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    Chelsea.H
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    Hi everyone

    I have read many threads here in the forum but can’t quite find what I’m looking for so wondering if someone can help :)

    I’m now at the stage of my business to send off my files to get quotes for plastic injection molding. I am looking overseas (more cost effective), ideally wanted Vietnam but really open to anywhere to save on costs but ensure quality. What i’m struggling with is getting in contact with any businesses to provide a quote, crazy right.

    Wondering what is the best way to get my files quoted from businesses? I’ve only had a response from 1 company and it has been a couple of months. Can anyone recommend any plastic injection molding companies that you use and any points of contact?

    Thanks for reading :)
    Chelsea

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    Hi and welcome Chelsea.

    The best way is actually the boots on the ground approach but since Covid – you can’t really do that.

    Next up, is to use an Agent on the ground that speaks decent English.

    This is an area to investigate and research.

    Outside of all that I know somebody who has such a contact in a Chinese factory who might help – the operative word is might.

    Please PM me if you want to go that way and I will make some enquiries. Please supply a general description of what you want made and in what quantities.

    Also, if you haven’t already, give a lot of thought to logistics of getting the pieces here to Australia.

    Cheers

    Paul

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    Chelsea.H
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    Hey Paul

    Thanks so much for your reply.
    I am now working on your suggestion and see what I can do about “boot on ground”. I may have contacts overseas so will start there and get them to do some research and actual talking on my behalf to start off with.

    I will definitely keep you in mind :-)

    Chelsea

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    Awesome Chelsea :-)

    It is also important to somehow check the work before it is sent to you eg, fitting it to a component. measuring to the sub-millimetre etc and having an “out” in the contract if you are not happy with what you receive.

    I don’t know much about manufacturing but do know there are common pitfalls to be avoided and everything becomes exponentially riskier when you can’t be there giving feedback and direction during the first batches.

    Good luck!

    Cheers
    Paul

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    Dash Freight
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    Hi Chelsea,
    I agree with Paul about quality control and an agreed remedy if the quality is not good enough. I help people import their goods. Most of my clients have an agent on the ground who inspects the goods before we collect them.

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