Manufacture products in China quick and easy.
Manufacturing a new product in China can be done with ease and lots of fun. I have gone to China quite a few times helping companies source tooling, retail products, automotive components, and products made in China, but most importantly I have developed an extensive network of "quality first" supplier sources
. This website contains a series of answers to many questions that may help you though the process of How to manufacture a product in China. The purpose of this website/ blog is to get your product, idea or invention manufactured with minimal hassle and low cost.
Sourcing products in China
Let me first start of by telling a bit about myself. I lived in China in the early 2000's sourcing products in China. After 12 years of working for my family's manufacturing company in Cleveland, Ohio, I became a journeyman tool and die maker, building and repairing metal stamping tools for the major automotive manufacturers. We supplied all the major automakers with tooling, progressive dies, metal stampings and heavy metal fabrications. I learned everything related to the manufacturing equipment, management and the process of identifying top quality sources from the automakers, as they are experts with sourcing to their suppliers. I applied this knowledge, and moved to China to help new clients from my website.
How to vet a factory in China
While living in China, I set up a small office to vet local factories in Fujian province. I hired 2-3 people that assisted me with data entry and setting up visits. I had a lot of work to quote on at that time, so I would send the drawings to the factories in our database and invite them to meet with myself and my team, this then lead into visiting the factory and documenting equipment. This process took me to many cities throughout China learning about the areas that specialized manufacturing processes, products or even materials. Fujian province is typically considered outside the "major manufacturing hubs" in China, which include Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces, but what I quickly realized was that the cost of living was much lower in Fujian province therefore the cost of labor was as well. During that time I toured many plastic injection mold companies in China, which sometimes included CNC factories, casting factories and PCB factories as well.
Why clients choose Manufacturing China
Finding the best supplier in China can be time consuming and fustrating if you do not have the experience or network to move things along.
We created a package of services that are flexible to our clients needs.
Our core services include..
- 3D product design
- Project managment
- Product development
- Design & engineering
- Package design
- Production of retail packaging
- Supplier verification
- Container fulfillment
- Strategic sourcing
- Production manufacturing
- Drop shipping from China.
Our core customers are inventors and small to medium enterprises that do not have the luxury of time to visit China, develop manufacturing sources or deal with quality control issues. Some of our clients also lack specific experience with the complexities of manufacturing. So they select us to assist though the process.
If you previously worked with other suppliers in China, and still wish to work with them, we offer services to assist in that as well. For example, if you already found sources on Alibaba, Globalsources, Panjiva we can work with those suppliers and create blueprints with tolerances so that the factory is held to a standard set by you.
Some of our past clients include inventors, Mark Cuban companies, Daymond John Academy, Office Max, Staples, Office Depot and small family owned businesses.
Our job is to build a working relationship with the manufacturers in China, create specfications for the manufacturers work through quality issues from China. This is why we started our company to help clients get to market as fast and accurate with the lowest costs possible. We have a small team in China to deal with issues that come up from time to time.
With 20 years in China sourcing for global clients, we have a very high success delivering products to clients seamlessly with low cost and high quality.
All of our clients have businesses to run, and a small problem can develop into loss of sales, returns or the loss of a client. Our experience in the business allows us to create plan to ensure that this does not happen.
Experts in Manufacturing
We are experts in China tooling & China manufacturing processes. We also spend a lot of time vetting and curating new suppliers to determine manufacturing and quality capabilities. We do this in partnership with a small team of 2-3 people in every major city in China. Our team will go to the physical location and document equipment, workforce, organization structure and building size.
Many manufacturers in China that we vet from time to time, have a narrow set of capablities that may raise costs on manufacturing a product, as the factory will have to source things to other factories and mark it up up to 50%. To minimize that impact, we developed a process to source to the most efficient dedicated to a specific manufacturing process, and assemble in-house to keep costs to the minimum.
This process also works well to keep intellectual property away from a single supplier that manufactures similar items, and may see it as an opportunity to remarket it on the major B2B marketplaces. All B2B marketplaces remain a constant irritation to those that are concerned about copycat manufacturing companies in China because it gives would be copycats a place to market those products to global buyers.
Product Development in China
Most of our product development is done with our core team of engineering, designers, and prototyping partners in China and Singapore. We have 3D CAD engineers, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, cnc machining, laser cutting and sheetmetal fabrication partners. We have developed pretty much every kind of product from custom electronic assemblies, heavy castings, small to large plastic products, retail consumer goods, fitness equipment, sewing custom products, composites, and plastic assemblies.
We arrange trips to China for purpose of manufacturing your goods or products. Typically we will pick you up at the airport, and take you to the factory which can last 2-7 days depending on requirements. We offer daily services, to make sure you get the product you want. We do this without the hassle of visiting factories, that are not capable of manufacturing your products. It is highly recommended to use this service if you plan to come to China. This will ensure your time is productive when you visit.
Exchange Rates RMB to USD
The Chinese dollar is weaker than the USD over the last year. The trend of a weaker RMB means, your products coming in from China will offset potential duties. If you want to import from China you should pay attention to this. Keep track of the USD to Chinese Yuan here