List of Sourcing Companies in Australia: Top 9 Agencies

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Sometimes it actually makes sense to start looking for a sourcing agency closer to home, rather than trying to find the right partner in China, Vietnam, or India. In this article, we list some of Australia’s leading sourcing companies.

You will also learn how you can benefit from working with an Australian sourcing company, rather than one that’s based overseas.

Listed Companies

  • Hornet Group
  • Australian Sourcing Group
  • Strategic Sourcing Australia
  • China Direct Sourcing
  • Quantum Business
  • Agile Sourcing
  • Fidèle Sourcing
  • Sourci
  • Sourcing For Australia

What are the benefits of working with an Australian sourcing company?

Most Importers may assume that a company that’s located in the manufacturing country is always superior to one that’s headquartered at home. That said, the opposite is more often the case.

While a sourcing company based in China or Vietnam can disappear with your product designs and supplier network by tomorrow, an Australian agency is far easier to hold accountable when something goes wrong.

Further, sourcing companies based in Australia, or those based in Asia but with Australian ownership, tend to have a better understanding of the following:

Further, most Australian sourcing companies have representation in Asia, be it through partners or a directly-owned subsidiary or representative office.

Sourcing Company Overview

Hornet Group

Hornet is a reputed Australian sourcing company specializing in product sourcing, manufacturing, and importing from China. It was founded in 2005 with offices in Australia and China.

Hornet focuses on sourcing quality products and outsourcing manufacturing from China directly. They also offer services related to product development, modification, and testing.

They are involved in the custom manufacturing of the following products:

  • Electronics
  • Homewares
  • Fabric
  • Toys
  • Packaging
  • Stationery
  • Building supplies
  • Bags
  • Pumps and machinery
  • Optical frames
  • Components
  • Spare parts
  • Finished product
  • Custom Packaging

In addition, Hornet offers a variety of comprehensive services to its clients:

a. Product sourcing and custom manufacturing that includes product sourcing, partner research, price negotiation and factory liaison, manufacture management, product development, testing and modification, import advice, translation advice.

b. Factory tours and inspection for product quality assurance that includes standard factory legitimacy and registration audits, manufacturing checks, social audits, environmental audits, management audits, quality control testing, pre-shipment inspections.

c. Providing a team member for factory tour guidance/purchasing tour service.

d. Logistics and warehousing that include organization of mixed container loads, stock consolidation, freight forwarding, customs brokerage, legislation management, and clearance paperwork.

Address: Hornet Import & Export Group Pty Ltd, Suite 1A Level 2, 802 Pacific Highway, Gordon, New South Wales, 2072.

Australian Sourcing Group

Established in 2010, the Australian Sourcing Group (ASG) mainly specializes in procurement management and also focuses on product development. They have offices in both China and Australia.

Unlike most other companies in the industry, ASG also owns and operates manufacturing facilities in China. It caters to custom sourcing requests, retail production, and packaging of products. ASG is involved in the sourcing and importing of a number of different products. These include:

  • Fencing products and crowd control barriers
  • Security fencing and pool fencing
  • Storage Cages
  • Spigots for glass fencing, glass material, insulations, and solar panels
  • Roto-molded products
  • Furniture and containers
  • Fabricated buildings and stock panels

ASG also offers a wide range of supply chain support services for its clients such as:

  • Research related to manufacturing sources in China
  • Price Research
  • Provides samples for inspection by their buyers
  • Inspection before shipping products to clients
  • Offer product designs prior to production in case they have to manufacture
  • Work with Chinese, Australian and international import regulation authorities
  • Manufacturing of products and components
  • Development of new products
  • Manufacturing of new products according to design given by clients

Address: Level 4 1 Southbank Blv, Southbank, Victoria, 3006, Australia

Strategic Sourcing Australia

Founded in 2005, Strategic Sourcing Australia is a leading company involved in product development, outsourcing and manufacturing. They have offices in China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Pakistan, while the company’s head office is in Australia.

From textiles to technology, Strategic Sourcing currently sources a wide range of products which include:

  • Industrial machinery
  • Plastic and metal components
  • Fine custom jewelry
  • Industrial textile products
  • Precision mechanical components
  • Sporting goods
  • Custom leather business stationary

Strategic Sourcing offers a variety of services to its clients such as:

  • A feasibility assessment of the client’s idea
  • Help in designing and development
  • Testing the concept by producing prototypes and models
  • Designing the presentation and packaging
  • Analyzing IP protection strategies
  • Finding and negotiating prices with a manufacturer according to the needs of the client
  • Managing the production of low or high volume orders
  • Managing quality control to maintain the standards specified by the client

Address: Suite 6, 133 Beaumont St, Hamilton, New South Wales, 2303, Australia

China Direct Sourcing

China Direct is an Australian Product sourcing agency that has been in business for over nine years. The company is an expert in product procurement and importing.
It operates from offices in China, which currently employs ten team members. Their head office is located in Brisbane, Australia.

China Direct sources a variety of products. These include:

  • Steel products
  • Housing products
  • Furnishings
  • Equipment
  • Textiles
  • Plastic products
  • Chemicals

Other products such as cell phone accessories, rolling advertisement boards, packaging, and electrical control panels

They also offer a wide range of services to their clients. These are:

a. Assisted direct purchasing that includes validation of potential suppliers, present the client with samples, negotiate prices on the client’s behalf, perform quality checks, arrange delivery to the client’s doorstep.

b. Custom manufacturing that includes product availability in China, finding a suitable manufacturer according to the specifications provided by the client.

c. Supplier management that includes handling the client’s current suppliers and communications on their behalf.

d. Inspection services that involve factory audits and inspection during production.

