Jack Huang becomes an Economic Shareholder in the company Yes, this calls for celebration! Jack Huang is getting the recognition he deserves at IBMH. The thing is…...
Jack Huang, one cause for celebration at IBMH
We have the pleasure of announcing that, starting today, Kristy Zhang is an Economic Shareholder in the company. Congratulations, Kristy!...
Kristy Zhang, our other reason for joy at IBMH
Today, we want to talk about two qualities that directly impact Business Productivity. At IBMH we constantly work to promote among our team: Proactivity and Ownership. But how exactly do you define these two qualities? A proactive person doesn’t need someon...
IBMH BUSINESS TIP: Proactivity and Ownership
Do you know how important the guest-host relationship in the hardware industry in China is? A few days ago, we shared a few recommendations on how you should act if a Chinese business partner invites you to their country in order to do business or close a deal...
The guest-host relationship in the hardware industry in China (Part II)

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The best Sourcing service for our clients in the furniture hardware industry: new team members!

2018-05-13T10:00:10+00:00 May 13th, 2018|

Today, we’d like to introduce JANE HUANGand MANDY LI, our two new Sourcing Officers who have arrived with all the energy and motivation to give it their best. At IBMH Guangzhou, we are very happy to have them with us. Without a doubt, they will contribute to providing the best Sourcing service for our clients in the furniture hardware industry. For us, the added value which undoubtedly sets us apart is our team. A multidisciplinary team of professionals capable of improving any project they get their hands on. That’s why we want you to get to know a bit about these two great professionals who have joined IBMH. A bit about Jane Huang and Mandy Li… Mandy graduated in 2009 from the Guangdong University of Finance majoring in Commerce English. On the other hand, Jane graduated in 2014 from Business College Guangdong University of Technology with a master’s in Business English. [...]

Featured product: Gola profile system

2018-05-12T09:33:08+00:00 May 12th, 2018|

Kitchens that are more convenient, more beautiful, practical and apparently simple but with elaborate solutions hidden inside: corner cabinets with rotating shelves, telescoping power outlets, LED lights… In general, these are the biggest trends in kitchen design. And if we’re talking about simplicity, the GOLA profile system is the mysterious star product. Why mysterious? Because it allows cabinet doors or drawers to be opened without handles or knobs. They are hidden but easily-accessible profile pulls. Right now, this type of pull is one of the most-used by kitchen cabinet manufacturers. The minimalist style never goes out of fashion, and it’s even a growing trendthese days. This style is defined by its clean, simple aesthetic with straight lines and, most of all, the feeling of openness and spaciousness it creates. The GOLA profile system is a must-have in any minimalist or contemporary kitchen. Features of the Gola profile system • This [...]

Do you think your furniture hardware business needs a leader or a boss?

2018-05-11T19:35:09+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

At IBMH, we’re aware of how important it is to work as a team. It’s just as important to do it among ourselves as it is with our clients, because the results have the potential to be much better. But we mustn’t forget that there is no team without organization, and for that, you need to ask yourself whether your furniture hardware business needs a leader or a boss. We’ll sort out the differences between the two so that you can assess the implementation of one or the other… or both! Teamwork: leader or boss If you’re not sure if your furniture hardware business needs a leader or a boss, you should know that both are fundamental for the development of a good team. • The boss organizes, coordinates and ensures a good pace for the work. They monitor the activity of each member of their team, helping them with [...]

Furniture hardware distributor and Chinese food – ready for an adventure?

2018-05-10T20:36:24+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

As you know, at IBMH, we work in the Chinese market and have lived in China for more than 20 years. Our office is always open to industry professionals who want to meet us and learn about the benefits of our service. Obviously, this means that we often play the role of host. We especially enjoy this part of our work, which is why today we’d like to share our culinary knowledge with you. Do you think a furniture hardware distributor and Chinese food make a good pair? Read on… Chinese food: 4 basics you should know about Chinese gastronomy 1. Chinese food is developed around the 5 essential flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy. 2. Good food is judged by its color, aroma, taste and presentation. 3. Sitting down to eat isn’t merely about “satiating hunger”, but about satisfying the palate and bringing joy to what you are [...]

