22 British firms to exhibit at Spoga/Garden Lifestyle

Show set for Sept. 4-6

Twenty-two British suppliers of garden and leisure products will exhibit a diverse range of garden and leisure products at the Sept. 4-6 Spoga/Garden Lifestyle show under a group scheme organized by the British garden export federation, Gardenex.

Many of the British exhibitors are participating with the support of the British government, and have chosen Spoga as the launch pad for products being shown to international buyers for the first time. Gardenex has a comprehensive industry information stand (Hall 13.2, Stand B10) at the show and is arranging daily overseas buyer receptions.

New Products on show
Altra Design (Hall 3.1, Stand J70) is well known for its ranges of superbly designed, yet low cost garden chairs and tables. This year the company is introducing a new smooth-table, which is an elegant indoor/outdoor table designed to accompany the company’s altra-ergo chair or to stand alone. Altra Design’s altra-ergo chair, launched last year at Spoga, has since won the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum. All products are made from first grade materials, tested and certified to the highest European standards for safety and durability.

Anglo-Pacific Associates (Hall 2.1, Stand E28) is exhibiting in Cologne for the third time, and is showing new items from its Options range of tropical hardwood garden furniture. The latest introductions are produced from legally sourced timbers, namely Malaysian Red Balau and Xoan Doa. The company is also exhibiting its quality range of teak furniture and a full range of accessories, cushions and parasols.

Bosmere Products (Hall 13.2, Stand C11) is introducing two ranges of protective covers for garden furniture and barbecues, all presented in new space-saving packaging on display stands. The first of these is the Protector range made from dark green polyethylene. The designs cover 35 different furniture products, and are competitively priced. The second introduction is a top quality Cover Up range produced from PVC- backed polyester which is 100% waterproof. Also on show is Bosmere’s Premier Breathable Cover range, designed to cover and protect the finest teak furniture.

S Brannan & Sons (Hall 13.2, Stand B18) is using the show to launch its traditional U tube style Maximum/Minimum Thermometer with an
environmentally friendly non-toxic filling. To help combat the growing concerns about environment issues, the new product is now available without mercury but is of equal quality and performance to the usual mercury filled Maximum/Minimum Thermometer. The new thermometer offers an easy to read scale, simple push button reset mechanism and low temperature capability, making it ideal for use in the garden, greenhouse or home.

Darwin Supply Company (Hall 13.2, Stand B14) is exhibiting the Darwin range of pottery and planters at Spoga for the first time. Italianate designs and all the latest materials such as polyresin, terrazzo, and creta bruna are displayed. The Darwin range is aimed at more progressive retailers wishing to offer an exclusive range.

Desch Plantpak (Hall 13.2, Stand B17) has product ranges including patio planters, composters, water butts, barrels and hanging baskets. Since last year’s show, Plantpak has appointed Bio Green as its new German distributor, and they are helping to man the British company’s stand to assist in enquiries from German retailing groups and independents.

Leisuregrow Products (Hall 12.2, Stands D28) is once again using Spoga as the launch pad for several new models that have been added to the company’s gas and charcoal barbecue ranges. The first of these is the Stainless Steel Phoenix, with side burner, and is shown alongside others from the Phoenix range. The Australian range is also exhibited and includes a new model with full wooden cabinet. Other barbecue ranges include the Beefmaster and the Sunny, which includes the Silver Triple Burner model. Completing Leisuregrow’s display is a full range of patio heaters.

Ninaclip (Hall 2.1, Stand E26) is showing a new diner-recliner chair for the first time. It has a generously proportioned seat and high back for extra comfort, and is ideal either for positioning around a patio table or for relaxing in one of its five reclining positions. The Ninasun Diner- Recliner also has the advantage of an easy-to-fit Ninasun cantilevered canopy that gives 90% protection from the sun’s harmful rays. The chair is weatherproof, enabling it to be left in the garden for the complete season.

P J Bridgman & Co (Hall 2.1, Stand F40/G41) has many new furniture products in a variety of different materials. New in teak are ‘Club’ armchairs, chairs, sunlounger and extending table. Added to the Tecknique range is a new recliner, and the ‘FSC Teak’ range has been extended by the introduction of a round table, lazy Susan, recliner, bench, folding armchair, folding chair and gate leg table. A completely new range, called Microcorys, comprises benches, partners seat and coffee table and is made from FSC timber from the eucalyptus family. New cast aluminum furniture is being shown plus new items added to the woven Sahara range.

Product Creations (Hall 12.2, Stand G11) is showing its electric IPX4 Space/Patio Heaters. Claimed to be one of the most efficient heater ranges of its type on the market, they have the same look and feel as gas models but use electricity instead of gas. The products are IP44 rated, making them safe to use in most conditions. PCL is also launching its new IPX4 ranges which include a new concept in table top cooking, a new electric floor standing barbecue with coals and three sizes of outdoor garden lighting using ultra bright LED’s.

Tansun (Hall 12.2, Stands G38/ H39) is launching an innovative range of quartz electric barbecues at Spoga this year. Internationally renowned for developing the world’s first quartz electric patio heater, Tansun has spent the last two years designing a range of barbecues to meet the varying needs of customers. The Tansun Quartz barbecues are available in a range of power options to suit different requirements and offer the convenience and flexibility of instant heat without losing any of the food’s flavor. Tansun is also showing its full range of gas barbecues.

Other exhibitors from Britain, many of whom will be announcing new products between now and the show opening include: Ailsa Wood Products (Hall 13.2, Stand C19) with its ranges of rustic tubs, wooden tubs and planters, galvanized zinc planters, gazebos and wishing wells, and wooden and resin water features. Toggi/ Finest Brands International (Hall 1.2, Stand B16a) with its collection of equestrian clothing, headwear and footwear, that it has been selling into the German market for the past 14 years; Yardmaster International/Delwyn Enterprises (Hall 13.2, Stand C16) – flat packed metal garden buildings; Barlow Tyrie (Hall 6.1, Stand E40) – teak and mixed
material outdoor furniture; BBQ Companion (Hall 12.2, Stand G19) – smoking wood chips for barbecues; Black Country Metal Works (Hall 13.2, Stand C17) – house name and number plaques, sundials and door knockers; Direct Designs (Hall 12.2, Stand G18/H19) – patio heaters, barbecues and outdoor lighting; Faversham Furniture/Nova Garden Furniture (Hall 8.1, Stand B40) – cast aluminium garden furniture and cushions; JFA (Hall 12.2, Stand D29) – electric outdoor heaters, portable cookers and accessories; The Afrika Trading Co (Hall 13.2, Stand C10/D11) – contemporary wrought iron sculptures; The Garden Communication & Media Co (Hall 13.2, Stand C14) – UK garden trade magazine and radio services.

For further information on the British exhibitors and Gardenex, the trade association which works in behalf of British companies to help its members increase sales worldwide, call +44 (0) 44 1959 565995 or fax: +44 (0) 1959 565885. E-mail: info@gardenex.com or visit the Gardenex Web site on www.gardenex.com

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