Manufacturing Products in India: What Importers Must Know

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Exploring your options to manufacture products in India? In this article, Daniel Ben-Ezra from the India office of Pro QC International, explains what importers must know before shifting orders from China to factories in India.

Here are some of the topics Daniel covers in this comprehensive guide:

  • Which products can (realistically) be manufactured in India today?
  • Which products should I not be sourcing in India today?
  • Alternatives to Alibaba.com when sourcing Indian suppliers
  • How do MOQs in India compare to China?
  • How do prices in India compare to China?

Which products can be manufactured in India today?

A wide and ever-increasing variety of items are being produced in India today:

  • Furniture
  • Tools, Fittings, Hardware Items
  • Footwear
  • Home Appliances, Kitchenware, Home Décor
  • Garments, Leather, Handicrafts, Textiles, Glassware, Fashion Accessories
  • Mechanical Parts & Components
  • Electrical Parts & Components

India is traditionally known for labor-intensive product categories such as garments, leather items, handicrafts, and fashion accessories. That may prompt some to assume that the country is not that strong with more knowledge-intensive products and components but that is not necessarily the case.

Specific products that can be sourced competitively from India include for example rugs and carpets, garments, towels, scarves, leather bags and jackets, pliers, lamps, wire harnesses, hinges, stainless steel bowls and other kitchenware such as cutlery, brass fittings, tables, chairs, door handles and much more. Continue reading Manufacturing Products in India: What Importers Must Know

List of Injection Mold Manufacturers in India: Our Top 7 Picks

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Injection Mold Manufacturers in India
Are you looking for an injection mold manufacturer in India?

Since the 1970s, India has been one of the Asia leaders on injection molding production, together with other countries like China, and Vietnam.

In this article, we list our top 7 picks of the leading injection mold manufacturers and molding machine providers; we compare their products, services, certificates, and other key factors.

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At what stage of the manufacturing process shall I buy the mold?

A mold is necessary as early as the product development stage, as you will need a mold even during sample production.

Nevertheless, if you are satisfied with the samples, you can reuse the mold for your bulk production. Continue reading List of Injection Mold Manufacturers in India: Our Top 7 Picks

List of Jewelry Manufacturers in India – Our 10 Top Picks

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Looking for Jewelry factories or wholesalers on the Indian subcontinent? In this article, we list some of India’s leading suppliers of a vast range of jewelry and accessories – including everything from precious metals to cheaper options.

Why do we list these suppliers?

While we are not affiliated with any of the companies listed in this article, we have done extensive research to identify suppliers covering various types of jewelry and materials. We have also made an effort to list both large scale factories, and smaller vendors offering e-commerce platforms.

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List of Quality Inspection Companies in India

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Shifting production to factories in India? Then it’s in your best interest to reach out to one of the quality control firms listed in this article – ready to send out their agents to factories located across the great subcontinent.

Is it necessary to book a quality inspection when importing from India?

The risk of quality issues is always relatively high when outsourcing production to other countries, India included. Once the goods are shipped there’s no turning back, as there’s no simple legal or economically viable way to either request a refund or return the goods.

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List of Sourcing Companies in India: Top 7 Agencies

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While some Indian suppliers are listed on Alibaba.com and Globalsources.com, they are few and far in between compared to their Chinese competitors.

An India based sourcing agent can bridge this gap, as you can utilize their vast network of domestic manufacturers and wholesalers, that you’d otherwise have a hard time locating.

In this article, we list some of India’s leading sourcing companies in various industries:

  • Apparel and home textiles
  • Furniture
  • Hardware
  • Construction materials
  • Promotional products
  • Handicrafts

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List of Furniture Manufacturers in India: 8 Supplier Options

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Looking for qualified furniture and houseware manufacturers in India? Keep reading and learn everything importers must know about buying from India:

  • Top Furniture Manufacturers in India
  • Product types and materials
  • How to find factories online
  • Furniture and wood products trade shows
  • How to order samples
  • Visa requirements in India

Overview of Furniture Produced in India

Indian furniture manufacturers are strong in wood, and other types of furniture. Below follows an overview:

  • Hardwood furniture
  • Handicraft furniture
  • Vintage furniture
  • Dining tables
  • Leather furniture
  • Office Furniture

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Clothing Manufacturers in India: Factories, Prices, MOQ & More

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The clothing and textile industry in India is almost as old as the country itself. In this article, you will learn everything ecommerce businesses must know about importing clothing and other textiles from factories in India:

  • Clothing & Textile Product Categories
  • Top Indian Textiles Factories
  • Sourcing Indian Suppliers Online
  • Textiles Trade Shows in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore

You will also learn if Indian suppliers are cheaper than those in other Asian countries, and a summary of the 5 step process that will take you from techpack to delivered product.

Overview of Clothing & Textiles Made in India

The Indian textile industry is huge, and only second to China.

More than half of India’s textile exports are cotton based, but you’ll also find a large number of suppliers offering the following types of textile products:

  • Synthetic fabrics
  • Jute
  • Wool
  • Silk

As in other countries, Indian textiles manufacturers are specialized. Continue reading Clothing Manufacturers in India: Factories, Prices, MOQ & More

Importing from China to India: A Complete Guide

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India is not only a rapidly developing country, but also the fastest growing market for Chinaimportal. In terms of visitors on Chinaimportal.com, India is the only second to the United States. Thus, we decided it was about time to dedicate our weekly article to our Indian readers out there, and of course to everyone else with an interest in importing from China to India.

What makes importing to India different?

India is by all means a developing country. However, its product regulations and labeling requirements are fairly well established. Then there’s the bureaucracy, that makes confirming applicable product safety standards, labeling requirements and getting the cargo through customs rather complicated. But, that’s about as far as the differences go, as compared to other countries. Continue reading Importing from China to India: A Complete Guide