IDC China provides European design, engineering and new product development expertise coupled with the advantage of on the ground support for manufacturing in China. IDC was the first British product development consultancy in Shanghai, and IDC China, like its British counterpart, has already gained a reputation for award-winning product design.
Working in China for Western, Chinese and Multi-national clients, we are a trusted partner, designing products for manufacture in China and for commercial success both in China and overseas markets.
The growth of China as a manufacturing power house and increasingly as one of the world’s largest and fastest growing consumption markets will become an ever more important factor in the success of businesses over the next ten years.
We understand that many companies new to China need assistance adapting to these changes and taking advantage of China’s enormous opportunities. Whilst companies already working in China often struggle to find trusted, high quality, on the ground support in China.
Manufacturing your products in China can offer dramatic cost savings and the ability to rapidly scale up production. However, finding suppliers, setting up production and verifying quality, can be time consuming, expensive and risky. Failure to find the right partner and failure to properly adapt your design to suit the manufacturer are two of the most common problems encountered. On top of that are concerns about confidentiality and IP protection.
IDC China offers a full design, sourcing and manufacturing process to remove time delays, while reducing costs and risks associated with setting up a Chinese manufacturing supply chain remotely. As a UK owned and managed business, we also understand the importance of looking after your IP.
Our local staff in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong can identify and audit suppliers, as well as assist with the negotiation of prices and delivery schedules. Once the order is placed, our China team will chase progress, validate moulding tools and check initial production. Our engineers can communicate directly with the production engineers to ensure smooth manufacture and production.
Flying senior staff backwards and forward to China is expensive, diverts resources and is no guarantee of success when faced with the cultural and language difficulties of China.
When it comes to manufacturing in China, we can help with:
To hear more about how IDC can help your company in China, contact our UK or China office.