Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry in Latvia

Enterprise Europe Network (Profile:BRDE20210903001)

Short description of advertisement: 
The German company has been active in online trade with accessories for notebooks for two years and is looking for a professional hardcase manufacturer. Preferably the partner should be experienced in hardcase production from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastics or aluminium alloys.

The German start-up was founded 2019 and has specialised in online trade with accessories for computers and mobile communication devices, especially cases for notebooks. The company is looking for manufacturers of hardcases made from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastics or aluminium alloys.

The hardcase should have a slim, smart and clean minimalistic look. The product which is currently under development will combine outdoor hardcase characteristics with a compact and clean looking design. The outdoor specifications include toughness as well as shock and water resistance - if possible in connection with a waterproof seal. 

With regard to the stage of development, the start-up is currently finalizing the prototype. To this end, the team is working on including further parts into their prototype. Their challenge is that special parts such as locks and hinges have to be attached or integrated into to the hardcase top and bottom case parts.

Concerning the manufacturing agreement envisaged, the management is interested in different pricing options for the moulds which have to be designed for producing their hardcase with aluminium or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) materials. A specific mould will be needed in order to produce their customized products according to the existing design specifications. Therefore, the company would like to evaluate in a first step which material would be the most cost-efficient way to produce their hardcases. This can be either aluminium or ABS. The company would like to choose the most cost-efficient approach, while keeping their design standards as well as technical characteristics of the hardcase high.

For a successful cooperation, the start-up is looking for a business partner who can work according to their design specifications. The partner should be willing to finalize the prototype together with the German company. The manufacturer should be able to include the special parts such as hinge (preferably torque hinges) and lock types. A waterproof seal is preferable but not a must. These and more characteristics can be discussed in order to finalize the prototype together and later on create a mould for the production of a series.

The company is looking for reliable partners. A long-term cooperation is envisaged. They aim to grow the business together by producing and reinvesting in new products of the same category and more.

The company is additionally looking for manufacturers of foaming/padding later on, as they need to fill their hardcases with a matching foam or padding. This can be either the same or another business partner.

For further information please take a look at their business request for padding/foaming manufacturers under the profile reference: BRDE20210917001

Their mission is to produce reliable and trustworthy protective equipment, combined with unique style and designs under their own registered trademark or brand. Their goal is to distribute their products internationally through business-to-consumer and business-to-business companies and partners.


For more information please contact Enterprise Europe Network Latvia.

Contact person: 
Enterprise Europe Network Latvia
Contact languages: 
Perses Street 2, Riga, LV-1442, Latvia
info [at] een.lv
Proposal valid till: 
Friday, 23 September, 2022