Bulgarian producer of furniture accessories is searching for suppliers of deciduous round timber to establish a long-term supplier agreement

A Bulgarian SME, producer of furniture legs and other furniture accessories, seeks suppliers of round timber from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Germany, Poland or Slovenia. Round wood should be from species such as oak and beech, 2 and 6 meters long, 100 to 500 mm thick. The company is ready to enter into a long-term supplier agreement.
The company was established in 2013 in Sofia and the production activities are performed in manufacturing premises in Plovdiv – the second biggest city of Bulgaria and main road and railroad junction. Its primary activity is the fabrication of furniture legs from different materials – for chairs, beds, tables, headboards, frames, etc. The company also produces furniture and other furniture components. The owner gained its experience in the technology department of Ikea and now is managing its company, applying the acquired knowledge and skills. The company’s development department is able to design different legs and other furniture components from various materials - hard and soft wood, metals, plastics, including components from combined materials. The production premises are equipped with all the necessary machinery for the manufacture of the designed articles – electro welded aluminum tubes and profiles lines, hydraulic glue presses, CNC (computer numerical control) machines, wood splicing, cutting and shaping machines, moulding, sizing and turning machines, vacuum kiln machine (which can dry the wood to 8%), auxiliary, assembly, painting and surface finishing machines. The company’s staff is experienced in wood, metal and plastic processing. Now the company is producing components for some of the biggest furniture companies . The aim of the company is to identify suppliers of round timber from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Germany, Poland or Slovenia - for cooperation under supplier agreement, as the round timber should be from oak and beech . The size of the timber in terms of thickness should be from 100 to 500 mm. It should cover all environmental quality control and comply with international ISO standards. The sought cooperation is expected to result in expansion of sales and increase of profits for both partners.
Type (e.g. company, R&D institution…), field of industry and Role of Partner Sought: 
Type: SMEs, large and medium sized companies dealing with logging and processing of timber. Role: as per supplier agreement, the foreign partner is expected to supply deciduous round timber for the manufacturing needs of the Bulgarian company. The foreign partner should be already well aware of exporting procedures concerning timber. .
Technical Specification or Expertise Sought: 
The Bulgarian partner has the capacity to buy round timber from deciduous trees from foreign suppliers. Length of timber must be between 2 and 6 meters long, thickness should be from 100 to 500 mm. Timber should cover all environmental quality control , comply with international ISO standards. and has no defects. The partner is expected to ensure all the required documentation and international certification. The volume of the first delivery will be up to 50 m3. More precise terms of delivery can be specified after the initial communication with the potential supplier. ​​​​​​​
Stage of Development: 
Already on the market
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