Sourcing from China


  Located in Tianjin, our China office is in the heart of one of China's most important industrial and financial hubs.

Located in Tianjin, our China office is in the heart of one of China's most important industrial and financial hubs.

 

We provide a wide array of sourcing services including engineering, quality assurance and control, procurement, logistics, finance, and market intelligence. Our guidance and expertise have helped many of our partners lower their purchasing and manufacturing costs as well as simplify their supply chain. Our goal is to offload the distractions inherent in sourcing from China, and enable our clients to focus on what they do best. 

We have extensive experience in identifying qualified suppliers — establishing their stability, running legal and ethical background checks, and verifying their designations (ISO, CSA, etc.). We regularly negotiate on behalf of our clients, expertly navigating the many nuances of Chinese culture.

Our commitment to our clients extends beyond simply identifying vendors; we have quality assurance and engineering teams established China, working diligently on their behalf. We work tirelessly to ensure that the goods you require meet you exact standards. We also actively seek out methods to improve the manufacturing process, even offering valuable insight into product design when required.

We stand behind our commitment to working transparently on our clients' behalf. Our non-compete agreements ensure that we're focussed on mutual success. With more than two decades of experience, and a proven track record, we're confident in our ability to help anyone improve their business.


Sourcing Services

QA, QC, and Engineering
We are dedicated to continually evaluating and improving our clients' manufacturing efforts. Our team is trained to the highest standards to ensure the highest quality products are being produced in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Fully ISO 9001 compliant, with four masters-level engineers on staff, our team provides comprehensive coverage of the manufacturing process. From supplier evaluation through engineering design and quality control inspections, we operate efficiently, and with complete transparency. 

Certifications

  • ISO 9001:2008 (download certificate)
  • ISO/TS 16949:2009
  • PMP (Project Management Professional)
  • Process auditor to VDA6.3
  • OHSAS 18001
  • Registered certified quality engineers

Procurement
We maintain a live supplier list for all industries, and perform on-going negotiations on behalf of clients to ensure they're purchasing at the lowest price possible.

We continuously research market pricing for all of our product inputs in order to ensure the price our clients are paying reflects the latest market numbers, and we provide that information to our clients in a completely transparent form.

In addition — due to our uniquely close relationships with our clients, and our deep understanding of their businesses — we're always searching for further opportunities to streamline their supply chain. A great example is the joint venture we entered into with IPC in order to improve the manufacturing process of ShawCore's Flexpipe fittings.

Finance
Our in-house accounting team handles cash flow and company assets, financial reporting, tax preparation and management, currency exchange, and legal reporting to the government. We have over a decade of experience managing all of the complications of import and export, and ensuring that we are fully compliant with international laws and regulations.

Certifications

  • Intermediate accountant
  • Certificate of accounting professional

Logistics
We research and negotiate with a variety of shippers on behalf of our clients to find the fastest, most cost effective transportation of their goods.

We're able to work with bulk, full container, or LCL shipments, and in addition to port delivery, we can also arrange inland shipping.

Our extensive experience allows us to plan around port closures and holidays, as well as adapt to unexpected complications, such as extreme weather.