I remember June 2016, and I opened my email box as usual.
One of the emails was unique from Mr.Brain. He said, “I am from Indiana, helping my wife Kim find a reliable supplier. They need several basin waste applications in luxury high-end residential inside the bathroom drain. I see your website hofensanitary.com has a similar drain that seems more professional…”. and ask if we can make it.
First of all, Kevin checked the requirement carefully and called back and understood there needs these applications for the luxury house, classic decoration in a villa, and unique hotel decoration. It’s for highlighting the luxury features, So they need to customize a particular project with a one-stop solution.
As the applications are with the luxury house, we carefully check all the details from the customer’s pictures of these 2 basin waste, functions, specifications, salt spray demands, ORB colors, and Package.
We provide 2 options for them to choose from after 3 days.
Colors will be exact based on the color atlas and salt spray test with 72H. the UNF thread and Package are the same with these 3 options
- There is 3 drain stopper without overflow according to our existing models (1. click-clack drain stopper, 2 Grid basket strainer drain, 3.lift&turn drain stopper). The advantages are the same functions and saving the tooling cost.
- The 3 basin wastes that are precisely the same with customer’s models Explore all-new tooling of the drain stopper body and wash rubber. The advantage is without any risk and 100% same with customer’s requirement but will spend a high tooling cost of the mold.
We let our technical department make some draft drawings and documents for communications with customers many times, and we do an online tour of our factory with customers. And we quoted them with these 2 options; The drain stoppers are made from solid brass H59-1 with three times polishing and coating, they will approve the salt spray test after functional checking; These drain stoppers are with 36 months warranty.
The customer chose the exact copy ones with new tooling, so the customer dispatched original samples and package details to us one week later.
They are a few critical points. Because the thread of their drain is UNF from the United States, and the gasket EPDM is significantly thicker. The main thing is that the color is exceptional, oil-rubbed bronze. In the beginning, we consulted 11 plating factories just for the color, and only one of them could produce this color according to Brian’s inquiry. Then the rubber gasket and the body needed to be molded, but the setback came; the customer said he could not pay for the mold. After many communications, he finally agreed to pay for the mold only after the sample was tested and approved.
Finally, We agreed to open the new tooling mold for free and send samples; and bear the sample fee. There are 15 days of effort of Kevin and Sophia behind this. After more than 20 days, the samples were completed and looked good. QA&QC department checked it carefully and with three confirmations and approval. The samples were dispatched to Brian with confidence and expectation.
Time is flying; Mr. Brian said the sample passed the test but needed to add a manual according to their requirements. His wife did not want to increase the cost, which means we must afford the cost to cooperate, and then Kevin is actively promoting. Finally, We also agreed, and then Brian let Kim directly and Kevin docking.
Things did not go as smoothly as expected. Our initial order quantity was 1000 pieces each in our factory. But his wife-Mrs. Kim requested 500 pieces each only. Can you imagine the picture at that time?
The customer and Kevin did not want to give up on the project struggling for more than 5 months. Kevin took the initiative to call the customer to communicate thoughtfully once. After understanding the concerns of the first order, Hofen’s senior management finally accepted the customer’s request and order with Kevin’s efforts.
Since then, the official cooperation started, and before the mass production, Kevin sent 2 more free samples according to the color card to confirm; Kim was very happy.
This has been going on for more than 8 months. Kim thanked Kevin for his patience and meticulousness, and professionalism of the technical and quality control departments and promised the idea of long-term cooperation during a video conference. Hofen drain also expressed that customer satisfaction is the first guideline, will help customers expand the market together and give continuous help to maximize the benefits of customers.
Kevin took the initiative to send a third-party inspection report before shipment, which finally won Kim’s trust, and the cooperation has been smooth since then. The orders are growing steadily, which is very grateful to us at Hofen drain.
The oil-rubbed bronze drain stopper is a high-end product becoming more and more popular in the USA. Our company, Hofen Sanitary, has been working hard to develop this product and we are proud to say that it is now available to our customers in the USA. Regarding high-quality basin waste; The threaded connection on the body of the drain stopper ensures a tight seal and prevents leaks. The rubber gasket on the top of the drain stopper creates a waterproof seal and prevents water from seeping into the wall or flooring around the sink. The oil-rubbed bronze finish on this drain stopper is unique and adds a touch of luxury to any bathroom. This drain stopper also features a built-in overflow hole that allows excess water to escape without overflowing the sink.
The oil-rubbed bronze drain stopper is a high-quality product that is sure to impress your customers. Our team at Hofen Sanitary has put in a lot of hard work to develop this product, and we are confident that it will meet your expectations. We guarantee that you will be satisfied with the quality and performance of our oil-rubbed bronze drain stopper. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to help you in any way we can. Thanks for choosing Hofen Sanitary!
To produce an oil rubbed bronze finish that would meet our customers’ exacting standards in the USA and Europe, we at Hofen Sanitary put a lot of hard work into developing this product. We are proud to say that our oil-rubbed bronze drain stopper is now available to our customers in the USA.
The threaded connection on the body of the drain stopper ensures a tight seal and prevents leaks. The rubber gasket on the top of the drain stopper creates a waterproof seal and prevents water from seeping into the wall or flooring around the sink. This drain stopper also features a built-in overflow hole that allows excess water to escape without overflowing the sink.
The oil-rubbed bronze finish on this drain stopper is unique and adds a touch of luxury to any bathroom. Thanks for choosing Hofen Sanitary
If you’re looking for an oil-rubbed bronze drain stopper, then look no further than our manufacturer. We carry a wide variety of styles and sizes to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your needs. Plus, our products are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Final, we got the OEM order with some reasons as below;
- We have more than 15 years of experience and know what kinds of problems quickly happen. It’s not eye appeal of basin waste if displayed with washbasin and faucet together, and basin waste system is very important of plumbing drainage in house and commercial applications
- We advise you use brass or stainless steel 304 basin waste instead of a plastic drain stopper. Sure, it’s cheaper than PVC, PP, or ABS drain waste, but it’s easily damaged and clogged. Then, a new replacement has to be purchased, then the energy and cost are much more expensive than buying a quality basin waste in the beginning.
- We can manufacture the 100% copy from the customer’s requirements, dimensions, colors, functional, features, package and salt spray test, specifications papers. And we can provide an inspection report as the 3rd party does.
- One-stop solution including container booking, many items mix one container with many items together, Customs requirements of various countries are different. Door-to-door service and the economic cost for our customers. Furthermore, Hofen drain’s team is very professional and patient, and very careful at work.
- The basin waste is hot sales in the North-American market, and it’s sold out 120,000units. There are applications in hotels, houses, commercial washbasins, and apartments. There is an original brand with solid brass. There are some points different with a poor quality drain stopper
- The colors easy discolored of poor quality one
- There can not approve the salt spray test of the poor quality
- The bad one is made from Recycled brass instead of premium brass raw materials.
- The standard thread and dimensions are not exactly matched.
- Standard color box with strong and can approve the drop test, but the bad one has not reached the request.
So you can choose the stopper if you like our basin waste.