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Know How Custom Manufacturing Company In China Help With Your Buiness

Custom manufacturing is the ability to manufacture, design or engineer original products in line with personalised requests. This is done on a made-to-order basis, giving you complete control over the manufacturing process.

Reputable and Experienced

Unlike most other manufacturing companies, the custom manufacturing company can adapt to your personal needs. They can offer you fully customised manufacturing procedures and equipment. In addition, they can even develop bespoke assembly lines to meet your requirements.

With the ability to operate flexibly and adapt quickly to innovative ideas, Shield Works is reputable due to our parent company’s 14 years of experience. China 2 West has knowledge of every stage in the manufacturing process. It means that Shield Works begins as an expert in a vast range of areas.

Open-minded

Shield Works welcome any new ideas related to customised Manufacturing from our clients. We also accept the challenge by offering a vast amount of dedication and support for such ideas. This support can come in the form of: new training, new equipment, techniques and even specialized processes. All of these can be introduced at our facility, helping to enhance our manufacturing strategies. We are able to bring your ideas to life.

Protect Your Interest

Our commitment to customised manufacturing stems from our belief in moving forward and improving business. Driving forward with the latest innovative products and strategies is crucial in continuous growth and success and we want to share this vision with our clients.

Furthermore, you can be sure that when discussing new ideas there will be no losses in communications. Our diverse team can speak an array of languages, including Chinese. So we can deal with new ideas smoothly and directly.

The custom manufacturing company In China can help If you have a special process you would like to relocate from your shop floor. What’s more, they might offer critical IP sensitive step of the manufacturing process that you would prefer to keep away from your Chinese supply chain.

Shield Works also offers you a vast range of IP protective steps to give you extra security. It’s important when doing business abroad, in case our customised manufacturing wasn’t quite enough for you. For example, Shield Works has state-of-the-art finger print access secure production zones to protect your interests and provide full IP protection at the source of manufacture. We will also have legally binding non-disclosure agreements with every external body that we may work with during the process of your assembly line in order to ensure this is protected.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your custom manufacturing requirements. You can also visit our website for more information about Shield Works’ customised manufacturing.

3PL Services in China

Why do you need a 3PL company to grow your online business?

What is a 3PL Company?

3PL stands for Third Party Logistics. A 3PL provider, such as C2W, offer outsourced logistics services. Essentially this means that we will help provide management over one (or more) procurement and fulfilment activities.

Fulfilment activities refer to the process of distribution and shipping.

Procurement activities simply involve acquiring or selecting goods, services and work required for your specific job. Such roles can include: the process of selecting vendors, strategic vetting or actually purchasing the goods.

Therefore, 3PL providers deal with the physical movement of your goods from point A to B, as well as providing other services involved in the journey (such as warehousing, terminal handling, packaging etc.).

What are the benefits of using a 3PL Company?

Cost

The number one benefit of using a 3PL Company is monetary savings! By using a 3PL Company, this removes the financial pressure on your company for having to fund warehouse storage and staff who monitor supply chain processes. By asking us to do this for you, it means you only pay for the service package itself and can pick and choose when you use these services. Ultimately, by using 3PL providers you aren’t paying for warehouse and maintenance all year round. I mean what online business DOESN’T love saving?

Customer Satisfaction

In this era, good online service is largely linked to access to quick and efficient shipment and delivery. Online shopping is becoming increasingly popularity as the high street slowly dies meaning that your online company’s efficiency in shipment and delivery will undoubtedly be a commonly used metric for measuring customer satisfaction.

Using a 3PL provider means your e-commerce business can gain significant customer loyalty and satisfaction by letting the professionals deal with fulfilment services. This process will be made even easier with our western owned and managed company because we believe in western standards of communication and service.

Our expertise

Another important benefit to consider when deciding on your 3PL Company is performance.

Due to our expertise and experience in 3PL services here at C2W, efforts in e-commerce procurement and fulfilment activities will be more time and cost-effective than less mature manufacturing companies. We have a verified history of successfully meeting demand and are able to scale operations consistently and smoothly.

Here at C2W, we remove the stress of such demands so that you can focus on the things that matter, improving and growing your online business.

