Founded in 1998, FOMAX is a family business that has succeeded in making its mark to become one of the leader groups in the import and export of decoration products, home furnishings, tableware, bazaar, toys and seasonal products.
FOMAX started with a showroom of 80m² and a warehouse of 800m², its solid development led it in 2005 to acquire a warehouse of more than 20,000m² where it is able to stock increasingly high volumes.
Subsequently, FOMAX moved to Le Bourget in 2009 offering its clients a showroom of 3,000m² containing 8,000 references.
More recently, in 2011, FOMAX opened a new warehouse measuring more than 15,000m², providing it with sizeable additional storage area.
Over the years, FOMAX has succeeded in organizing and structuring itself to better meet its clients’ needs.
Depending on your requirements, FOMAX can offer you different types of sales;
- Sale from stock: the majority of our products are in stock which means optimal responsiveness in delivery.
- Pre-sale: we offer our seasonal ranges as well as certain decorative ranges at pre-sale in order to obtain the best rates and meet delivery dates.
- Catalogue: we develop “turnkey” catalogues. We can also work on catalogue customizations at request.
- Direct import: depending on your order quantities, we can also offer you direct import orders. For this reason, FOMAX holds trading status.
Our sales department is organized by sector to individualize client relationships and better track orders and deliveries.
The sales team is at your disposal if you need information on our products. You can also contact us to make an appointment and visit our showroom.
Bolstered by our experience and our network of professionals, our purchasing department is always looking for novelties and innovative products. We offer our clients comprehensive product ranges, negotiate rates to maintain high competitiveness and regularly refresh collections.
To achieve these aims, we often go directly to the source, visiting factories and meeting with suppliers. Almost half of the department’s time is devoted to attending fairs around the world to ensure we remain at the cutting edge and are able to source brand new items and negotiate prices.
The purchasing department is made up of buyers and product managers who are specialised in each sector. This leads to more accurate product sourcing in terms of cost and quality.
Our marketing department is one of our main strengths. It is able to offer you aesthetic product packaging while preserving a graphical consistency for each range.
In this way, we can develop our in-house brands, logos and graphic charts and evolve them according to trends.
All catalogues offered to our clients are created internally allowing us to be highly response, especially as regards customization.
The marketing department is also responsible for all the product and design creations which are produced in close collaboration with the purchasing department. It also establishes trend boards to offer new ranges and appeal to as many tastes as possible.
FOMAX is committed to offering its clients the best quality/price ratio while maintaining the safety requirements for each product. This is why the quality department was created in 2010. Its main purpose is to ensure the safety of imported products.
To do this, the quality department is oriented towards transversal missions that act on all levels;
At product referencingsourcing of suppliers in partnership with the purchasing department, collection reviews…
At orderingspecifications development, technical documentation collection, test reports, drafting of standard markings…
At loading: implementation of checks before loading the most sensitive products (sampling of our production with dispatch of samples to mandated laboratories), bringing into conformity…
To be in line with regulation, the quality department works in partnership with accredited laboratories for each of the specific areas of expertise.
The testing protocols performed before loading are carried out on a case by case basis meaning each individual product can be monitored.
We are also a member of four standards committees, which are:
- AFNOR S51C Toys
- BNBA AF019 Outdoor furniture
- BNBA AF043 General furnishings
- BNBA AF048 Home furnishings
In addition, we actively contribute to the monitoring of European works in the areas concerned.
As members, we work closely with suppliers, customs and anti-fraud administrations, laboratories and other interested parties.
We have made these various choices to better serve our clients by ensuring a permanent regulatory monitoring of the referenced products.
To ensure quick deliveries and continuous supplies, FOMAX has two logistics platforms totalling more than 35,000m².
These are managed by computer hardware specially designed for effective and efficient logistics, equipped with WiFi technology.
Information is exchanged directly between the showroom and the warehouses.