Today we’d like to introduce an interesting innovation that will greatly facilitate the task of transporting and installing kitchen cabinets. It’s a folding leg for kitchen cabinets with a weight capacity of up to 400 kg that offers great added value for i...
Folding leg for kitchen cabinets with capacity up to 400 kg
As you may have noticed, this part of IBMH has been gradually changing its look and improving its communications for a while now. We have been working hard to have a new website, new look, and a more innovative IBMHAnd while we still have some things left to i...
New website, new look, and a more innovative IBMH
Part of the reason we live here is the culture. China fascinates us, with its rituals and teachings. And, of course, it has enormous business potential. And to ensure that business isn’t disrupted by national holidays and vacation periods, today we’re shar...
Work around Chinese holidays so they don’t affect your hardware imports
Is WeChat: essential for the hardware distributor in China? Today, we continue with our review of the apps that, to us at IBMH, are essential to keep a project of hardware imports from China running smoothly.Sometimes, our clients ask if they really need WeCha...
Do I need WeChat as a hardware importer on a trip to China ?

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Apps to increase productivity for importers of Chinese furniture hardware

2017-12-17T11:00:47+00:00 December 17th, 2017|

Today, we’d like to share some tools that have been very helpful for us at IBMH. We know that importers of Chinese furniture hardware have lots to do and very little time to do it. Because of this, we’re sure that you could use some applications and/or software to increase your productivity. After all, more productivity is never a bad thing, right? Trello Firstly, Trello is an organizer of projects and tasks, presented in attractive columns. Also allows collaboration between people and shows detailed information about the status of each project. With Trello, you can: • Insert tasks • Calculate deadlines • Assign project managers • See the processes of “To-do” and “Done” Stands out because: • Minimalist, attractive design • Simply, user-friendly interface • Takes up very little memory space • Notifications on task status • Ability to upload documents Slack Then, there’s Slack, which improves team work and lets you [...]

What do we call quality in hardware management in China?

2017-12-06T07:45:56+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

Before we can talk about quality in hardware management in China, we need to start from the beginning. Originally, quality was simply the innate characteristics of an object that allowed it to be compared with another. That concept has become more sophisticated and even professionalized. Now, quality is perceived in both products and services. It is “created”, “conceived” and “maintained” under strict authority. How can we define “quality”? For better or worse, the word “quality” is linked to the expectations we have associated with a particular product or service. These expectations originate from: • Our own previous experiences • Other people’s experiences • Advertising, literature, film… • Each person’s own personality These expectations are not always met, since it will depend on how realistic and accessible they are. Because of this, it is very important to have impartial bodies which use generalized guidelines to assess and evaluate the quality of products [...]

Featured product: Corner Cabinet Hardware

2017-12-05T11:00:45+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

We all know the REVO 270° Corner Cabinet Hardware, also known as Hardware ¾, Hardware for Corner Shelves, Swiveling Trays, Rotating Shelves or Corner Cabinet Shelves. This hardware, manufactured in China, belongs to the Corner category, also known as Hardware for Corner Cabinets, Corner Pull-Outs, Hardware for Turntable Shelves or Corner Units. Innovative technology in Corner Cabinet Hardware As a classic solution for corner cabinets in built-in kitchens, its technology is truly innovative. • The frame and baskets are packaged in separate boxes, but the product unit consists of both boxes together. • Its excellent control mechanism permits a controlled, fluid movement during all stages: • Soft closing doors • Quick rotation • Automatic close movement. In fact, with a single hand motion, the closing speed can be adjusted without the need for tools. • Ideal for making optimal use of space; its shelves are adjustable in height. • A third shelf can be [...]

Communicate your brand in the furniture hardware industry (I): Public relations

2017-12-04T11:47:58+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

In the world of furniture hardware, as in many others, growing competition is making it increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd. Even if you’re good. To make yourself heard, you need a balanced combination of investment in marketing and what the experts call earned content—in other words, content that is published with no financial agreement in the middle. Within this earned content is what is traditionally known as “public relations” or “media relations”, which contribute to the prestige of your brand. However, despite the importance of good coverage in the media, many people falter when it comes to designing their public relations strategies. A distributor of furniture hardware shouldn’t follow the same plan as, say, a university or a soft drink brand. Each of them has its unique characteristics, and must know how to communicate them appropriately. At IBMH, we’d like to offer some tips to establish a [...]

