Plastic production locations
China and plastic production are inextricably linked. Nevertheless, plastic from China isn’t always the most beneficial option. For each component of your product, Orange Plastics looks at where it can be produced most cost-efficient. We will clarify your production costs and provide you with advice on the feasibility of the product in the market. What factors should you think of?
1. Labor intensive
For labor-intensive products, you best revert to Asian countries like China. Labor intensive means, for example, when many small components are produced separately and then must be assembled.
Or when, for example, a lot of post-production is required. The Netherlands is a more beneficial option for simple plastic products that consist of only one or a few components hardly requiring post-production. Of course, it is also possible to spread the production of your plastic product strategically across Asia and the Netherlands, or to have it carried out entirely in the Netherlands.
Large products literally put a lot of weight into the scales of your transport. The more the volume and weight of certain components increases, the more attractive it becomes to have the production closer to home. We generally have large products manufactured in the Netherlands and small products in China.
In doing so, we naturally take into account the carbon footprint. The less transportation needed, the better it is for the environment. This way everyone benefits from the right choice. Production in China or production in the Netherlands – Orange Plastics offers both.
In general, production closer to home is the faster option. First out of tools (samples) of a new project can be validated faster by the customer. Once the orders are produced, transportation still needs to be taken into account.
Fortunately, nowadays there are many options to get your products from China to their destination in a fast and flexible way, such as courier services, air freight, LCL and even train transport is an option. The most beneficial and reliable method of transportation is via ocean freight. However, this does come with a transportation time of four to five weeks.
If you have sales markets worldwide, China offers excellent logistic opportunities. For example, Orange Plastics supplies plastic products directly from China to both Europe, Asia and North America. In consultation with you, we choose the most strategic production location and advise you what is the most economical.
Production in China and the Netherlands: Best of both worlds
Orange Plastics offers you the best of both worlds. We have access to injection molding location in the Netherlands and China. Regardless of whether we have your product manufactured in the Netherlands or China; in our factories we apply strict quality guidelines that ensure a very high degree of consistency and reliability.
Our recent ISO certification is an example of this. Based on years of experience with plastic production in China, Orange Plastics is the perfect partner needed to achieve maximum cost efficiency and minimum carbon footprint.
Are you curious as to which production location is best suited for the manufacture of your products?
Contact Orange Plastics for a quote with the most cost-effecient choice.