Supply Chain Management

By hiring C2W as your 3PL Company, we can also analyse the supply chain and define any cracks, enabling us to provide efficient solutions and improvement to e-commerce efficiency of your business.

Direct Business  

Hiring a 3PL company cuts out the middle man, meaning you can do business more directly and have one point of contact when dealing with your goods or services. We handle a broad spectrum of services meaning that you don’t have to hire a freight forwarder in the process (who don’t actually deal with shipment or fulfilment themselves). And as all businessmen know, direct business is straight talking business!

Accountability

When acting as your 3PL provider, C2W takes direct responsibility for your goods or services. You can be assured to receive reliable services and be sure that C2W will take accountability for business. Unlike a freight forwarder, who acts as an intermediary player in the chain, we are held directly accountable for your shipment processes. With C2W 3PL, you can put your mind at ease.

Some of the 3PL services we offer:

The following list is just a minor sample of the wide range of 3PL Services we offer here at C2W. For a more detailed, please visit our 3PL services offered in China and the US under our ‘Services’ page.

  1. Receive and inventory all incoming products
  2. Manage full inventory in the US using our professional WMS (Warehouse Management System; SkuVault)
  3. Drop-shipments for all orders (pick and pack)
  4. Fulfilment of FBM (Fulfilled By Merchant) Amazon Orders
  5. Restock Amazon warehouses for products shipped FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon)
  6. Quality control
  7. Consolidation
  8. Repackaging

Contact us for an accurate quote based on your project. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have!

product assembly services

All Things About In-house Precison Assembly

At Shield Works we believe in precision assembly meaning that we focus on every detail right down to the last millimetre. We appreciate the fact that no two customers have the same requirements. We are able to provide you a personalised assembly line unique to your business.

This blog aims to describe all things about assembly. At the same time, it will give you an insight into how Shield Works enables you to, quite literally, ‘mind your own business’ with our top-of-the-range assembly lines.

Tailor Made

Shield Works is an in-house precision assembly facility. This means that we tailor your assembly line to be exactly how you want. Moreover, how you need it to suit your individual requirements. This flexible and forward-thinking attitude sets us apart from competitor because it means that you get your business, your way.

Guaranteed Intelligent Property protection

  • IP – Intellectual Property.
  • NDA – Non-Disclosure Agreements

Apart from offering a suite of premium assembly and manufacturing solutions, we understand the value of your product and have implemented all measures to ensure your IP is protected. Given our extensive knowledge of manufacturing in China and understanding the struggles of long-distance professional relationships, we bring you a sense of security in this decision. It’s not unknown that assembly and other production services in China can sometimes come at a risk to IP. However, at Shield Works, we offer a dedicated system focused around secure IP protection.

At Shield Works we have state of the art finger print access secure production zones to protect your interests. In addition, we provide full IP protection at the source of manufacture. Also, we provide legally binding NDAs with every external body that we work with during the process of assembly line. We need to ensure your products are safe and sound.

Furthermore, Shield Works offers exclusive IP protections, Patent, Trademarking & Copyright Services. In an effort to ensure your product is well protected, Shield Works has partnered up with Innopat. Innopat is a leading Zhuhai based IP agency authorized by the National Intellectual Property Administration of China.

It is highly recommended to register the eligible IP within China as early as possible and also to understand the full range of IP that you would need to file for such as utility, design, invention, as well as trademarks and copyrights.

Daily Updates

Unlike any other assembly facility, Shield Works offers you top-of-the-range services related to the productivity of your assembly line and workers. We understand that business abroad has problems like poor communication, indirect contact and a lack of control over what is going on in your facility. This is not in-line with Shield Work’s values of integrity and transparency and we work to break this stigma. Shield Works have implemented a system which gives you full access to key information.

Each worker will be given a unique login and account which allows them to record which part of the line they have been working on and track how many units have been made during their shift.  This is with the aim of providing you with real-time reports of how effective your assembly processes are going.

These online logs will be collected and sent directly to you, the boss, to make sure you’re completely in-the-know about your business. Our clients will receive an automatic direct message with a timely report to know more about the on-site assembly line.

