Decoration, Interior Design
Christian Fabrications of France has launched www.deco-party.co.uk, an English-language e-commerce web portal selling a range of high-quality party decorations at affordable prices. Following success in France and at high-profile events in Britain and across Europe, Deco Party UK products are now available to B2B and B2C customers in the UK and Ireland.
Deco Party UK products are already widely distributed in France and the company has supplied decorations for high-profile events across Europe and Britain. Most notably, Deco Party UK supplied confetti products for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April 2011 (in the UK), for the final of the Football World Cup in Berlin in 2006 (in Germany), for the Sotchi Olympic Games in 2014 (in Russia), for the parades at Disneyland Paris (in France), and for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 (in Azerbaijan).
All Deco Party UK products are made in France to high standards and the company prides itself on their high quality, as well as its innovative and original designs. The products are sold directly from the manufacturer to the consumer, meaning that prices are attractive and affordable; electronic payments can be made via the website in pounds sterling and in euros. Another advantage to producing the articles on site is that stock is replenished on an ongoing basis and orders can be dispatched without delay.
The Deco Party UK product range is suitable for private events (held for friends and family), corporate functions (such as company Christmas parties), and public events (such as those described above). The company operates in a flexible manner, so that it is able to supply both small and large volumes of goods at short notice, and can customize orders to the buyer’s requirements. Deco Party UK products include bunting, hand-held flags, hanging decorations, room decorations, street decorations, and table decorations for use in a variety of settings from birthdays, marriages and Christmas parties to concerts, nightclubs and sporting events.
Also part of the range is a specially fireproofed silk paper, which is ideal for florists when wrapping bouquets of flowers, for wine merchants when packaging and protecting wine bottles, or simply for wrapping birthday and Christmas presents. Needless to say, Deco Party UK products are fully compliant with all regulations in the industry, including fire-prevention regulations, which is an obviously important point.
Deco Party UK produces a large range of confetti in over 20 different colours and a variety of shapes including butterflies, hearts and rectangles. Carnival confetti and hand-held confetti guns are also available and are ideal for use at anniversaries, birthdays, sporting events, and weddings.
Every weekend, three or four products in the Deco Party UK range are chosen to feature in a 15% discount promotional offer. Further information about this promotion can be found on the Deco Party UK Facebook page (www.facebook.com/decopartyuk). New products are created every fortnight, offering a greater range and choice for the customer.
About Christian Fabrications SARL
Christian Fabrications SARL is a French-based family-run specialist business that was founded in 1992 by Christian Challancin. The company has been managed by his wife, Chantal, and their children, Jean-Paul and Céline, since 1998. Christian Fabrications SARL is based in the Drôme area of south-eastern France.
Deco Party UK is a division of Christian Fabrications SARL specialising in the manufacture of party goods (bunting, confetti, table decorations, etc.).
The company has recently launched an English-language e-commerce website (www.deco-party.co.uk) with the intention of expanding its business in the British and Irish markets. Under the Deco Party UK name, Christian Fabrications SARL already sells its products to consumers based in the UK and in the Republic of Ireland.
For further information, please go to www.deco-party.co.uk
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PELLENC Selective Technologies (PELLENC ST) of France, a manufacturer of optical sorting machines for the processing of waste, has announced that it will supply 23 optical sorters (on stream from 2015) to equip four new facilities in the UK. The specialist company, which has considerably strengthened its presence on the British market, will showcase its latest solutions at the RWM trade show, to be held in Birmingham (England) from 16 to 18 September 2014.
Bakery, Grocery, Baked goods, Miscellaneous
What else does one expect from France, where gastronomic standards are so high? Yet, cultivating gourmets’ taste buds the world over also pays off in economic terms: French gourmet products and fine foods, as a sector, are worth €7 billion, encompassing 250 product categories and amounting to 16% of the French food industry’s total exports. In this field, French exporters total 1,200 companies, 90% of which are SMEs.
What may be mainstream in France, in terms of fine foods and culinary excellence, the rest of the world often perceives as symbolizing culinary art that can only be Made in France. Christophe Monnier, in charge of the Fine Foods Department at French export-support agency UBIFRANCE, describes a high-end market that is both diverse and dynamic.
