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Successful Trade Mission To India 2013


Over the last 10 years our team have been successfully purchasing from many suppliers across the Far East with products such as artificial trees and plants to rattan furniture and artificial grass, so with ever growing markets becoming available with the UK we needed to broaden our supplier base. India was the obvious chose with is huge growing economy and especially with so many of the world leading companies now basing some of their production within India.

Over a period of 2 weeks we visited several manufacturers in several cities experienced the Indian culture and hospitality, and infamous road networks.

Visiting New Deli was our first port of call

Andrew Smith Explains: A huge city that was steeped in colonial British awaited us, especially within the city centre where Connaught place was the main hive of activity. We travelled there with the help of a Tuk Tuk which was an experience but highly efficient with all the crazy traffic. We visited 2 suppliers whist stopping within New Deli and are now in communication with regards new products and samples.

We flew to another city Mumbai within the second week, again to be greeted with amazing warm and gratitude. We visited several agents and a factory whilst there and was pleasantly surprised with the technology and skills available.

The trade mission was very different to what we have experienced within the Far East visits with some good success, we will be in negotiations which several Indian suppliers who we liaised with and look forward to dealing with them in the very near future.

Concludes Andrew.

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