IOTA can offer custom planters in the Manhattan range. Manufacturing is done in China so lead times are approx. 90 days. For each different shape a new mould needs to be created and moulds cost about three times the price of the planter. The existing moulds can’t be adjusted so even a very small change in length, height or width requires a brand new mould to be manufactured.
Because of these restrictions we can only be cost effective for large orders of over 12 cubic meters of planters with no more than 2 different shapes. Ideally we do projects that require a full shipping container, about 30 cum. Then we can have them delivered to your site. This is the quickest and the cheapest.
Our factory in China have been making fibreglass and GRC for over 2 decades. They are very experienced, however, we are dealing with a factory in a completely different culture and language. While they can make beautiful planters in our standard shapes and sizes, we have had problems with very unique designs that include cut outs or curves to fit the existing structures. For this reason we don’t take on projects where the designs are too detailed or require tolerances less than 20mm.
Our payment terms are 40% on order – the 90 days starts once we receive the initial deposit and the factory will start making the moulds and buy materials for the planters. This payment is non-refundable.
Once manufacturing is complete at about 50 days we take photos of the planters and send them to you. At this stage we require 50% payment of the order. Once this is paid the planters are packaged in bubble wrap, cardboard, and loaded in the shipping container for it’s journey to Australia.
The final 10% is due within 7 days of receiving the planters.