Baked goods, biscuits and chocolate account for 50% of French exports of gourmet products. Within this segment of the market, two characteristically French trends stand out. First, there is an absolute respect for authentic flavours and for regional and local traditions, as neatly summed up by the French concept of terroir. Each gourmet product has its own story to tell, unlike any other, which is also its unique selling point. Secondly, with health concerns and awareness of dietary issues coming to the fore, carefully prepared, organic and eco-friendly branded products coming from France have gained worldwide recognition and the trust of consumers, and rightly so.
Major players in the fine-foods sector such as Valona (high-quality chocolates), Rougie (foie gras), Bridor (French bakery products) and Boiron Frères (fruit and vegetable coulis), among many others, are being increasingly proactive when providing international clients with their exclusive products and unrivalled expertise. And of course, reliable logistics is the name of the game.
Each year, sectoral experts at UBIFRANCE such as Christophe Monnier help up to 830 prospecting companies leverage their efforts through Saveurs de France, a French professional and trade association in the field of gastronomic products, and other, similar promotional programmes such as the So French So Good campaign.
All these initiatives give French exporters the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise and know-how in new export markets, from Latin America to Asia. Christophe Monnier and his colleagues also help set up highly selective and fruitful meetings with purchasing agents, distributors and importers who are interested in the French products on offer.
French suppliers of fine foods do not forget the importance of their domestic market and that of neighbouring French-speaking countries. In 2013, however, sales growth was muted in countries such as Switzerland (up by 0.4% on the year before) and Belgium (up 4.2%), which are mature markets for French goods.
Many French-based companies, encouraged by the presence of an important French community in Britain, crossed the Channel to do business in the UK, where exports of French fine-food products grew markedly in 2013, as compared to the year before (up 8.9%). Central and Eastern Europe offered even bigger opportunities for expansion, with sales rising strongly in Russia (13.5%) and in Austria (17.1%).
In fact, the further exporters went, the bigger the rewards could be: in the Far East, exports of fine-food products from France rose markedly, from Hong Kong (up 12.8%) to Singapore (up 14.3%). In mainland China, the figures were even more impressive, with sales up by 33.3%. In the Middle East, companies marketing gourmet food products to Dubai (UAE) and Saudi Arabia were rewarded with a growth rate exceeding 20%.
Christophe Monnier stresses the importance of three trade events for the promotion of French excellence in fine foods. SIAL and EUROPAIN, which are known to be leading trade shows where deals get done — more particularly in the field of consumer products — are two.
The ultimate culinary event, however, has to be the Cuisine Summit at the SIRHA trade fair, in Lyons, explains Christophe Monnier. All the French know-how in the industry is mustered in order to create an exceptional experience across 40,000 square metres of floor space. This unique trade event culminates in the awarding of the prestigious prize known as the Bocuse d’Or: it follows a televised cooking competition among the world’s most renowned chefs, who represent their respective countries. Only creative excellence, fabulous ingredients and culinary brio stand a chance of winning, points out Christophe Monnier of UBIFRANCE.
For further information about French companies in the fine-food sector, please go to: Bakery, Grocery, Baked Goods, Miscellaneous
Electronics and IT
YOU DON’T NEED A CRM, a company specialising in CRM solutions tailored to the needs of microenterprises and SMEs’ sales forces, has announced the launch of its innovative Smart Prospect Lists — a spreadsheet that is packaged with a business-development management tool in SaaS mode, thus making it possible to reconcile cold calling with the management of prospective contacts. The company, which already sells its solutions to businesses across Britain, is opening a London office.
Sunny Paris, CEO of YOU DON’T NEED A CRM, explains: “Having a physical presence in the United Kingdom and, particularly, in London, is of crucial importance for our development. Not only are UK businesses very well connected and responsive to the type of service that we are offering, but London, through its dynamism and the diversity of its inhabitants, is an essential base for reaching out internationally.”
YOU DON’T NEED A CRM already has clients in over 20 countries around the world, including Britain. Opening a London office will help the company grow across the UK and internationally.
Neil Thomson, Commercial Manager of 2020 SolarPV (www.2020heating.com), a British company that markets and installs solar panels, says, “We need to follow up our leads until they either become a customer or are lost, and YOU DON’T NEED A CRM does that job very well. Input of new leads is simple and flexible. Recording follow-up calls is easy. And setting up a reminder for the next call is quick. Every day, we can look at the list of ‘Next Actions’ and make the appropriate calls. YOU DON’T NEED A CRM helps us to keep on top of our sales process in a simple manner, without having to labour under the weight of a complex CRM [system].”