If there were any glitches in productivity during the day you would receive a full update on where in the assembly line, who was supervising the assembly at that exact time and the steps that have been taken to address the complications.  These are just a few examples amongst a whole range of data and information you will have access to.

24hour Visibility

Everything’s your business with Shield Works assembly lines. We offer the unique opportunity to access 24hour CCTV of your assembly line.

We believe that it’s imperative to have full transparency and access to information in order to develop trusting professional relationships. To be in-the-know about your products and work force is an extremely important aspect to business relationships, especially when there are distances and time-zone differences to consider.

Shield Works offers you a system in which you are can check-in on business in one second. This means that your business and its success is exactly where it should be…at your fingertips! We hope that this visibility eases the anxieties you may have around business abroad.

What makes Shield Works different from your average manufacturer?

With such a wide body of manufacturing companies in China and neighbouring countries, there is an abundance of choice when it comes to selecting the right manufacturing service provider. However, here at Shield Works we do things differently and that’s why we believe we should be your number one choice.

This blog will discuss just a few features of our work that set us apart from the competition. And hopefully it can convince you as why we should be your first choice when seeking manufacturing companies in China.

Western owned and managed:

Shield Works is a western owned and managed company. It means that we believe in Western standards of service, communications and quality. It can be extremely difficult communicating across a language barrier. Expecially when your business is the topic of conversation, you don’t want to getting anything wrong.

What’s more, all three founding Directors of Shield Works are British. They have been based in Asia permanently for the past 14 years. We hope this gives faith to the fact that as a company, we are more than capable of maintaining the core values of Shield Work: transparency and integrity and you can trust that business will run smoothly.

24/7 Productions line access:

Here at Shield Works we believe it is important to have access to knowledge. To be in-the-know about your products and work force is an extremely important aspect to business relationships, especially when there are distances and time zone differences to consider.

Not only do we offer you this visibility as a sign of our credibility, but we also offer the chance to personalise where in your production line you would like to have access to.  You can have cameras set up following your personal preferences giving you full visibility.

Shield Works offers you the ability to check-in on business on your smartphone, desktop or tablet meaning that your business and its success is exactly where it should be…at your fingertips!

State-of-the-art IP protection technologies and methods.  

At Shield Works we have state-of-the-art finger print access secure production zones to protect your interests. Also, we provide full IP protection at the source of manufacture. We will have legally binding NDAs with every external body that we may work with during the process of your assembly line in order to ensure this is protected.

Flexibility:

Unlike the majority of manufacturing companies, Shield Works starts business with a fully-equipped and experienced team meaning that operations can be scaled to accommodate growing production demands.

This experience denotes our ability to work flexibly in the ever-changing world of production. We work in accordance to your individual needs, offering our clients an in-house customised precision assembly line. We even offer the chance to fully customise our work procedures, equipment and develop new specialist in-house manufacturing processes.

A well-established parent company for added reassurance:

Shield Works is not your average start-up company because we can offer you a well-established parent company to base your expectations on.

China 2 West Services Ltd (C2W) was established in 2005. It offers a wide range of inspection services to provide you with high-quality manufacturing in China. All production undertaken at Shield Works will have C2W’s quality inspection services. Besides, C2W’s highly trained Quality Engineers will work independently from Shield Works in order to report to you objectively and directly. This should give you extra reassurance when you need it most.

Not just manufacturers

The fact that Shield Works is the child company of C2W means that we are not just ran by manufacturers with a limited knowledge in manufacturing. Our experienced team is made up of individuals who have first-hand experience in every single stage of the process, meaning that the work we do is a complete conclusion of all the very best insights from each and every domain of the process. This means you can be sure that we know exactly how to improve the process, starting from day one.

Expertise

Having such a successful parent company also means that Shield Works stands out from the crowd by starting business as an expert in a large number of areas. These include but are not limited to:

  • Fitness Equipment
  • Home and Kitchenware
  • Tools & Hardware Products
  • DIY Equipment
  • Inventions & Gadgets

 For a more extensive list, see our ‘Expertise’ page on our website.

