Arras Construction Furniture OÜ is a company that delivers top quality wood – connectors and fasteners to DIY and industry customers in Europe. Both standard range and special requests. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? ARRAS CONSTRUCTION FURNITURE: Most of our customers are DIY companies or wholesalers / distributors who sell to DIY companies. The strategy is simple and effective: To offer a wide range (to supply our customers products which they previously had to purchase from 5-6 different suppliers);To keep a high delivery performance (average 98%), Top quality and certified items;To keep competitive prices by controlling the costs and continuously improving the product production cycle. E.E: What are the ranges of products? ARRAS CONSTRUCTION FURNITURE: Arras CF product range consists of angle brackets, furniture brackets, nail plates, joist hangers, barb connector plates, steel straps, post foots, screw poles, plastic items. E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products? ARRAS CONSTRUCTION FURNITURE: There are lots of new items coming out in 2021. These include space organizers, new types of shelf brackets, items in A2 and A4, new types of screw poles and threaded rods. The most innovative of these are of course A2 and A4. Also, exciting product group is the new space organizers. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? ARRAS CONSTRUCTION FURNITURE: Arras CF exports it´s product range into Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium, Italy. Regarding each market there is a lot of activity and demand for a supplier that can meet the expectations. Keeping the strategy is however not simple if exporting goods to destination that is far away. You either need a capable partner or subsidiary closer to the destination markets. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? ARRAS CONSTRUCTION FURNITURE: There are some market trends that are typical to most markets: consolidation of suppliers, demand for A2 and A4 items, faster lead time demand, more attention paid to the packing of goods, more EDI solutions. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? ARRAS CONSTRUCTION FURNITURE: We hear from our customers that product wise A2 and A4 are the ones that are most innovative and not a lot of producers offer these. Also brackets and post foots that have the adjustment possibilities. In regards to post foots that are meant for the ground we now offer screw in post foots and poles that go up to 1400mm in length. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021? ARRAS CONSTRUCTION FURNITURE: 2021 will definitely be an intriguing year – the high raw material and container freight cost. Rising costs of cardboard and plastic. It is to be expected that not all companies will come out of this safe and sound. Still, with the right actions taken at the right time it is still possible to continue the growth and development of companies and improvement of product range.