Over 90 Smolensk Manufacturers Offered their Products to Leroy Merlin Trading Network
Chance Fair for potential suppliers of Leroy Merlin was held in Smolensk, which was attended by more than 90 manufacturers and service providers from our region. The event was organized by the Department of Industry and Trade of the Smolensk Region. Leroy Merlin representatives told in detail about the advantages of working with the company and the interacting processes when supplying goods to the stores of the network, paying special attention to the requirements for suppliers. During the negotiation session, representatives of the French company answered questions of the Smolensk producers, as well as discussed the prospects of cooperation and terms of supply personally with each company.
“For Smolensk producers, participation in the Chance Fair is a good opportunity to build a dialogue with representatives of a large international trading network. I am sure that the conclusion of supply contracts to Leroy Merlin will provide an excellent opportunity for business development and a significant increase in sales of Smolensk producers. The retailer promotes popular goods which is in demand not only in Smolensk, but also outside the region, and in some cases to the international market,” said Oleg Vorobyev, Head of the Industry Agency of the Department of Industry and Trade of the Smolensk Region.
The Smolensk producer of plastic windows “Maksiform” expects to supply its products to Leroy Merlin.
“It is too early to talk about concluding a supply contract with Leroy Merlin, but we are already on the way to it. It is important that the management of one of the largest European DIY-retailers understands the convenience of working with regional suppliers, especially in our field of activity. After all, producing plastic windows is a rather complex process. For the window to last a long time, not only the profile itself, but also all stages of design creation must be qualitative. The quality is influenced by everything: compliance with the temperature in shop, the materials used, the qualifications of employees, the technical condition of the cutting machines. Our specialists are constantly trained and improve their knowledge and skills to perform their work at the highest level. The company strictly adheres to the requirements of Russian and international manufacturing standards, which guarantees a high quality of products,” told Development Director of Maksiform LLC Pavel Ivanov. “We are ready to deliver products to the shelf within 24 hours and not only within our region. This is our competitive advantage among other things. I am very glad that I managed to present our company at a B2B-meeting.”
It should be recalled that the first complex of the French retailer Leroy Merlin is planned to be opened in the third quarter of 2020 in Smolensk. The new shopping center `s area will exceed 13 thousand m2. The building of the shopping center will include a shopping hall, warehouses, a saw shop, office area, staff dining room, fitness room, meeting room, training room, goods distribution office, cleaning and other household premises. The goods assortment of the company will be presented in five directions: house, interior, construction materials, repair and garden.