Address: 2B / 11 Donkin Street, West End, Queensland 4101, Australia

Quantum Business

Quantum Business is an Australian-owned product sourcing company based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It specializes in the sourcing and outsourcing of products and services in Vietnam. Quantum Business has been operating in Vietnam for over ten years.

Their clients include importers, wholesalers, retailers, and contract furniture buyers. They offer a wide range of services including:

  • Locating Vietnamese suppliers
  • Verifying the suppliers’ qualifications
  • Collaborating and negotiating on the client’s behalf
  • On-site evaluations
  • Evaluation of the suppliers
  • Quality control

Quantum Business helps clients identify and source a large number of products such as:

  • Residential and commercial construction materials
  • Natural stone, tile, granite, and marble
  • Cane, wood, and metal indoor and outdoor furniture
  • Handicrafts, arts, and gifts

Vietnam Address: Duong N4, KDC PHU HOA 1, TP TDM Binh Duong, HCMC, Vietnam

Agile Sourcing

Agile sourcing is an Australian company that specializes in sourcing and procurement of products from India to clients in Australia and New Zealand. The company has offices in New Delhi and Sydney.

They offer a wide range of products which include:

  • Apparel
  • Bathroom products
  • Fabrics
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Home decorative products
  • Lamps
  • Soft furnishings

The services that Agile Sourcing offers its clients include:

a. Manages the whole process of import from India.

b. Source a variety of products for Australian clients from Indian Manufacturers

c. Manage all necessary requirements, container requirements, legalities and paperwork, and door-to-door delivery.

Fidèle Sourcing

Fidèle Sourcing is a sourcing agent based in Australia, specializing in the sustainable fashion industry. They can help retailers and businesses source sustainable fashion and homecare products.

They focus on ethical products and manufacturing processes. For example, they evaluate supplier qualifications such as ISO 9001, OEKO-TEX 100, LEED, GOTS, and BSCI. They can also offer management services for your business to keep companies accountable.

Their main sourcing markets are China and Bangladesh. Especially for leather goods, they claim that they have a long history of working with factories in Bangladesh and exporting leather goods for companies based in the EU, the US, Australia, and Singapore.

Here are some examples of products that they can source for your company:

  • T-shirt
  • Sweaters
  • Kids’ clothing
  • Home textiles
  • Garment accessories
  • Leather goods

The company offers one-stop services for the importing process, which include:

  • Product design
  • Product development
  • Cost estimation
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality control and inspection
  • Domestic and international delivery

Address: 25 Railway Pde, Lakemba 2195, Sydney, Australia

Sourci

Headquartered in Melbourne, Sourci was founded by Ellie Vaisman as an Australian sourcing company with offices in international markets including China and India. They have 60+ full-time staff globally, offering services for the whole importing process, which include product analysis, research, sampling, and production.

On their website, they published many guides regarding topics such as how to get into eCommerce, how to source products from China and the pros and cons of global sourcing.

They claim that they have helped over 350 companies with sourcing, manufacturing, and importing. Here are some examples of products they sourced for their clients:

  • Eyewear
  • Furniture
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Wooden craft
  • Bamboo products
  • Cameras

The company has a sourcing network worldwide that can help you find suitable suppliers for your product in different countries, which include:

  • China
  • Australia
  • Taiwan
  • United States
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines

Address: Level 5, 600 Church Street, Cremorne VIC 3121, Australia

Sourcing For Australia

Sourcing For Australia is a subsidiary of JT Shanghai. JT Shanghai was founded in 2008 as a trading company for engineering products sourcing. Today the company covers a wide range of products including consumer goods and agriculture products.

The company claims that they have both import and export licenses for a wide range of product categories, and they can help you to import from China or export to China. They can also provide various levels of market research and consultation services.

On their company’s website, they also share their experience or strengths on different types of products. For example, they’ve assisted Australian clients with olive oil and wine products, to enter the China market in the past.

Here are the services the company can provide:

  • Supplier sourcing
  • Export to China
  • QC checks
  • Factory visits
  • Negotiation with suppliers

Below we list some product categories that they cover:

  • Textile products
  • Homewares
  • Furniture
  • Fitness equipment
  • Agricultural products
  • Food and beverage

Address 1 Summit Road, Noble Park North, Victoria 3174, Australia

Comparison Table

Hornet Group

ASG

Strategic Sourcing

Sourcing from

China

China

China, Thailand, Pakistan

Australia HQ

Gordon, NSW

Southbank, VIC

Hamilton, NSW

Main Products

Various

Furniture, fencing, materials

Textiles, machinery, components, leather

YoR

2005

2010

2005

Website

Link

Link

Link

China Direct Sourcing

Quantum

Agile Sourcing

City

China

Vietnam

India

Australia HQ

Brisbane

Brisbane

Sydney

Main Products

Home, plastics, other

Stone, wood, handicrafts

Textiles, home, bathroom

YoR

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Website

Link

Link

Link

Which company is the right for my business?

Sourcing companies tend to focus on specific product categories, which in turn tend to reflect what’s available in the manufacturing countries they operate in. As such, a sourcing company with an office in India is more likely to focus on textiles and furniture.

Further, many sourcing agencies can also offer services for products outside their main scope. This may, for example, include supplier research, price negotiation, quality controls, factory visits, and more.

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