Frequently asked questions
What does China Outsourcing do?
As your dedicated outsourcing partner, we help businesses procure propriety components such as castings and fabrications. We arrange the shipping of over 4.5 million piece parts annually to the UK from China and have a trusted relationship with some of China's most reliable and affordable manufacturers, so you are certain to get the best possible deal when you choose us.
Why should I outsource my manufacturing to China?
As you are probably already aware, manufacturing parts and components in the UK can be expensive. Between labour costs and the costs to run the necessary machinery, there is a lot that can eat into your budget.
Outsourcing to China can provide you with huge cost savings. Not only are the hourly rates much lower, you also won’t have to worry about the rental or running costs of machinery. What’s more, choosing an experienced outsourcing partner, such as ourselves, to handle the process on your behalf will free you up to focus on other aspects of your business. Call China Outsourcing Limited on
+ 44 (0) 1202 606141 to discuss your requirements.
Do I need to find a manufacturer in China myself?
No. We have a portfolio of highly trusted manufacturers in China who we work with. At China Outsourcing Limited, we take your specifications and find the best match and quote on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry about locating a manufacturer yourself.
Can you translate my technical drawings?
Yes. We have team members who are fluent in both Chinese and English and will be able to translate any technical drawings you supply us with to ensure total clarity for manufacturers.
What are the risks of outsourcing my manufacturing to China?
Understandably, the thought of outsourcing an essential function of your business abroad can be daunting. Miscommunication and poor quality are just two of the main concerns we hear flagged up by clients.
We have perfected the art of mitigating the risks of outsourcing to China over the years. With teams both in the UK and China, we ensure clear communication at all times and as a UK-based client, you will only ever need to communicate with our UK office. We also undertake regular quality checks throughout the manufacturing process to ensure that your components and parts meet all governing British standards.
Why should I choose China Outsourcing Limited?
Our experience and unrivalled knowledge of the Chinese manufacturing market means that we are able to offer manufacturing and supply costs well below those available in the UK. We can promise assured quality and on-time delivery, so you obtain the parts you need, when you need them. It is our goal to remove the risk of outsourcing to China, and with both both a UK and China-based office, we eliminate all potential language barrier problems. We can manage your order at every stage, so you can focus on other important elements of your business. Contact us today to get started.
What makes China Outsourcing different from other outsourcing companies?
At China Outsourcing, we understand the local market and can demonstrate expertise and knowledge from years of experience working in the Chinese manufacturing market. We have an in-country team of Chinese nationals led by Western management, which means you won’t ever encounter a language barrier when working alongside us. As a client, you will only ever have to communicate with our UK-based team and we will ensure that your specifications are met.
What’s the average Chinese manufacturing labour cost compared to the UK?
The average labour cost in China is $3.3/hour, compared with $31.2 in the UK, according to 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI). It is therefore evident how your business can save money by outsourcing its manufacturing and part production to China.
As an experienced outsourcing company, we only work with trusted manufacturers and will ensure that you get an excellent prices for your manufactured parts. Contact us to find out more about how we can help you save money on your manufacturing.
Can you negotiate prices and contracts for my business?
Yes. We offer price and contract negotiation along with implementation of intellectual property protection as part of our standard commercial services. Find out more about the typical process of outsourcing the China here.
What quality assurance can you offer?
Our team will directly oversee your order from start to finish. We offer drawing control, First Article sampling, material control and supplier audits. Our control personnel also provide independent inspirations to ensure that quality remains high.
Do you stock products in your warehouse?
Yes. We can hold stock in our warehouses located both in China and the UK.
Can China Outsourcing handle import and export documentation for me?
Yes. This is no problem and is part of our logistical services.
Can I see purchase samples when I work with China Outsourcing?
In most cases, we will be able to provide you with a sample of your part or component to review before proceeding with a full order. If you'd like to find out more about ordering a sample, please contact our team.