Many customers come to Atelei's offices with the idea of manufacturing a product and lowering the costs of it (in order to maximize the profits?) manufacturing in China.
That's when they take what we call...
"The Chinese Discourse"
China is a very large country with an immense business network and it is true that in recent years it has become the world's factory. But there is something that is important to understand and that is the following: China may not be the most appropriate factory for all customers.
And why isn't it for everyone?
For different reasons that we will try to list below:
We can only lower the cost of our product in a matter of components, when the Chinese manufacturer, it will mount in several products of different clients the same reference (it obtains a better price in a purchase by volume)... but this also happens in Europe!
So...How can some products be so cheap?
For the simple reason that what many manufacturers do, is to mount Chinese versions of the homologated components. And what's the problem? It's a very simple thing: Las Certifications. Not all components comply with the rules of hazardous substances or have the approval required to be mounted on products that are to be sold in the European Economic Area. This is not to say that they are bad or that they will fail, but that the weight of the certification, falls on the client, that at the end is responsible for complying with current regulations. This means that saving in manufacturing costs, it is lost in the costs of the laboratory tests necessary to approve the components.
Does this mean that it is better not to manufacture in China? The answer is: it depends. At the beginning of this post we said: "China may not be the most appropriate factory for all customers... " But...Yes for some of them. And what are these? They are those who manufacture in large quantities, a product that has been tested deeply and also have the help of a company that is responsible for ensuring that the product complies with manufacturing quality standards and autotest processes set from the very beginning (in this case, a service offered by Atelei).
In the rest of the cases, the benefit often does not compensate for the risk of a problematic manufacturing order.
We do not want to end without first highlighting that China is a giant in which there are all kinds of companies manufacturers: excellent, medium and those with which never we would work. And obviously, it is necessary to have experience in order to face manufacturing in a country that is so far from our shores.
In Atelei, we have fought countless battles and our job is to make our clients sleep peacefully. If you want us to manage your manufacturing, we are your best ally.