The Great Recession in 2007 to 2010 was very sad but good news for Retro Europe.
Whilst the economy slowed Retro Europe thrived for two reasons;
The great recession in 2006 was easy to forecast for anyone that survived the recession of the late 1980.s.
Retro Europe anticipated the slow down in the economy and prepared in advance.
Many of our competitors were forced to close and with less competition, we increased our market share.
The great recession in 2006 – 2010 forced a leaner and more efficient ”Design and Manufacture” strategy for Retro Europe.
Retro Europe needed a more radical approach to the design and manufacture of their ‘Own Label Designer Furniture’.
As a leading online supplier of modern designer furniture in Europe, we invested in our Own- Label Designs [OLD] and the Retro Europe Production System (REPS) process of rapid design and manufacture.
The results are now;
A new innovative designer chair or sofa can be designed, manufactured and online for sale in a few weeks.
New Designer Furniture; A smooth, even flow of own label designer furniture from Retro Europe.
Established in 1975 Retro Europe are a family owned Spanish Company synonymous with Continuous Improvement.
What makes Retro Europe successful is our smooth, even flow of own-label designer furniture manufactured to a high level at an affordable price.
As an online seller, we have minimal operational costs and these savings are passed onto our clients.
As designers we are able to stay at the cutting edge of the market’s demand, more often setting new trends with our advanced and original designs.
As a manufacturer, we do not have an excess inventory of dead stock cluttering our facility and we address any problem in advance swiftly.
Orders are fulfilled from our huge stock at our Central EU Distribution Centre.
Implementing these ideas and objectives results in meaningful gains in productivity and lower costs, which we pass onto our clients with low prices of our own-label designer quality furniture.
Continuous Improvement Design and Manufacture at Retro Europe.
The Continuous Improvement Design and Manufacture system works for us at Retro Europe.
Discerning buyers purchase online at retroeurope.com high-quality better-designed furniture with our more affordable pricing policy.
Retro Europe will continue to manufacture higher quality modern designer furniture reliably and efficiently and ensure great customer satisfaction levels of excellence.
That’s how our idea introduced at a time of crisis and recession became our new standard to make us a leading European Designer and Manufacturer.
Our Rapid Expansion is due to the successful adoption of the Retro Europe Own- Label Designs [OLD] and the Retro Europe Production System (REPS) process manufacture.
On the third Wednesday of every month the Retro Europe Family Team have a morning meeting.
Each family member has responsibility for their own department; Administration, Sales, Logistics, Design and Manufacture.
Each family member reviews what has happened in the previous month and decisions are made to see where any improvements can be made.
This internalised system maintains our core values as a professional and credible company with 50 years experience of retailing.
We have the foundation of a high-performing operation built and refined over our 50-year history.