Everyone has heard a horror story about suppliers in China, but the truth is that China is also home to many world-class manufacturers who supply fantastic products to most of the world’s leading companies.
Have a look at your electronics, clothing, cosmetics or pretty much anything else you can think of, and you’ll find it more likely than not has that familiar “Made in China” mark on it.
Suppliers in China manufacture many (if not most) of the famous products we buy from leading brands such as Apple, Nike, H&M and Levis. But who are these suppliers in China and how can you find them? In many cases the answer is surprisingly simple, as we reveal in this blog.
In short, nearly all of them! We’re not aware of any leading companies that have a “Not Made in China” policy, but please feel free to let us know if you are aware of any.
The majority of the world’s leading companies have an extensive Chinese supply chain and in the most part they keep this information very guarded. Although their products are marked “Made in China”, it can be difficult to identify where exactly they were manufactured.
There are, however, some examples of world leading companies who make another choice. Perhaps under pressure to be transparent from their customers and the media, some of the world’s very best companies actually choose to make lists of their suppliers in China publicly available.
Do you recognise any of the logos below? These are just some of the companies which make lists of their suppliers in China publicly available:
See this article: The Apple China Supplier List
See this article: The Nike China Supplier List
See this article: The United Nations China Supplier List
See this article: The H&M China Supplier List
See this article: The Levi's China Supplier List
See this article: The Puma China Supplier List
See this article: The Timberland China Supplier List
See this article: The Lego China Supplier List
See this article: The Dell China Supplier List
See this article: The HP China Supplier List
See this article: The Adidas China Supplier List
If you have heard of other famous company’s disclosing their Chinese suppliers we’d be thrilled to hear from you.
Have you worked in a company that disclosed its suppliers? Did anything change as a consequence?
Any comments welcome below!
You may have come across this article because you were looking for reliable suppliers in China. Working with a company that already supplies famous brands may be a good approach in some circumstances, but such factories can also have high demands of their customers and the size of orders they place.
Fortunately, China Checkup offers a convenient way to find any Chinese companies including suppliers and manufacturers. Take a look at our China Sourcing Report today.
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From researching many topics for our articles, we have however found some websites which we go back to time and again, and decided it would be a good idea to share these with our readers.
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