BUYING FURNITURE FROM MANUFACTURERS IN INDONESIA?

KUATAS IS HERE FOR YOU...
... NO COMMISSION, NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST
COMPLETE PARTNERSHIP
$ 949
SOURCING MANAGEMENT
FULL ORDERS FOLLOW UP
SHIPPING HANDLING
DEDICATED INSPECTOR
per month
BUYING
MANAGEMENT
$ 1299
SOURCING MANAGEMENT
FULL ORDER FOLLOW UP
SHIPPING HANDLING
DEDICATED INSPECTOR
per container
QUALITY
MANAGEMENT
FULL ORDER FOLLOW UP
SHIPPING HANDLING
DEDICATED INSPECTOR
per container
$ 999
"We take care of everything for you"
"We handle your operations in Indonesia all together"
"You already have a supplier and you need quality assistance"
WHY US?
WHY WE ARE UNIQUE
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PRICING
Traditional Furniture Buying Agents would charge you 10 to 15% commission and even sometimes receive a retro commission from the supplier itself.
At Kuatas, we believe our sourcing fee should not be percentage base so the suppliers we pick for you are the one we believe you need.

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FLEXIBILITY
Let us intervene in your purchasing process only where you need us to be.
Sourcing, Inspection, Follow up, Shipping, Sample development or more; You name it, we will be there.
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TRANSPARENCY
Our mission is to deliver the clear picture.
There are thousands of furniture manufacturers in Indonesia and they all have their plus and minus. Our job is to select the one most suited for your business.
We will give you all the necessary tools so you can choose how, and with who you want to buy from.
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Please note that, for a matter of efficiency and in order to deliver the best to our customer we only specialize in Indoor and Outdoor wooden furniture.
NO COMMISSION,
NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST !
Traditional Furniture sourcing companies, by charging a percentage of your order value, they actually go against your interest. The more you spend, the more they earn. If your target price is too low, they will need to find tricks working with low level home industries or lower the quality of materials themselves.
It is rarely at your advantage.

Being paid a fixed price, at Kuatas, we only focus on your interest.
WHY DO YOU NEED HELP FOR YOUR FURNITURE IMPORT FROM INDONESIA?
To understand the Furniture Manufacturing Industry in Indonesia, you need to come on site and see for yourself the fake information you are being fed with. But of course, it is not that obvious and you would need full access to your supplier to understand the tricks they use that sometime threaten the quality and integrity of the furniture you buy.

For now, let study different challenges you are facing when selecting your Furniture Supplier in Indonesia:
How to find suppliers?
Internet:
Building a website like the one you are on now, can cost less than a thousand dollars, do you think you really need to be a big player in furniture manufacturing in Indonesia to have a good website which even ranks well on google? In a matter of fact, most of those big furniture factories do not even have a website. And what you find on the three first pages of google (January 2018), only 2 furniture factories out of 30 results worth working with.

Fairs and Exhibitions:
The issue here is the same than with internet. The entry ticket to exhibitions is cheap and any small unreliable furniture suppliers can afford their way in.
However, Indonesian Furniture Suppliers exhibiting in Europe usually are medium and large factories with large cashflow and production capacity which is most welcome in our industry. Beware to some exceptions that definetely do not deserve their positive reputation.
Should you only work with the biggest factories?
NO !
First it would mostly depend on the kind of Furniture you are looking for. If this type of furniture requires special machineries, or special materials that only biggest factories can source or import, then you should go with bigger furniture manufacturers. Otherwise, for more basic workmanship, smaller factories could provide a great job.
Does working with the biggest factories guarantee the end result?
Unfortunately, no !
The logistic involved and the management of those factories is too many times weak and inconsistant. The lack of control in their Quality Control process leaves too much space for defects. Then you will be left with 2 options, either accept the defects and move on with schedule, or reject the items and lose a month of production to redo them.
The sad truth is that, 50% delays is way too common in furniture industry in Indonesia and could easily be avoided with a better follow up.
What are the risks and opportunities working with smaller furniture factories in Indonesia
In Indonesia, you will find thousands of small factories which offer great prices which can offer you nice opportunities matching with your price positionning strategy.

However, it is risky and demands a high level of control to work with them. There are of course issues with quality, finishing and so on. But the biggest risk would be the cashflow of those small furniture manufacturers. They usually work with small margin and very tight cashflow and often cannot make up for a mistake they have done. So all you might get for your money would be a "We are sorry" and no solution would come out of this.

So, to work with them, you will need to assess if they have cashflow, to know if they are registered as a company, if they supply legal wood, where do they dry the wood (kiln dry or traditional oven) and what are their quality standards. Where do they buy their hardware from and finally, do they have an export license. That would be the basic of all.
Once you are positive on all those points, you will need to establish a tight process schedule and follow up every step of the way,