair District, geographically located at the heart of Friuli Venezia-Giulia, a region bordering Slovenia and Austria. It is a young company, created by people with a consolidated experience in special design, interior decoration, combined with high production skills and materials knowledge. The company is interested to start new technical collaboration paths and to gain new market opportunities especially in the Northern Europe geographical area. The company has competence and know-how in the design and development of contemporary seating and furnishings and highly customised solutions for seats and tables using various materials, such as wood and metal, for hotels, offices, museums, cinemas and theaters, hospitals, nursing homes, churches. The Italian company is looking for new partnership collaborations with foreign partners that can offer innovative know-how and technology solutions for the production of new plastic items. The aim is to expand the production in the plastic field by starting a collaboration with a research centre or a manufacturer which has specific expertise in developing innovative, sustainable and versatile products in plastic. The final goal is to set a technical cooperation agreement in which the partner should be able to offer highly innovative and performing plastic solutions with low environmental impact. Such competence may be combined with the high skills in customised and innovative design processes of the Italian company to develop a new and improved plastic production line, with eco-sustainable characteristics. In addition, a manufacturing agreement with the partner can also be established aimed at producing components/products for which specific know how and skills are required. The international collaboration may help the Italian company to further broaden its international focus and have the opportunity to enter in a new market area with a more consolidated and structured presence through the agreement with a local partner.
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