Each year, we make a point of visiting the biggest trade shows in Europe and China, looking at new ideas, new designs, new materials and new manufacturers. We go into these shows with our eyes open, truly looking for the best products, regardless of country of origin. And, of course, we’re on the lookout for products and designs that will translate well into the New Zealand market.
These shows provide us with ideas to bring back to New Zealand but, more than that, it enables us to talk to suppliers and build relationships. We all know how easy it is to feel a long way away from the rest of the world living here in New Zealand and that’s why relationships with suppliers are key to our success.
Buying the best
Over the past 20 years, Brandstand has been working with some of the biggest global names in display. In that time we have cemented relationships and created robust processes that drive our procurement. This combination ensures we deliver on time and on budget for all our projects. Whether purchasing off-the-shelf or pushing the boundaries with unique designs and solutions, you can rest assured that what we design, we can deliver. Our supplier relationships are built with a collaborative approach – we work together to deliver fresh solutions, great design and innovative display systems.
We’re not embarrassed to say that many of our products come from China because we know that this actually means we’re selling the very best and most innovative display and exhibition products in the world. We invest time in meeting, vetting and developing a relationship with all our suppliers. We set strict guidelines around the quality of fabrics and materials used, knowing that we need to use the best to perform in New Zealand’s unique conditions.
Behind the best products sits a manufacturing infrastructure. Many of us have no idea about product origins but simply purchase on price. At Brandstand, we take a stand on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and make a point of taking those responsibilities seriously. What does this mean for us and our clients? We visit the factories that we source from before importing their goods. We’re looking to ensure they are providing a safe working environment, that they are using sustainable work ethics and that they are taking their employment responsibilities seriously. If we’re happy, then our clients can also be happy that they have purchased from the right supplier, for all the right reasons.
It’s this complete trust in our supply chain, and the very low incidents of hardware failure, that enables us to offer some of the best-extended warranties in the country, not seen from many other suppliers.
As leaders in the NZ display industry, we take our responsibilities seriously. From sourcing to procurement, through to project management and logistics, we ensure our clients get the very best service available. With in-house design and all our services under one roof, we’re well placed to deliver your next exciting display and exhibition project. So get in touch today or check out our website.