Wholesales to B2B only, with 80% of sales via website www.variantinternational.com, throughout EU, and beyond. Variant is dealer of Wessel-Werk nozzles & Plastiflex Hoses for the EU. Variant is mainly specialized in an Industrial Vacuum Cleaner range.
Wholesales B2B only, also of vacuum-cleaner bags and Vacuum cleaner nozzles, mainly the TOP5 – TOP10 fast-movers only. Delivers only per Full Truck Load (FTL) or Full Container Load (FCL) to distribution centers of Retail companies throughout the EU.
Centralized buying company for: Variant Benelux BV, Stofzuigermarkt BV & VacuStock Retail BV. Also fully automated Production of dust-bags all in 1 Building. We receive full truck-loads, 40HC containers of our products and raw materials to our 3000m2 warehouse with efficient loading docks with leveler.
In June 2015 we will have our own production line of dust-bags with packaging line of dispensers and poly-bags. As from 2005 the CEO Jos Bakker started with importing dust-bags from China. Now Jos Bakker will be the youngest owner of such machine in the EU, and we will be one of the 5 biggest producers of dust-bags in the EU. Besides that, we are unique in the EU, because we are wholesale & production in 1 building, all centralised.
The machine-park of 500m2 will be equivalent to ± 600 Chinese, and is the fastest and most flexible machine, what capabilities is concerned. We just finished our new warehouse add-on of 1050m2, so now total ± 3000m2 of warehouse+production. In our region, we are one of the fastest growing companies. Efficiency, automated and cost-effective working is our biggest goal. Only 3 men are needed to operate the machine, the rest will all be operated from our (web) systems.
Why Dutch-based production?
The most important reason for the decision to produce the dust-bags ourselves in 2015 (10 years later) are:
very bad exchange rate EURO to USD/CNY, it hasn’t been this bad for 10 years.
longer lead time as before
Container prices not steady, and fluctuating strongly
change of attitude of the Chinese
labour costs increase in China each year by 20%
independent production from our EU competitors
constant and better quality from our own productio
more flexibility in production/lead time
more flexibility in specifications
We will produce 3 different qualities of Microfiber (SMS) material:
Industrial with dust class M certification
Specifications Dust-bag production
Some specifications of our fully automatic dust-bag making machine:
75 to 100 pcs/bags a minute depending on size
maximum width of dust-bag: 705mm (Industrial)
maximum width of dust-bag: 400mm (household)
maximum length 300mm for 100 pcs/bags a minute (household)
maximum length 1185mm for 20pcs/bags a minute (industrial)
We can fit on PP collars with ultrasonic welding and Carton collars with hot-melt glue on the dust-bag
print on the dust-bag itself with production date, company name etc
in-fold / Z-fold on the sides of the dust-bag of 100mm on each side
maximum collar size: 290mm length / 250mm width
minimum collar size: 63mm length / 59mm width
auto-bundling of the dustbags per 3 to 7 pcs. max.
Some specs of our packaging line:
dispensers variable in height from 32 to 65mm to accommodate different sizes of dust-bags (also fit through mailbox)
filters will be added automatically
dispensers will be closed and glued automatically
poly-bag auto-cut to size
poly-bag auto-close sealed on all sides
poly-bag with sticker or full-color printed top side