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Everything You Should Know About China Prototype Manufacturing

By Jesus David Cano Romano
December 13, 2017
China Prototype Manufacturing


The Chinese manufacturing and goods export strategies and practices are questioned around the world for all the wrong reasons – the truth is that Chinese manufacturers produce goods that conform to your provided specifications down to the last dot. When this market is so heavily misunderstood, how can you trust your prototype manufacturing to be done properly in China? The manufacturers in this country can actually break all the myths you have about them. Here is everything you need to know about China prototype manufacturing.

Chinese manufacturers can be flexible on costs

While most would say that Chinese manufacturers are essentially low cost, it is not true. Even the biggest of brands across all industries get all their production done from China, and it is not cheap. The truth is that Chinese manufacturers can flexibly cater to your budgets – which is a great benefit to have while manufacturing a prototype. You already are spending loads on research, development and error corrections, and you want to save somewhere. Set out a moderate expense for prototypes and outsource it to China.

Chinese manufacturers are more responsive

Believe it or not, Chinese manufacturers are actually more willing and ready to take up work and follow-through on it than your native manufacturers. The Chinese market is flexible and caters to all ranges of costs, meaning, you will always find someone willing to take up production for the budget and volume you have. This is especially beneficial for your prototyping requirements when you are a small or a medium sized enterprise. The fact that your production volume falls below a certain threshold may get you rejected by local prototyping companies, but you will find someone willing to do it in China.

Chinese manufacturers know how to replicate

…and that is true. While it is illegal to rip designs off of your competitors, you can still adopt successful elements individually and add your own innovations to them. As an example, if you like the dimensions and fit of a tee of a particular brand, you can ask your Chinese manufacturer to replicate these aspects ONLY and have all other elements as per your company’s design while developing and manufacturing the prototype. This gives you a better chance at nailing the right design quickly.

Chinese manufacturers are punctual

Many companies can vouch for the fact that their prototypes expected from Chinese manufacturers were delivered as and when promised. They are a hardworking people, and deliver what is due on time. They aggressively pursue highly competitive and challenging turnaround times. Your prototype will always be delivered on time, which translates into direct benefits for your company.

The Chinese market is infamous for nothing – it is actually a place of great opportunity. Have all your prototypes manufactured in China.