Sebastien Blanc, General Manager at Struq (www.struq.com), a leading UK-based technology company delivering performance advertising to major retailers worldwide, says, "We tried a lot of CRM solutions: most failed because they are hard to use and are a burden for sales representatives. We love You Don’t Need a CRM because it actually helps sales people do their job: they use the stand-by feature to be reminded of next steps, data is up to date and, as a result, sales leaders have accurate information about what’s going on. It is very easy to use and has a great User Interface. I definitely recommend this tool for any sales team in need of an efficient pipe-management tool.”
Far too often, microenterprises and SME salespeople are forced to navigate between several tools in order to manage their business-development work. Typically, these tools will include a spreadsheet with limited features for the contacts files (which members of the sales force use in their cold calling), on the one hand, and a classic CRM tool, often complex and expensive, to manage opportunities (once the initial contact person turns into a genuine prospect and the business need has been properly identified), on the other.
“With the launch of the Smart Prospect Lists, it becomes possible for sales people to benefit from the best of both worlds!” explains Sunny Paris, CEO of YOU DON’T NEED A CRM. “With our technology, an online spreadsheet is integrated directly into the YOU DON’T NEED A CRM application, which makes it possible to import lists of contacts or development files and to work without changing your practices. This makes your life easier and far more productive!”
Smart Prospect Lists is a tool that helps manage one’s contacts, from cold calling through to the management of prospective leads. Salespeople can thus carry out their cold calling (or emailing), amend their files, and transform — at the click of a mouse — a contact into an opportunity, when the person contacted has shown signs of interest. A crucial advantage is that all the data relating to the prospect (i.e. the prospect’s attributes) are correctly defined in the system, and in real time.
Once the prospect has been transformed into an opportunity, the salesperson benefits from all the effectiveness of the YOU DON’T NEED A CRM platform, which will help him (or her) to finalise the sale. The platform features an integrated management tool for To-Do tasks; full synchronisation with the schedule in order to manage follow-ups; a comprehensive history of information exchanges; an activity-flow monitoring functionality; and, finally, detailed statistics, among other functionalities.
About YOU DON’T NEED A CRM
Launched at the end of 2013 and headquartered in Paris (France), YOU DON’T NEED A CRM is a company that specialises in business-development management solutions in SaaS mode that are specially tailored to the needs of microenterprises and SMEs.
Following the company’s commercial success and its fast growth since its launch, YOU DON’T NEED A CRM has decided to open an office in London (UK), which will assist the business in its development across Britain and in other export markets worldwide. The YOU DON’T NEED A CRM solution is already sold to clients in over 20 countries around the world, including the UK.
For further information, please go to: http://YouDontNeedaCRM.com
DECITEX of France, which specializes in the development of intelligent and innovative textiles for use in professional cleaning, has announced a new contract with NHS Supply Chain. Following numerous introductions and tests in some of the largest NHS hospitals across Britain, it was DECITEX’s precise knowledge of this market that helped the company to secure the contract for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
DECITEX, a French-based manufacturer at the heart of innovation for microfibre cleaning textiles, has announced a new contract with NHS Supply Chain, following a call to tender for cleaning products for floors and surfaces, to have its products available for purchase by the NHS in England and Wales.
A total of 26 DECITEX products will be listed by NHS Supply Chain, including single- as well as short-and-long-term usage solutions adapted to hazardous areas, such as operating theatres and isolation rooms.
DECITEX’s textiles have proven efficiency and its single- and short-usage cloths have been approved in accordance with the EN13697 standard. These products allow all hospitals, including state-of-the-art ones, to choose to clean floors with water, whilst ensuring the demands of ATP tests are met.
Created in 2000, DECITEX is part of the 3E sustainable-energy concept. The company’s main aim is to improve the quality of cleaning and ergonomics whilst considering the associated constraints and working on the reduction in usage costs of the products.
DECITEX’s textile engineers are encouraged to think about the efficiency of the textile for cleaning purposes before considering the addition of a chemical component. The material has also been developed to improve user comfort, not just in terms of autonomy and hygiene, but also in terms of design — a notion often overlooked in this field.
