A Dutch company specialized in storage systems has developed its own mezzanine floor system based on combinations of cold and hot rolled profiles. Completed with in-house produced parts and a 3D software design team custom made solutions can be offered for good prizes. The company is looking for sales partners interested in a distribution services agreement or commercial agency agreement, cooperation within the frame of a joint venture agreement or manufacturers for reciprocal production.
The company The Dutch company is active in selling and assembling storage systems since 2006. They started developing and producing their own custom-made mezzanines system in 2007. Mezzanine floor A mezzanine floor, also referred to as an entresol, intermediate floor or platform, is the easiest and most flexible way to create additional space inside buildings. It’s an affordable way of getting more storage within a short time without the need for drastic reconstruction or moving. Custom made The well thought-out and flexible mezzanine system combines smart own designed profiles with in-house produced parts. This results in an entirely custom made but affordable solution that is not tied to a limited range of products or restricted dimensions. Designs are made by experts with the aid of 3D modelling software and calculation software. Working this way, oversizing can be avoided. The software also generates production and installation drawings of the designs. Complementary technical and functional accessories enable the customer to adjust the functionality of the mezzanine system as desired. For instance, accessories can be delivered in any desired RAL colour to express the company style. Cold-rolled profiles The cheapest system is based on cold-rolled profiles, making the system very flexible. The mezzanine can be extended without losing strength and if a removal is needed, the mezzanine system can be reused. With the own designed, with hexagonal holes perforated, profiles, it is easy to install wiring, sprinkler system pipes and compressed air lines. No separate cable trays are needed. Integrated in this construction the pipes and wiring are well protected against collision. Mezzanines with a load bearing capacity from 250 to 3,000 kg/m2 and span of 12 metres are possible. Hot-rolled profiles (combination hot/cold) The company produces also mezzanines with hot-rolled profiles and combinations between cold and hot-rolled profiles. Therefor the company has for each situation the right mezzanine. Extra’s, features, options - The company makes in-house also own designed staircases and railings. - The company makes also own designed pallet handling (pallet placement points, tilt gates, swing gates, removable railings). - The company makes also own engineering for steel constructions for system integrators - The company has own designed floor panels / floor plates with very high point load capacity. - Mezzanines with grids are also possible. - All RAL colours are possible. Also metallic and anti-bacterial coatings are possible. - Mezzanines can also be delivered with goods lifts and lighting - The company knows the rules about fire protection and therefore they can deliver the mezzanines including fire protection. Market The company sees opportunities to grow strongly in Europe. To be able to offer future customers the attention required, partners are sought who want to sell the system in their own region. In EU countries the company is looking for partners interested in a commercial agency agreement or a distribution services agreement. In non-EU countries the company wants to cooperate with partners in a joint venture agreement. To avoid high transport costs to countries like Romania and Balkan countries, the company is looking for partners that can build the mezzanines in their own factory, based on the designs of the Dutch company and supported by their knowledge and special parts. For these countries the company sees opportunities in collaboration within the frame of reciprocal production.
Innovations and advantages
The company offers their local partners: - A strong own designed system with mentioned advantages - The best rate of price and performance due to custom made solutions - Continuously innovation of the mezzanine system (experiments with other materials) - A website generating leads in the region that will be redirected to the local distributer - A team of experts that can make designs for clients of their distributers
02002005 Forming (rolling, forging, pressing, drawing)
02006001 Materials, components and systems for construction
02006003 Fire Resistance/Safety
02006004 Installations related to construction (energy, lighting, ..)
02006006 Construction engineering (design, simulation)
Market application codes
09007001 Construction companies
09007002 Manufacture of construction materials, components and systems
09007003 Distribution of building products and systems
09007004 Engineering and consulting services related to construction
Intellectual property rights
Comments, number and date of patent
The company has the unregistered design right because it has designed the profiles themselves.
Area of partner's activity
The company is looking for suppliers of storage systems and mezzanine floors that are interested in selling a custom made system to their clients. The partners looked for want to help their clients specifying their requirements and accompany them in the design process. In the EU the company prefers to work within the frame of a distribution service agreement or a commercial agency agreement . In non EU-countries the company proposes to collaborate in a joint venture agreement. The company is also looking for partners that can build the mezzanines to avoid high transport costs to countries, based on the designs of the Dutch company and supported by their knowledge and special parts. For these countries the company sees opportunities in collaboration within the frame of reciprocal production or a joint venture too.