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Suppliers in China That Sell to Famous Companies

by Matt Slater July 15, 2015

Suppliers in China That Sell to Famous Companies

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.

Which Famous Companies Buy From Suppliers in China?

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.

Companies with Public China Supplier Lists

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: 

     

    

Apple

See this article: The Apple China Supplier List

Nike

See this article: The Nike China Supplier List

United Nations

See this article: The United Nations China Supplier List

H&M

See this article: The H&M China Supplier List

Levi Strauss & Co.

See this article: The Levi's China Supplier List

Puma

See this article: The Puma China Supplier List

Timberland

See this article: The Timberland China Supplier List

Lego

See this article: The Lego China Supplier List

Dell

See this article: The Dell China Supplier List

HP

See this article: The HP China Supplier List

Adidas

See this article: The Adidas China Supplier List

Columbia

See this article: The Columbia China Supplier List

C&A

See this article: The C&A China Supplier List

Know of Others?

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!

Finding Suppliers in China

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.




Matt Slater
Matt Slater

Author

Hi there, I'm Matt, the founder of China Checkup. Originally from the UK, I am now based in Brisbane, Australia.

Frustrated by the scarcity of concise, high-quality and timely information about Chinese companies, I setup China Checkup whilst living in Shanghai in 2013.

My team are proud that China Checkup's company verification reports have now helped thousands of clients from all corners of the world to do business in China more safely.

  

 


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