From their design and manufacture in France up to their final use in situ, DECITEX products offer unique and innovative sustainable-development solutions in the field of cleaning textiles. In effect, using DECITEX products makes it possible to save considerable amounts of water, chemicals and energy used in laundry. The specialist company also offers to recycle its products at the end of their use.
DECITEX products are sold in countries around the world including Australia, Canada, France, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the UK. DECITEX products, so as to better meet the needs of today’s users, are manufactured up to the highest standards. Over six million units of DECITEX products are sold each year to the pharmaceutical and aerospace industries, as well to numerous operating theatres within hospitals, in many countries.
DECITEX is a French-based company specializing in microfibre wiping textile for professional use. The company was founded in July 2000 by Guillaume Leymonerie, CEO of the 3E Concept Group.
As a manufacturer, DECITEX’s role is to design and produce high-performance textiles — i.e. mops and wipes made from microfibre — that are easy to use. DECITEX listens to what its customers have to say and innovates as per their needs.
The company complements its textile-technology expertise (focused on issues such as cleaning time, ease of use, cost per use, and impact on the environment) with a lightweight, ergonomically designed range of handles and frames.
For further information, please go to: http://www.decitex.com/index.php
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Health, Medical devices
Cordia of France provides an extensive range of fire-safety solutions and technologies: the company is now launching an English-language website and catalogue, with a view to expanding into the British and international market. Quotations for a wide range of specialist products and solutions can easily be requested on the company’s user-friendly web portal.
“We are an independent company specialising in a very wide range of fire-safety solutions. Our solutions meet the global needs of fire-safety professionals, and we are in a position to study (and respond to) any request for a quote that comes to us: we will then make an offer to the prospective client that can be specifically tailored to their requirements. We are proud of our capacity to respond to client needs in a way that is adapted to their individual situation,” explains Jean-Yves Maturel, founder and CEO of Cordia.
With the launch of its English-language online catalogue, Cordia is embarking on a new phase in its international expansion, more particularly into the British market. In the UK, Cordia is already able to offer 300 different product lines, which represent a selection of innovative products out of its 1,000 references currently available on the French market. The company intends to increase its offering in Britain over time. A hard copy of the 2013-2014 catalogue can be ordered and will be delivered for free.
Cordia has an extensive product catalogue, which includes fire-alarm products, fire-extinguisher servicing equipment, fire-flame generators, gas and extinguishing systems, and more. The company prides itself on delivering quality fire-safety equipment, but also a comprehensive aftersales service, combined with training in the use of Cordia’s fire-safety solutions.
Requesting a quote on the website could not be easier, whether the buyer already has an account with Cordia or not. All the relevant information is readily accessible on the Cordia web portal, which is easy to navigate and user-friendly.
The company has provided fire-safety equipment since 1987, when it was set up by Jean-Yves Maturel. The specialist company also takes care of the servicing and maintenance of installed units for its clients, as part of its commitment to customer care.
“Since the beginning, our reputation has been based on a strong ability to innovate and adapt any firefighting technology to the specific needs of the various countries where we operate, starting with equipment and solutions complying with French standards. Today, we are expanding throughout Europe and beyond,” explains Jean-Yves Maturel.
Cordia is now considered to be a key player in the field of fire-safety equipment and services for European manufacturers and dealers. The company’s product portfolio is the largest in France — with over 1,000 individual products for the French market — and grows all the time.
Cordia is now expanding its services worldwide. “We are currently delivering our ranges of fire-safety products in many countries, where we are proud to protect and safeguard people and property,” says Jean-Yves Maturel.
Cordia’s key commitment to clients is twofold. First of all, the company strives to deliver a customer service that provides state-of-the-art systems, on time and on budget. Second, Cordia is keen to constantly challenge company processes in order to launch, every year, a new series of innovative products that are reliable and cost-effective.
Cordia’s proven commitment to fire-safety innovation stems from the company’s sustained investment in R&D and the launch of novel products on an ongoing basis. Cordia’s Innovations page, on its website, illustrates the company’s focus on technological improvement.
Cordia has provided fire-safety equipment since 1987, when it was set up by Jean-Yves Maturel, the company’s founder and CEO. Cordia is headquartered at Mitry-Mory, to the North-East of Paris (France), close to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport.
