Product Sourcing & Custom Manufacturing

Manufacturing in China – without the risk!

Hornet Import and Export Group take the hassle and risk out of sourcing from China, so you get lower cost with no impact on quality.  Our services also save you time, so you can concentrate on other areas of your business.

We use our expertise in the sourcing process to help clients in sectors from mining and construction to wineries, fashion and retail.  Whether you want straightforward product sourcing or you have specific needs requiring custom manufacture, we follow a strict process to ensure you get want you want.

Our process includes specification, price negotiation, factory liaison, quality control and pre-shipment inspections.  For custom manufacture we also look after product development, testing and modification.  We take care of the detail, but consult with you on critical issues, so that you save time and keep control.

Items we source may be:

  • Components
  • Spare parts
  • Finished product
  • Custom packaging

With our own offices and staff in China, we are fully independent of Chinese manufacturers.  We investigate a number of China factories for each product.  Suppliers must meet our minimum standards in these areas.

  • Reliability
  • Ethical practices
  • Ability to produce high quality workmanship
  • Flexible and co-operative approach

We identify the most suitable partner for manufacturing in China, based on your specific criteria for product, quality and quantity.  The supplier selection process includes a factory audit to verify ‘in real life’.

Ongoing quality control is an essential part of managing risk when manufacturing in China.  We continue to act as your eyes and ears on the ground throughout this process.

Examples of custom manufacturing projects we have managed include:

  • Electronics
  • Homewares
  • Fabric
  • Toys
  • Packaging
  • Stationery
  • Building supplies
  • Bags
  • Pumps and machinery
  • Optical frames

IP Protection

Custom manufacturing in China may involve IP risks.  A few simple steps can minimise your IP risk.  Robust contracts and processes are also important.  Please read this post or ask us for more details.