Description A UK based company founded in 2012 via Kickstarter produces portable and affordable woodfired ovens and accessories.
The company sells both through their own website as well as through a group of retailers/distributors. The UK company sells in 50 markets, with products distributed from warehouses in the UK, US (both East and West coast) and Australia. The company is looking for a supplier of wooden pellets (the principal fuel for their woodfired
ovens) in its EU marketplace, under a manufacturing agreement. The pellets need to be small,burn efficiently and be Forest
Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
Advantages and Innovations
The company is a fast growing small business in the UK and has won awards both for its innovation in design and strength in business. Their wood fired ovens have been featured in countless global press, including: LA Times, Wired, Wall Street Journal, Sunday Times, GQ, SeriousEats.com etc.
Technical Specification or Expertise Sought
The business partner sought should supply pellets with the following characteristics: – Small (6mm diameter and 2.5cm length) – 100% pure wood (could be oak, beech or other, the important thing is that it is pure wood with no glue, additives etc as the product needs to be totally food-safe) – Have a low moisture-content (less than 10%)
– Have a relatively high calorific value (min. 4.8KWhr/kg) – FSC certification – Available to purchase in either 3kg or 10kg boxes/bags – Suitable for shipping by pallet all over Europe Expected order levels in 2017 are roughly 8,000 10kg bags and 2,000 3kg bags
Type and Role of Partner Sought
The company is looking for a European business partner to supply wooden pellets under a manufacturing agreement. The pellets need to be small, burn efficiently and be FSC certified.
Type of Partnership Considered
A UK based company produces portable and affordable wood-fired ovens and accessories. The company is selling their products in 50 markets and has warehouses in the UK, US and Australia. The company is looking for a European business partner to supply wooden pellets under a manufacturing agreement.