Contract Manufacturing in China


If you’re an industrial OEM looking to increase capacity, improve quality, or lower cost, Streamline Sourcing has a factory to meet your needs. If you have prints, specs, samples, and an estimated annual quantity, our Contract Manufacturing services will eliminate the pain points in your supply chain. We deliver over 20,000 containers of product per year while maintaining an on-time delivery rate of over 98% and a defect rate of less than 0.25% (one quarter of one percent).

We’ve all heard the news about labor costs increasing in China – that China is no longer the “World’s Factory”. And for many lower value products like apparel and simple commodity items such as plastic toys, tables, chairs, etc, this is absolutely true. Most of the projects relying on low-skilled labor can be produced more cheaply in Taiwan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and other countries such as Africa. However, there is a perfect convergence occurring in China resulting in a marked increase in higher quality, more industrial products.

  • China has a fully developed infrastructure to deliver large volumes of product efficiently
  • China has shifted their competitive focus from low-cost labor to higher quality, higher value manufacturing
  • China has invested heavily in machinery and equipment necessary to compete for high value, close tolerance, manufacturing projects
  • Wages for highly skilled labor in China (Engineers, CNC operators, Quality Control Specialists) are still approximately 15%-20% of the cost of equivalent labor in North America.

This convergence makes it the perfect time to move custom engineered, industrial parts and assemblies to China. The combination of China’s improved capabilities and our Quality Assurance System developed over the past 25 years makes manufacturing industrial products in China a given for any OEM looking to lower costs, increase capacity, or improve their supply chain.

Not too long ago, the standard line from North American Sourcing Managers was “we would never manufacture a product that complex in China – they can’t meet our tolerances or quality requirements.” Well, that time is over. Most recently, we have¬†produced the following parts or assemblies for industrial OEM manufacturers in the U.S.

  • Brake shaft units
  • Head spindles
  • Vending machine assemblies
  • Coolant tanks
  • Heat exchangers
  • Gas spring micro assemblies
  • Bracket swivels
  • Pump housings
  • Thousands more…

Most of our factories contain in-house toolrooms with high quality tool and die making capabilities. We also maintain partnerships with complete tool design shops and provide low cost tools and molds for all metal and plastic manufacturing processes.

We have extensive experience and high level expertise in Injection Mold Tools. For a handful of our customers, we do not produce product, only injection tools. We can do molds for small parts with high precision requirements or we can build tools the size of cars. If you are looking to lower your tooling costs, please contact us.

Most of our factories also contain in-house packaging facilities. Whether you are looking for protective OEM packaging or store-ready packaging design and development, we handle all primary, secondary and tertiary packaging needs.

  • Vacuum Packaging
  • Heat Sealing
  • Stretch Wrapping
  • Case & Tray Forming
  • Cartoning
  • Palletizing
  • Coding, Printing, Stamping, Imprinting