LIFE’S HARD FOR START UPS
If you’re new to manufacturing in China, or if you’re a start up with an awesome concept or prototype to bring into production, we can help make your ‘Made in China’ experience a success.
Manufacturing in China is cheap and you can get anything made there, but it’s not easy. We’ve seen many start ups fail because suppliers wanted large Minimum Order Quantities, charged too much for prototypes, or were simply unwilling to make the product as they didn’t believe in its business potential. We’ve seen many start ups go bankrupt because of poor quality products, time delays, and their inexperience in manufacturing processes, Chinese suppliers, and Chinese culture.
No matter how much research you do, and no matter how many supplier reviews or client testimonials you read, you’ll never really know until you’ve paid the money – and then it’s too late.
WHAT WE OFFER
AMREP China has a proud history of helping start ups transform their inventions into successful market products. As a company which has been part of every major development in technology innovation, we love working with companies and people who’re looking to push the boundaries even further.
Here are some of the things we can help you with. You can choose the level of support you require, from just advice on how to deal with difficult suppliers to us managing the entire supplier relationship and product process for you.
- Identifying suitable suppliers
- Ways to deal with difficult suppliers
- Design optimisation for manufacturing
- Preparing specifcations and technical documents for suppliers
- Communicating your requirements to your suppliers
- Supplier relationship management
- Production management
- Language support
When Pure Digital started producing its best-selling Flip Camera in China, it encountered a number of challenges in working with its Chinese suppliers. AMREP China provided Core Quality and Supplier Production Teams to work with the suppliers from the first production prototype runoffs to continuous mass production. Our teams were also fully engaged in sorting out suppliers’ confusion over implementing design changes and technical specifications, hence creating a production feedback loop for Pure Digital. We continued this function right through CISCO’s takeover of the company.