Featured product: Rectangular closet rod

2018-04-25T17:05:27+00:00 April 25th, 2018|

Closet interiors are becoming modernized and increasingly important in home decorating. You’ll find the most diverse array of closets: with interesting tonalities requested by interior designers all over the world together with a novel, minimalist aesthetic with straight lines. In light of this recent trend, today we present one of our star products at the moment: the rectangular closet rod. It’s a small detail that transmits an image of order and elegance. Not to mention, paying attention to these details and focusing on “what’s different” rather than just quantity, can help strengthen and grow your business. Would you like to know more about what this rectangular closet rod has to offer? Style and innovation At the Milan Design Fair, the décor trends were clean and orderly, opening up interior spaces and emphasizing small details. The rectangular closet rod has that Italian style that everyone wants to get their hands on. [...]

An interpreter for our clients importing furniture hardware from China

2018-04-24T10:00:00+00:00 April 24th, 2018|

Aside from being the leading consultant in purchase management of construction and furniture hardware in China, we live in Guangzhou, and many of our staff are Chinese. But communicating in China isn’t a simple task, and we often help our clients importing furniture hardware with hiring an interpreter. Whether you are already a client or not, you’ll want to learn the most important details when hiring an interpreter in China. Tips before choosing an interpreter for our clients importing furniture hardware from China After 12 to 15 hours of flying (and some 6 or 7 hours of jetlag), it is very difficult to be awake and alert. And it’s even more difficult to arrive in a county that is so profoundly different and, usually, unknown, as China. Here, you won’t be able to read and/or decipher anything you see. Very few Chinese people are fluent in English. Things are changing [...]

Prepare good networking to make your furniture hardware business grow

2018-04-23T10:00:06+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|

Social media seem to have given a boost to networking, a practice that is increasingly popular among businesses and on a personal level. Although it is not a new phenomenon, it is more important today than ever before. What you should take into account in order to do good networking to make your furniture hardware business grow? Without a doubt, for importers of construction and furniture hardware, it will support your business. Finding the right customers and convincing them that you are what they really need is a job that can be accomplished through online contacts and digital tools. Hence, the importance of preparing a good networking to make your furniture hardware business grow and gain presence in the industry. What is networking? Networking is a marketing strategy that consists of creating a network of professional contacts. The objective is to establish relationships with different people and companies that offer benefits [...]

Guangzhou is the best city for furniture hardware businesses

2018-04-22T10:45:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|

After 24 years of experience in the Asian market, for us at IBMH, it’s simple: Guangzhou is the best city for furniture hardware businesses. Yes, it’s true! If you want to have the best imports of construction and furniture hardware from China, you have to come to Guangzhou and meet us. Both IBMH and the city in which we are headquartered have a lot to offer. Guangzhou, “China in miniature”. Guangzhou is the best city for furniture hardware businesses , plus: It’s the third biggest city in China (after Pekin and Shanghai) The third largest conurbation in the world From 2013 to 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Guangzhou as the best city for commerce on the continent of Asia. Its International Import and Export Fair is defied as “the window, epitome and symbol of the opening of China”. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that IBMH has chosen this, “The [...]

Featured product: pull-out mirror

2018-04-11T10:09:45+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

Closets and wardrobes are not merely containers for clothing and shoes anymore. Closets form part of a home’s décor and reflect the personality of the people who live in the house.We all want beauty, comfort and functionality because, in this day and age, we want to have everything all-in-one. Sometimes, finding space to hang a dressing mirror is mission impossible, but this pull-out mirror puts an end to that problem! Space-saver accessory: pull-out mirror Today, we are presenting an essential accessory, very practical and appreciated by the clients that IBMH manages in China, and just for you. Practically at any price and quality level you choose. Below, we provide all the necessary information about this functional and profitable accessory. The pull-out mirror is a durable, customizable and very user-friendly item. Takes up very little space inside the closet Very simple installation Adapts to all types of closet doors Available in a [...]

IBMH is a company committed to excellence: join our team!

2018-04-10T10:43:25+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

IBMH is a company committed to excellenceformed by a young, multicultural and highly qualified team. At IBMH, we believe in people. That’s why we offer the right environment, opportunities andchallengesneeded for professional development. We all work in an open, airy setting, with a structure of equalityand a system of communication that is open and without barriers. IBMH, leader in Hardware Purchase Managementwith business operations in more than 27 countries, is looking to expand its team. This is your chance to show what you’re worth! How do we choose our team? How do we search for future employees? The transparency of our recruitment and selection policy is based on two fundamental principles: • No discrimination • Equal opportunity The selection process is based on merit and the capabilities of the candidates. If IBMH is a company committed to excellence, it’s because we always analyze the profiles of the proposed candidates in depth. [...]

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