Is the real question:

Can you afford NOT to be manufacturing in China?
“The 19th century belonged to England, the 20th century belonged to the U.S., and the 21st century belongs to China. Invest accordingly“.
Warren Buffett, legendary investor

In today’s global market, whoever can supply or manufacture products better, cheaper and faster, succeeds. Every country in the world is now competing for business and China has become the manufacturing capital of the world. For most companies the cheap and vast labour pool is its most attractive feature; but this is not the only benefit of utilising Chinese services.

Just some of the benefits from manufacturing in China:

  • Reduced overall product costs through direct labour and material costs
  • Reduced capital expenditure and overhead costs
  • Access to highly trained engineering and management personnel
  • World class manufacturing technologies and full capabilities
  • Economies of scale
  • Fast turnaround of low cost tooling and fixtures
  • Reduced warehousing costs
  • Simplified supply chain logistics and service

In addition, the government encourages foreign investment by putting in place policies and infrastructure conducive for foreign companies.

Traditionally China services offer manufacturing and
product supply 30-50% cheaper.

Almost any manufactured item can be sourced in China with the most savings seen in products with high labour content, raw material content and relatively low transportation costs.

However, with the benefits of China come the challenges. Manufacturing offshore can be a difficult process as the local business trading conditions differ greatly from the way we operate in New Zealand. While China is becoming modernised, China’s business goal is not necessarily to become westernized. China is proud of its long cultural heritage and Chinese business traditions must be understood and respected in order to be successful in your endeavours.

Linkeight is founded on over 30 years of experience manufacturing for international trade for both exporting and importing. Furthermore, we bring 15 years of experience on the ground in China and specialise in mitigating the risks associations with the legal, cultural and logistical complications that inevitably arise, causing businesses to stumble. We make sure companies are not seriously jeopardised nor experience months of recovery when a manufacturing or sourcing decision with China was unsuccessful.

The Linkeight team is both knowledgeable and well-positions to meet you Chinese service requirements. With offices in New Zealand and Shanghai we are in the unique position of always having someone on the ground in both places, for faster more accurate communication and engagement.

“Manufacturing and Sourcing in China requires knowledge, persistence and commitment
– but it’s worth it to do it right”

So, if your employing a bit of that old Kiwi ingenuity, Let us talk the heat while you make the gains… and if you have a new or existing venture you would like to take global… Lets talk.