We hope that this blog has been useful in helping you understand how Shield Works approach our work and clients differently and what inherent features of our business make us stand out from competitors.

For more information or a discussion about whether we can satisfy your unique requirements then do not hesitate to  contact us directly.

IP protection services

What is IPR Protection and how does Shield Works ensure this for their customers?

What is IPR and why is it a problem?

IPR stands for Intellectual Property Rights and here at Shield Works we make sure that this is protected at all costs. Here will explain why IPR is important. And how we have IP protection services to make sure your goods are protected from copy-cats.

It’s no secret that the key concern businesses have when considering whether to manufacture in China is the thought that their intellectual property (aka a lot of effort and hard work) will be stolen. A famous example of this was when Ford filed a lawsuit against the Chinese manufacturer JAC in 2012. For more details on this see the website referenced at the end of this blog.

However, as a British owned and managed company, we Shield Works are committed to protecting every aspect of your IP. Therefore, you no longer have to worry about the risk of copy-cat manufacturing. Because we provide an extensive range of services to ensure that your company maintains complete IPR.

How does IPR law work in china?

The laws follow that a company has no formal IP protection if it does not file its patents and trademarks in China.

A patent ‘registers a person’s invention and allows him or her to take legal action against any person who uses, makes, imports or sells that invention without permission’ (‘Patent’, Market Business News Glossary, 2019). Also, it is important to know that there are multiple types of patents. For example,design, inventions and utility model, copyrights and more.

How does Shield Works protect IPR?

In order to support you with full IP and patent protection, our team works in a way that is flexible to your requirements.

Shield Works partners with Innopat, a leading Zhuhai based IP industry expert. They are able to provide our clients with clear, no-nonsense advice and IP protection services. In addition, Innopat is a professional patent and trademark agency authorized by the National Intellectual Property Administration of the People’s Republic of China.

Since 2002, Innopat has been dedicated to the specialized practice of intellectual property law including patent, trademark and copyright law. The firm actively engages in the procurement, enforcement and litigation of intellectual property rights cooperating with foreign IP associates for international IP litigation and patent proceedings in every significant industrial country.

IP protection services we provide in Mainland China:

What makes Shield Works different from your average manufacturer?

With such a wide body of manufacturing companies in China and neighbouring countries, there is an abundance of choice when it comes to selecting the right manufacturing service provider. However, here at Shield Works we do things differently. That’s why we believe we should be your number one choice.

This blog will discuss just a few features of our work that set us apart from the competition. Hopefully we can convince you why we should be your first choice when seeking manufacturing in China.

Western owned and managed:

Shield Works is a western owned and managed company. We believe in Western standards of service, communications and quality. It can be extremely difficult communicating across a language barrier and when your business is the topic of conversation. Of course, you don’t want to be getting anything confused.

All three founding Directors of Shield Works are British. They have been based in Asia permanently for the past 14 years. We hope this gives faith to the fact that as a company, we are more than capable of maintaining the core values of Shield Work: transparency and integrity and you can trust that business will run smoothly.

24/7 Productions line access:

Here at Shield Works we believe it is important to have access to knowledge. To be in-the-know about your products and work force is an extremely important aspect to business relationships, especially when there are distances and time zone differences to consider.

Not only do we offer you this visibility as a sign of our credibility, but we also offer the chance to personalise where in your production line you would like to have access to.  You can have cameras set up following your personal preferences giving you full visibility.

Shield Works offers you the ability to check-in on business through an app on your smartphone, desktop or tablet. It means that your business and its success is exactly where it should be…at your fingertips!

State-of-the-art IP protection technologies and methods.  

At Shield Works we have state-of-the-art finger print access secure production zones in order to protect your interests and provide full IP protection at the source of manufacture. We will have legally binding NDAs with every external body that we may work with during the process of your assembly line in order to ensure this is protected.

Flexibility:

Unlike the majority of manufacturing companies, Shield Works starts business with a fully-equipped and experienced team. In this way, the operations can be scaled to accommodate growing production demands.

This experience denotes our ability to work flexibly in the ever-changing world of production. We work in accordance to your individual needs, offering our clients an in-house customised precision assembly line. We even offer the chance to fully customise our work procedures, equipment and develop new specialist in-house manufacturing processes.

