Letter from China: Back to the Grind

Paul Wray, Managing Director of Furntec Ltd and Modern Outlook Furniture, talks about China getting back to business following Chinese New Year celebrations.

Factories are now starting to open again here in China after a super celebrated Chinese New Year, and what better way is there than to get straight back into the grind by checking some of our newly developed products that were being produced just before the holiday.

Like all factories after Chinese New Year, it’s always a slow start up with staff returning randomly from their far-off hometowns traveling for hours and sometimes days to return to work. Production over the next couple of weeks can certainly be a bit hit and miss and should be explained to your customers.

There are many opportunities in China with not just furniture but many other types of products that can be add on accessories to go with furniture such as decoration, rugs and faux plants, which I must say the latter becoming very popular for homes inside and out. This year our team intend to focus more in this area so we can offer more to our existing and new customers.

As the New Year begins its time to re-focus all those plans that were put into place with all our dedicated suppliers with new furniture design and development that have been implemented and time to launch what we have all worked hard to achieve. I am excited to say that we will be taking our new developed furniture products “indoor and outdoor” to the Guangzhou CIFF (China International Furniture Fair) this coming March 18 – 21. The stand details are 3.2 C03, so please come on the stand to see our new products and of course a cup of coffee.

We also have more exciting news for the next edition of Big Furniture Group, so please don’t miss what’s coming up all the way from China!

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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