Letter from China: A Dream Come True

Paul Wray, Managing Director of Furntec Ltd and Modern Outlook Furniture, shares two big announcements from China with one being the introduction of his son.

Finally, a Dream come true!

As many will know in the furniture trade, it’s a small world and although we may move on to different companies over the years to work in this industry and even sometimes decide to uproots and move to another country to do what we love most, we are dedicated in what we have a passion for, and that’s Furniture!

I have been working in the Far East, mostly China for the last 27 years and lived here for 12 years. It was extremely hard at first, moving away from my family to set up my office to be at the front end of where my customers products are produced and settling into a completely new culture, but I did it.

Nothing has changed in terms of my passion for the furniture business and now adding more products and ranges to the existing lines has been an exciting challenge allowing the business to grow in other areas, such as lighting, decoration and outdoor furniture along with the indoor furniture products we produce.

As mentioned in February’s Big Furniture Group edition I had some exciting news to share for March. My son has decided to uproots from the UK and now join the family business and become part of the team here in China. Initially James will learn from the ground up, to give him a solid foundation of the furniture business and all the types of products we produce which will include extensive training in quality control within all our factories. As his father, I cannot be happier knowing one day I will be able to pass all what I have done over to my son to carry on what I have achieved.

Now for even more exciting news! Modern Outlook and Ben Womack from B Womack Furniture Ltd have now taken a major shareholding in two factories here in China. It has taken many years to get this far but with lots of painstaking hard work, we are now partnered with our newly built sofa upholstery factory in Huizhou, Dongguan and our outdoor factory in Bengbu, Anhui. We have created a new exciting range that is on trend, and recently exhibited at the Guangzhou CIFF Furniture Fair. We had lots of visitors at the show where our newly developed product ranges were greatly received.

Modern Outlook Furniture assists businesses of all sizes in procurement from China at any stage of your project. If you would like a no obligation conversation about how we can assist you and help you avoid any costly issues or nasty surprises, please do get in touch!

paulw@modernoutlook.cn

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