Who are we?

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History

  • 1845
    Establishment of a trading company specialising in wine cellar articles. The company was acquired by Henri DEFFRENNES in 1896, and still belongs to the same family today.
  • 1965
    First trip to Hong Kong, start of import activity from Asia.
  • 1968
    First trip to People's Republic of China, first direct basketry imports (over 40 years ago now).
  • More than 900 product lines in basketry and gift items. 36000 m3 of storage and a large showroom just a stone's throw from Lille-Lesquin Airport. Nearly 4 million articles sold every year, but still with a human touch when it comes to listening to and serving our customers.
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Importing

There's more to importing than meets the eye. You have to monitor the whole value chain: Deffrennes frères, the packaging specialist for packaging companies

  • development of models
  • routing at optimal price
  • selection of partners
  • quality control on arrival
  • quality control on site
  • extensive storage for rapid response
  • monitoring of manufacturing details

Over 40 years' experience in the sector ...

... the hundreds of trips we have made to the Far East ...
... the thousands of hours we have spent negotiating with suppliers ...

have brought us an expertise in these areas which is rare.

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