Globalization is one of the most complex business strategies that a company can undertake. Expanding to international markets in order to reach more prospective customers is a real challenge. That’s why, at IBMH, we want to share some globalization strategie...
Globalization strategies to reach more customers in the hardware industry
. At IBMH, we use all of our resources and tools to achieve our established goals effectively. When we say resources, we’re referring to everything from our newsletter to the most novel technologies and everything in between, including company meetings. This...
How to manage company meetings effectively
Guangzhou is a strategic city for hardware importers, and it is here, as you know, where IBMH headquarters are located. This city, situated in the south of China, maintains some very rich and interesting culture and traditions. If you want to start doing busin...
Morning tea in Guangzhou
Today, we’d like to introduce the latest development in the industry: the complete range of high-end metallic drawers with soft close. A product specially indicated for kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, closets, bathroom cupboards or office furniture. And the best...
Introducing the complete range of high-end metallic drawers with soft close

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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. [...]

The importance of nonverbal language in the furniture hardware business

2018-04-09T14:55:58+00:00 April 9th, 2018|

When it comes to doing business, you have to pay attention to every detail. What you say and how you say it will have major repercussions on a commercial relationship. But your body language is also an important part of communication. Knowing what message your gestures are sending and how to control them is very important in order to avoid being misunderstood. For that reason, today we are talking about the importance of nonverbal language in the hardware business. […]

The huge influence of spirituality and religion on business in China

2018-04-08T11:38:48+00:00 April 8th, 2018|

We know that Chinese companies, including those in the hardware industry, are becoming increasingly westernized. However, the fact is that they are still very firmly rooted in tradition. The way of managing business in China, how commercial relationships are established, the behavior of the business owners… All of it is peppered with ideas and rituals of religious origin. At IBMH, we have worked with Chinese companies for more than two decades. We can help you understand the huge influence of spirituality and religion on business in China. Where does the influence of spirituality and religion on business in China come from? Chinese tradition is grounded in a multi-spiritual philosophy in which Confucianism and Taoism play a particularly important role. Religious and moral doctrines have become philosophies of life that feed one another and determine the rules of business. Confucianism and business in China Although the philosophy of Confucius is more [...]

What a good corporate video for a furniture hardware business looks like and why you should have one

2018-03-28T19:14:52+00:00 March 28th, 2018|

According to a report from CISCO, in 2021 video will represent more than 80% of internet traffic, which means making an effort to increase audiovisual marketing seems like a good idea, don’t you think? Without a doubt, creating a good corporate video for a furniture hardware business is an excellent idea. Obviously, you have to ensure you are competitive on the communication front as well. Many companies have opted for corporate videos to get their customers’ attention. This strategy is very effective, but without the proper analysis and reflection, it can bring negative consequences. So… what does a good corporate video look like, and why should you have one? What is a corporate video? A corporate video is an audiovisual work whose purpose is to introduce or present a company. It’s a way to transmit emotion and a sense of humanity to an organization. Its objectives can be varied: • [...]

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