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IBC: A Matchmaking Service for Musical Instrument Designers and Global Manufacturers

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8th Nov 2022

IBC – International Business Centre, is a global business who provide a matchmaking service between musical instrument designers and global manufacturers. 

IBC helps Musical Instrument companies source reputable factories that are capable of manufacturing high-quality musical instruments that meet the expectations of their product specifications. 

They also provide an international sales and marketing service, sharing in their global network connections and providing globalised solutions that helps businesses expand their reach, penetrating new markets. 

With over 30 years experience of trading and manufacturing on a global scale, they are the partners you need in order to grow your business on an international scale. 

99.5% of IBC Business is Export 


IBC is dominating the global market as 99.5% of their business is export. They are leading the way in globalising business and maintaining long lasting, professional international partnerships. 

This is what gives them that unique proposition for their clients, as they share their own knowledge and experience of trading and manufacturing on a global scale. They have mastered international trading themselves and now they help other businesses to do the same. 

IBC Expands their International Offices


IBC is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland but their reach and influence extends beyond Emerald Isle. As an established international business, IBC has heavily invested in developing their international base across the U.K. and Asia. 

Recent projects have been established in: 

  • China
  • Korea
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam

This allows IBC to maintain international networks and provide their clients with on the ground supervision of their products manufacturing journey. As an independent partner, they are completely separate from the manufacturers they work with, enabling honest communication with their clients best interests at heart. 

IBC International Services


IBC offers clients three different services, providing them with expert support in the initial development phases, right through to strategic sales planning and assistance with international marketing strategies. 

The three services IBC provides include: 

International sourcing


IBC meets with clients to discuss their musical instrument specifications and requirements. They then match their client with a suitable manufacturing company, who can provide high-quality results of their desired product. 

Due to the breadth of IBC, they are usually able to monitor the products’ manufacturing process on a ground level. Their international offices with multilingual staff also removes potential language barriers and improves the overall communication process. 

IBC has cultivated long standing relationships with professional and reputable manufacturers. They know who to recommend and how to best manage the manufacturing journey. 

IBC also handles all communication with the manufacturer, working on behalf of their clients. They enforce quality control processes to ensure a high standard of consistency between products. As an independent partner from the manufacturers, IBC is impartial when it comes to performing quality control. 

If you would like to hear more about IBC and their international manufacturing sourcing services, you can do so here. 

International sales


As industry experts in exporting international products, IBC is keen to share their expertise with companies who are seeking to enter new global markets. They help clients devise concrete sales strategies in order to get the best Return On Investment for their musical instrument product.

IBC helps their clients plan their route to the international market and consider whether they will be selling to distributors, dealers or directly to consumers. They have extensive knowledge surrounding these distribution methods and are best able to advise you on the most appropriate tactic for your business. 

When planning an international sales strategy, it is also worthy to take note of the differences between international markets and cultural trends. With over 30 years experience of trading globally, IBC is in a great position to guide a novice or experienced business through the process. 

If you would like to hear more about IBC international sales solutions, you can do so here. 

International marketing 


IBC also provides its clients with international marketing services. They help businesses conduct relevant market research, build their brand image and even decide on which international marketing channels to pursue. 

IBC is in a unique position, as established global traders, they have a wealth of knowledge and experience that is extremely useful for businesses seeking to go global. They are able to 

advise businesses on markets that are profitable and worth penetrating. With their guidance and support, businesses have a strong opportunity to break into the international market.   

If you would like to hear more about IBC international marketing strategies, you can do so here. 

IBC professional memberships


IBC is a business dedicated to maintaining their reputation as professional industry experts. They consistently seek to share in best practice, make new connections and contribute to their industry expertise.

They are proud members of various professional bodies including: 

  • The Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • The Institute of Directors
  • The Belfast Chambers of Commerce
  • The Federation of Small Business
  • The National Association of Music Merchants
  • The Music Industry Association

IBC expands into new markets


Although IBC is primarily based in the Musical Instrument industry, they are expanding into other markets. Due to their wide range of international connections, they are able to bring global manufacturing services and international sales solutions to an array of different industries. 

International business solutions from IBC


IBC has a track record in helping businesses reach and penetrate the international market with high-quality musical instruments. They have over 30 years of experience doing so, and they have successfully helped produce and market a range of musical instruments including: 

  • Keyboards
  • Electric guitars
  • Acoustic guitars 
  • Ukuleles
  • Drums
  • Pianos 
  • Tuners
  • Stands
  • Instrument cases
  • Gig bags 

Whatever your idea for a musical instrument is, IBC can help make that a profitable reality. Their international connections and networks are something that has taken years to cultivate and as a successful international business, they are in a unique position to help other businesses achieve the same success. 

Whether its product design, manufacturing services, international sales or marketing strategies, IBC can assist with professional expertise. If you would like to arrange a consultation with IBC, you can get in touch with them here.