Import furniture hardware from a high-tech, competitive China

2017-12-03T12:00:11+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|

China is a nation of contrasts. We can’t ignore the centuries-old traditions that shape the country, while also recognizing that it has become a global superpower: • With an economy in full expansion. • With a large volume of foreign investments. Because of this, as leaders in our industry who are familiar with the real, authentic China, we invite you to reflect: When you started your business, were you expecting to import  furniture hardware from a high-tech, competitive China like the one you have come to know? At IBMH, we have spent years working with Chinese companies, and we have witnessed the impressive transformation of its cities, its factories, its processes and its population. That’s why we wanted to take this occasion to debunk some of the most common myths about China, which paint a very different picture from its real situation. This Asian giant offers a huge range of [...]

Quality Control, another key point in strategic purchase management in China. New addition!

2017-11-15T19:08:11+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

At IBMH, we take our growth and that of all our clients very seriously. That is why we are constantly investing in human and technological resources. Strategic purchase management for furniture and construction hardware in China is a comprehensive service that depends on good results from many different departments. On this occasion, it is the Quality Department that is rolling out the red carpet to welcome Nivardo Trejo Vera.   Who is Nivardo? Throughout his education and ample experience in industrial production processes and development, he has worked in middle management in different companies. For example, he has had direct involvement in the quality control processes of companies dedicated to steel and steel working, the injection of plastics and the assembly of household appliances. He always has been collaborating with multidisciplinary teams and with national and international firms. Originally from Mexico, born in Hidalgo, he was living with his family [...]

Expand your hardware selection with the premium hinge, an innovative design with maximum functionality

2017-11-15T18:34:05+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Recently, we talked about the importance of organizing your product selection to determine if the scope of your catalog is profitable or not. On this occasion, we would like you to keep this concept in mind, because we are going to introduce a very attractive product, and you should take this into account before making a decision. It won’t be an easy one. We know that, eventually, you will want to expand your hardware selection with the premium hinge. In any business specializing in the distribution of hardware for furniture, it is essential to have a complete, curated selection of hinges in order to cover the needs of your market. We have a few good reasons why you might want to expand your hardware selection with the premium hinge. 6 reasons to expand your hardware selection with the premium hinge   Soft-close It has a buffering mechanism which, apart from [...]

Reasons for inaccurate quotes from furniture and construction hardware manufacturers in China

2017-11-14T22:42:00+00:00 November 14th, 2017|

If you are an importer of products from China, you will already be familiar with one of its main problems: price quotes. After your initial interest in a supplier and a price request, it is very likely that you will receive inaccurate quotes from furniture and construction hardware manufacturers in China. As you know, Chinese manufactures do not tend to be very precise when giving quotes. Their quotes tend to be incorrect because, for them, this is only the beginning of the negotiation. Because of this, they use figures that are merely guidelines, with little bearing on reality. Different ways of thinking When hardware manufacturers in China send a quote, it is really just a formality. What they are expecting is that, from that point, a series of back and forth actions will take place until you reach the final quote. In short, this is why the document that you [...]

How to use creativity when negotiating with Chinese furniture & construction hardware suppliers

2017-11-12T17:14:53+00:00 November 12th, 2017|

To a certain extent, negotiating is a daily part of almost everyone’s job. You don’t have to work exclusively in that field or manage business operations worth several millions of euros in order to have to face all sorts of negotiations. But at IBMH, one thing is clear: to know how to use creativity when negotiating with Chinese furniture & construction hardware suppliers is part of our success. We share our vision to offer you more profitable solutions, ones that go beyond “I win, you lose” or “we both win, but both lose something”. Why can’t we all win? Many researchers point to a third route when looking for solutions in a negotiation, much more ambitious but also with better results: the creative route, in other words, thinking beyond the obvious solutions. Gregorio Billikopf of the University of California, Davis, explains why it is important to look beyond the first solution [...]

Featured Product: Telescopic and Recessed Plugs managed in China

2017-11-01T11:00:22+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

  Aesthetics and practicality at home are essential elements for consumers. Very often the requests for interior decoration are to get an "attractive and comfortable" home or office in all aspects. And increasingly, these telescoping and recessed plugs managed in China by IBMH are ordered in the market. Kitchens are no longer just the place where food is prepared, they are meeting places during the preparation of food. Halls increasingly share space with kitchens, and this decorative novelty implies a greater importance for the details. Likewise, offices are linked more and more to the philosophy of the company and therefore the furniture aspect is measured to the millimeter. For all this, the furmiture hardware takes a value hitherto unthinkable. Therefore, they are not only functional elements, they are an integral part of interior design. Hidden and practical It was not so long ago that the placement of plugs in homes [...]

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