With the launch of the English version of its comprehensive online catalogue, the company is seeking to expand internationally and, more particularly, in the British market.
For further information, please go to: www.myfiresafetyproducts.com
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Elissance Paris will be attending the French Cosmetic Day, in London (UK), on 25 February 2014, which will enable the company to showcase its three innovative products dedicated to restoring broken, damaged and dehydrated nails. The clinics run by development-laboratory Elissance Paris of France propose a three-stage treatment designed to reinvigorate and protect the nail, using products enriched with ultra-nourishing natural elements. Elissance Paris is seeking partners and distributors in Britain.
For several years, varnishing has been the must-have beauty product for those seeking to add a splash of colour to their wardrobe. However, the growth in the number of boutiques and nail bars offering a range of treatments — from semi-permanent varnishing to gel coating — has had a damaging effect on the health of women’s nails.
The removal of such treatments often involves the use of harsh chemicals and UV light, which damage and dry out the nail. Moreover, many external factors such as climate, diet and environment equally influence the state of a person’s nails. Elissance Paris’ solution is designed to reverse the damaging effects of modern treatments in a few simple stages.
The company will attend the French Cosmetic Day, a B2B event organised by the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK on 25 February of this year. The French Cosmetic Day, which will take place from 12 noon to 3.00pm on the premises of the French Trade Commission, in the heart of the West End, will enable Elissance Paris to showcase its novel concept in Britain for the first time.
The Elissance Paris solution can be easily implemented in three stages. The first step involves reinvigorating the nails with Elixir, which is a nourishing solution composed of oils and natural essences including myrrh, chestnut oil, and vitamins A, E and Provitamin B5. This combination of ingredients encourages healing, regeneration and growth of the nail.
A generous amount of Elixir should be applied nightly to the cuticles, and then, delicately massaged into the nail. The surplus should be left overnight to be absorbed by the nail and the cuticle. The next morning, the Elixir should be washed away with soap and another base layer should be applied. This process should be repeated daily over a period of 10 days.
The second step involves the application of Le Gommage, the deep-cleaning formula that softens and eliminates dead cuticles from the surface of the nail, allowing for a complete clean. Le Gommage contains high levels of vitamins and proteins, as found in almond oil, which is valued for its moisturising and softening effect; lemon oil, for its purifying and antiseptic properties; and, finally, glycerine, in order to restore hydration to the skin and nail.
The third step involves protecting the nail with the 3-in-1 Varnish developed by Elissance Paris, which covers the nail in a protective film to render a natural, ultra brilliant finish. The formula is reinforced with vitamin E, which is high in antioxidants and gives protection, suppleness and moisture to the nail. The varnish also includes wheat-germ oil, which is rich in proteins that nourish, protect and stimulate the nail.
Subsequently, this unique formula can be used in combination with coloured varnish. As a base coat, the 3-in-1 Varnish effectively protects nails from the transfer of certain colours and is an ideal product to apply before coloured nail varnish. As a top coat, the product forms a protective film, which gives a high-shine finish and long-lasting maintenance to the colour.
About Elissance Paris
Based in the Paris region (France), B&SENS manufactures and distributes a range of innovative products under the Elissance Paris brand. Having worked for several years within the beauty industry, the company’s founders launched B&SENS with a view to creating simple and stylish high-quality products to meet the needs of modern women.
The company’s novel product formulas bring together the best ingredients from essential oils, minerals and natural extracts. B&SENS’ R&D laboratories analyze, select and extract the active ingredients from these elements and combine them to produce a natural range of cosmetics suited to all skin types. Not a single product developed by B&SENS contains any parabens or has been tested on animals.
The company will attend the French Cosmetic Day, a B2B event organised by the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the United Kingdom on 25 February 2014. The French Cosmetic Day will take place on the premises of the French Trade Commission, in the heart of the West End (central London), between 12 noon and 3.00pm.
A total of nine companies will showcase their products, including B&SENS. The other participants are Candora, Demain Nature, Detaille, Indemne, Ixxi, Kadalys, MGC International and Neomist, which are all dynamic and interesting brands looking to build partnerships in the UK.
For further information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/
For further information about Elissance Paris, please go to: www.els-beauty.com
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avril 25, 2012
UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business developement, comes under the aegis of France's Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France's public-sector export support framework.