The latest Meet the International Buyers event, organised by the PetQuip and Gardenex associations, is due to take place on Thursday, November 8 at the associationsâ head office in Brasted, Kent.
Key pet product buyers from The Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland will be seeking to source a wide variety of UK products during one-to-one meetings with British suppliers.
The meeting is the latest in a series of highly successful âMeet the International Buyersâ events that have resulted in major export contracts being won by UK firms over many years.
The buyers in attendance are:
* Altranet, The Netherlands. The company is looking to represent and/or partner with UK suppliers who are seeking to do business in Benelux and mainland Europe. Altranet is a Dutch importer/distributor of innovative brands of functional products for dogs, focusing on items that make it easier to own, train and enjoy having a dog. The company supplies independent pet shops, pet chains such as Faunaland, Discus, Dobey, Dierallin, Petâs Place and Jumpers, in addition to dog trainers and groomers. Products currently handled include cooling mats and collars, bike brackets for dog walking, sonic/ultrasonic bark control devices and feeders with timers.
* Comercial Dimac SA, Spain. The company is an importer/distributor/wholesaler and looking to expand its range of products for all types of pets. The company supplies independent pet shops and pet chains and also has a cash and carry store in Barcelona. It offers foods and a broad range of accessories for dogs and cats, along with products for small mammals, reptiles, fish and caged birds. The companyâs broad range means that it able to be sole supplier for independent pet shops.
* Meiko Heimtierbedarf AG, Switzerland. This Swiss pet retailer operates 10 stores plus a web-shop and is looking to add quality products for dogs and cats to its range. The company offers a range of more than 8,000 items for dogs, cats and their owners. In addition to pet owners, customers include professionals such as pet clubs and breeders, along with army and police emergency medical services. Seven of the companyâs stores include grooming parlours and veterinary practices.
In view of the imminent date, suppliers wishing to be involved in the meetings should make immediate contact with Katie-Mai Smith of PetQuip and Gardenex on email@example.com or telephone 01959 565995.