Should You Be Sourcing Your Automotive Hand Tools From China?

Naturally your company will want to be competitive in whatever part of the automotive industry you are involved with. This of course means cutting costs in as many ways as you can without cutting or reducing the quality of you products and services.

The suppliers you choose to source your automotive products from can play an integral role in helping you improve your competitiveness if you choose wisely. The obvious answer to reducing your costs is to source your auto products from Asia and the first country that springs to mind is of course China. It is now well-known that China is Asia’s – and now the World’s – most impressive marketplace on the current global stage. Now it is your turn to help your business in the very competitive automotive industry benefit from this knowledge.

China’s growing influence over world markets, especially since 2002, is well-known. The amount of products, machinery and materials flowing out of China is staggering. And yes, this includes automotive hand tools. The growth of the Chinese nation as a manufacturing powerhouse is undeniable.

A Warning About Sourcing Hand Tools or Any Products in China

Now, back to your business and sourcing the automotive tools that will help you become more competitive. Before you rush out and place large orders with Chinese hand tools manufacturers, a word of caution. Chinese manufacturing is cheaper because of low labor costs but, and this is a big but, if quality is important then tread carefully. In the world of automotive tools you will know that precision is extremely important as is quality control. Let’s say you are an American company that supplies specialist hand tools to various other American companies interested in particular vehicles. You need to be sure that any products you supply are of a high standard and do their job at least as well as can be expected by professional mechanics. Now, what would happen if you received your latest shipment of 5,000 socket sets from China and started selling them to your own customers only to discover that the sockets failed before the torque strength they should? Not only will you have wasted a lot of money on useless products and shipping costs, you will also lose a lot of business from customers you worked hard to secure. The repercussions of that can easily destroy your reputation and entire business!

Choosing a Company Who Can Supply High Quality Auto Tools

The answer to the potential business destroying problem above can come from China’s tiny but high-end manufacturing neighbor – Taiwan! It wasn’t too long ago that Taiwan became a manufacturing powerhouse where costs were low like they are today in China. Nowadays, Taiwan is a world leader in the development and production of advanced technology products, particularly semi-conductors. Not so many people know that the entrepreneurial Taiwanese companies saw the potential for manufacturing China offered and decided to move their production to the main land. In fact, many of the most successful manufacturers in China are run or were set up by Taiwanese companies.

So, because the Taiwanese have quickly evolved into manufacturers of extremely high quality products it makes perfect sense that a Taiwanese supplier of automotive tools, or indeed many other types of products, can be your best friend when sourcing products. You should get items that meet and go beyond your specifications for hand tools.