Import Services

Import direct from China with Hornet

Our expertise in sourcing, quality control and import makes it easy for you.

Choose between a complete end-to-end solution to source and import from China, or service tailored to your specific needs.

Hornet Import and Export Group clients include companies who want to import direct from China for the first time, as well as those with more experience. We can manage the entire process for you, or help with a specific area such as factory selection, quality control or logistics.

Hornet Group save clients an average of 50 hours of work time per sourcing project.

What could you do with another week of time at work?

Hornet’s import services include:

Product Sourcing and Custom Manufacturing

Whether you want a standard item or something custom to you, the Hornet team will find the most suitable manufacturer for your requirements.  We assess factors including volume, quality standards, timelines, cost and levels of customisation, so you can get what you need direct from China.

The Hornet team also supervise the manufacturing process from start to finish, working closely with the chosen supplier to ensure specifications are met. Our services include:

  • Product sourcing
  • Partner search
  • Price negotiation and factory liaison
  • Manufacture management
  • Product development, testing and modification
  • Import advice
  • Translation service

Factory Audits and Product Quality Assurance Check

We can conduct the complete factory selection process for you.

Alternatively, if you already have a  preferred supplier, you may just want a factory audit before making a final commitment.  With local staff on the ground in China, we are well positioned to do this for you.  So you can import from China direct, but without needing to visit yourself.

Our services include:

  • Standard factory legitimacy and registration audits
  • Manufacturing checks
  • Social audits
  • Environmental audits
  • Management audits

Hornet can continue to represent you in China while manufacture is in progress.  Our quality control services include:

  • Quality control testing
  • Pre-shipment inspections

With detailed reports, including photographs where appropriate, you can be sure the product you import is of acceptable standard before final payment.  You minimise the risk involved in importing products from China, without the cost of multiple international trips to supervise at every stage.

Factory Guide and Purchasing Tour Service

Purchase goods for your company direct from Chinese factories with ease and confidence, guided by our expert team who understand the needs of importers.

Our services include:

  • Guided tours of Yiwu Wholesale Market City
  • Translation and negotiation
  • Quality checks
  • Stock consolidation

Logistics and Warehousing

Importing goods from China is reliable and cost effective with Hornet’s logistics and warehousing services.  With Hornet Import and Export Group, shipping from China becomes simple.

Our services include:

  • Organisation of mixed container loads
  • Stock consolidation
  • Freight forwarding
  • Customs brokerage
  • Legislation management and clearance paperwork