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Portuguese company looks for distributors, retailers or architecture firms to promote innovative system for vertical gardening

Profile ID: 15570

Profile type: Business offer

Annotation

A Portuguese company acting to preserve the heritage of Portuguese crafts, combined crafts techniques and materials with functional and contemporary design and materials to create a highly flexible and sustainable vertical system for both indoor and outdoor plant growing. The company is looking for partners to promote the product either through direct sales, representation (agents or distributors) or architecture and design firms which need a subcontractor.

Offer description

This small Portuguese company has been engaging with clay artisans and designers to bring functional contemporary craft products and workshops under the company’s brand protected by trademark. It seeks to revitalize regional crafts traditions bringing them to everyday life in the form of functional aesthetic products with a modern approach through design and contemporary materials. The company developed a highly flexible and sustainable vertical progressive system for both indoor and outdoor plant growing that appeals not only to consumers but also to professionalized market segments (e.g.: architects, designers, decorators). The company's production capacity is currently at 1250 kits (5000 modules) within six weeks maximum but the company can practically double this capacity without increasing time of delivery. There is also openness to adapting the product to specific requirements of clients, including association of the company's own brand with other brands.

Innovations and advantages

1. Unlike similar solutions using plastic beds for plant growing, the system uses ceramic pots which create a more stable environment for plants (e.g.: balancing moisture and temperature). 2. Embedded (yet "invisible") watering system with adjustable water flow according to water needs of each pot 3. Valorization of regional crafts through application of traditional craft materials and techniques merged with contemporary design and materials. 4. Supports the growing of different plants, herbs and flowers. 5. Modular design which allows the structure to grow with versatility either vertically or horizontally. 6. Easy to install, maintain and reinstall – do it yourself. 7. Successfully tested with 80 modules (equivalent to 12 meters high ) and with 200 modules on a 4,8 m2 wall. 8. Two packaging systems available according to product mode of deliverable (online sales or stores). 9. Customizable (client / consumer can select available color options).

Current stage of development

Product promotion in other geographic markets requires translation of current promotional and technical documentation (e.g.: user instructions).

Technology keywords

07001005 Horticulture
11009 Creative products

Market application codes

07004006 Garden and horticultural products
09007002 Manufacture of construction materials, components and systems

Comments, number and date of patent

The company is open to associating the company's own brand with other brands.

Profile date

10.03.2016

Сотрудничество

Area of partner's activity

Partners concerned with preserving craft traditions and interested in promoting the product and the concept behind it abroad through direct sales (retailers), representation (agents) or project development (architects and designers). Therefore, commercial agency agreement, distribution services agreement and subcontracting are the types of partnership the company is looking for. Partners concerned with preserving craft traditions and interested in promoting the product and the concept behind it abroad through direct sales (retailers), representation (agents) or project development (architects and designers).

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