A well-established parent company for added reassurance:

Shield Works is not your average start-up company because we can offer you a well-established parent company to base your expectations on.

Founded in 2005, China 2 West Services Ltd (C2W) is a one stop manufacturing consulting firm. We are able to offer a wide range of services to provide you with high-quality manufacturing in China. All production undertaken at Shield Works will have C2W’s quality inspection services. What’s more, C2W’s highly trained Quality Engineers will work independently from Shield Works in order to report to you objectively and directly. This should give you extra reassurance when you need it most.

Not just manufacturers

The fact that Shield Works is the child company of C2W means that we are not just ran by manufacturers with a limited knowledge in manufacturing. Our experienced team is made up of individuals who have first-hand experience in every single stage of the process, meaning that the work we do is a complete conclusion of all the very best insights from each and every domain of the process. This means you can be sure that we know exactly how to improve the process, starting from day one.

Expertise

Having such a successful parent company also means that Shield Works stands out from the crowd by starting business as an expert in a large number of areas. These include but are not limited to:

  • Fitness Equipment
  • Home and Kitchenware
  • Tools & Hardware Products
  • DIY Equipment
  • Automotive Parts
  • Safety Equipment
  • Healthcare
  • Jewellery
  • Inventions & Gadgets

 For a more extensive list, see our ‘Expertise’ page on our website.

We hope that this blog is useful in helping you understand how Shield Works approach our work and clients differently and what inherent features of our business make us stand out from competitors.

For more information or a discussion about whether we can satisfy your unique requirements then do not hesitate to  contact us directly.

The gist of Shield Works

So you’re probably wondering who we are and why it makes sense to use Shield works as your manufacturing company.

Who are Shield Works?

To put it in simple terms, Shield Works is a precision assembly and IPR protective, manufacturing and warehouse facility. Shield Works is the child company of China 2 West, with 14 years of experience. The gist of Shield Works is that after 14 years of experience and having developed a number of specialities, Shield Works is our very own in-house manufacturing warehouse facility open for clients.

Who are China 2 West?

China 2 West is a western owned and manufacturing consultancy. We which provides supply chain management, quality control and production development services in Asia. Due to our vast experience in 3PL (Third Part Logistics), we have been able to create a company offering customised OEM manufacturing, assembly and warehousing solutions. The advantage of this is that China 2 West really know what we’re doing. Besides, we are able to provide customers with the best services developed across 14 years of experience.

What is the advantage of this partnership?

The advantage of using Shield Works is that you can get the RISK-FREE manufacturing solutions due to China 2 West’s well-established success. Your production will also be done according to internationally recognised quality standards.

Shield Works is based in the heart of Zhuhai City, China. We offer all the usual cost benefits of manufacturing in China. But with the added benefits of having a trusted and mature parent company to over-see manufacturing and all other areas of business.

Being just at thirty-five minute commute from the China 2 West company building, Shield Works can undergo extensive inspection and will have efficient and cooperative communications with China 2 West.

Business at Shield Works will also experience inspections in line with China 2 West’s internationally recognised inspection standards. What’s more, the Quality Engineers will work separately from Shield Works to report to you directly. It means you can avoid any middle men slowing down the progress of your project.

We hope this blog has helped with explaining the general gist of Shield Works. For further information, visit our website and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any specific questions or requests.

British Business Awards 2020 Finalist Announcement

The C2W Group has been selected as a finalist in the British Business Awards 2020 in the category of Best British Business, being judged out of dozens of incredible companies to be one of the Top 5 British Companies in China!

This great accomplishment is testament to our incredible staff, to our C2W family.

The winner will be announced at a Gala Ceremony in Shanghai on 29th October after the next stage of judging. The Top 5 finalists for Best British Business include:

British Company of the Year Award

年度英国企业奖

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  • C2W Group 珠海中西电子科技有限公司
  • Halma 英国豪迈集团
  • Smiths Group 史密斯集团
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance 沃博联
  • Wood 伍德

BBA website:

EN: http://www.britishbusinessawards.cn/british-business-awards-2020-finalists-announced/

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