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Low cost imports of stackable wooden chairs for weddings and other events are coming into Europe and the USA from mainland China and this is becoming a major issue for both EU manufacturers and also for furniture hire companies.

Band International has been a world leader in the manufacture of top quality wooden banquet and wedding chairs for over ten years and is meeting the challenge of low cost imports, but admits it can be hard. “Our main market is the furniture hire industry where the absolute imperative of reliability and durability is well understood by all our customers. However, we have had several enquiries recently from new customers, who had succumbed to the temptation to go for price over value, and regretted it. They have then turned to us for a stronger product which stacks better and lasts longer” said...

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