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RFID (Radio-frequency identification) chips are used everywhere today. You probably got one in your door or transportation card, or perhaps even your wallet. RFIDs are also used in gyms, retail security and farming.
Virtually all RFID products are manufactured in China, especially in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan.
Keep reading, and learn more about different RFID products made in China, different types of RFID chips and an overview of some of China’s leading RFID product manufacturers.
Overview of RFID Products
Below follows an overview of some of the more common RFID products you can import from China:
RFID Access Control Cards
Animal ID Tags
Retail Security Products
Types of RFID Chips
Chinese RFID product manufacturers don’t manufacture the RFID chip itself. Instead, they procure RFID chips from a limited number of industry leading chip manufacturers:
Alien (United States)
Impinj (United States)
NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands)
Each supplier have a range of models, each with different specifications. Below follows an overview of NXPs NTAG series:
NTAG203 (144 bytes memory)
NTAG213 (144 bytes memory)
NTAG216 (888 bytes memory)
When you approach a Chinese RFID manufacturer, you must ask the following questions:
a. What kind of RFID chip brands can you offer?
b. Which models can you offer for the available chip brands?
c. Which RFID chip is suitable for ‘my product’ or application?
Batag offers a wide range of products, along with OEM and ODM services. Some of their most popular products include:
Handheld RFID readers
Hospital ID wristbands
RFID cards RFID modules
RFID key fobs
RFID parking tags
In addition, they use various popular RFID technologies in their products that include:
EM4100 and EM4102
HITAG 2 and HITAG S
MIFARE Classic® 1K/4K, MIFARE® DESFire®, MIFARE Plus®, and MIFARE Ultralight®.
They export more than 80% of their products to other countries. It’s also TUV SUD verified company, according to the Global Sources Online.
Address: 8F, No. 18, Alley 1, Lane 768, Pa Teh Rd., Sec. 4, Nan Kang District, Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China) (11577)
Shenzhen Union Smart Card Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Union Smart Card Co., Ltd is ranked among the largest hi-tech manufacturers and exporters in Mainland China. The company owns around 11 patents for different technologies and products.
Founded in 2012, they now manufacture hundreds of products, but their most well-known products are smart cards, contactless smart cards, RFID wristbands, and PET cards. It is considered as the third largest smart card manufacturer in China in terms of circulation of smart cards in the domestic market.
Some of their most popular products to choose from are:
RFID blocking cards
USC series IC card readers
In total, they have eight production lines. According to the company, it’s an ISO 9001-certified company.
They also offer OEM services, while the monthly capacity is more than three million.
Address: Science and Technology, Industrial Park, Jinniu West Road, Pingshan New District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (518000)
They’re best known for their digital smart lock systems, DH7000 one-card system, and DH9000 car system and other accessories. They export more than 80% of their products to other countries, including the US. Some of their well-known global clients include Mighty Lynx Solutions, Inc., Massive Orman Urunleri, and CCDCAM technology Company Limited.
They also offer OEM and ODM services.
Here is the list of some of their most popular products:
Contact IC smart cards
Electrical card-operated switches
RFID cards (Chip smart card, RFID thick card, RFID thin smart card, RFID mango proximity card)
RFID key fobs
According to the Udohow Electronics, their products have passed RoHS, FCC, and CE testing.
Zhejiang Laxcen Information Technology Co., Limited
Zhejiang Laxcen Information Technology Co., Limited, most commonly known by their brand name Laxcen, is the leading technology company and manufacturer of RFID tags and smart cards in China.
They offer OEM and ODM services and offers customized design according to the buyer’s specifications. They export half of their products to other countries with North America as their biggest market followed by the Middle East.
Some of their most popular products are:
RFID tags (library, jewelry, apparel, and retail)
RFID tamper proofing tags
Different types of tags and inlays (UHF, HF, NFC)
The company claims that all of its products have passed CCC and CE testing, while the company is also ISO 9001 certified. It’s also a Gold Plus supplier on Alibaba, which is a membership status only for top-level suppliers. The average lead time they offer is 15 days.
Address: Floor 9, Building 1, Ningchuang Tech Center, Zicheng Road, Yinzhou District, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China (Mainland)
Shenzhen ZD Technology Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZD Technology Co., Ltd, or ZDCARD, is the leading RFID card and tag manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It owns a 35,000 sqm factory in the high-tech industrial park in Shenzhen, well equipped with the state-of-the-art machinery.
The company exports more than 95% of their products to the global market, with North America as their biggest client. Some of their well-known global clients include Qatar Airways, Saudi Airline, Disney, Walmart, McDonald, and Carrefour.
ZDCard was established in 2000 with only 200 employees, but by the end of 2017, they now employ more than 800 people, while the factory size also increased from 5,000 sqm to 35,000 sqm.
The production lines and product categories also increased that include:
Hard RFID tags
RFID microchips and animal ear tags
Contactless RFID cards
Contact smart cards
Plastic cards with backers
Plastic luggage tags
RFID blocking cards
ZDCARD claims they have ISO 14001 certifications, while their products are also successfully tested for RoHS certification.
Address: B740, Building B, Mingyou Industrial Products Exhibition And Procurement Center, Baoyuan Rd., Xixiang, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (Mainland)
Chengdu Mind Golden Card System Co.,Ltd
Chengdu Mind Golden Card System Co., Ltd is commonly known as Mind, which is also their brand name. With more than 22 years in the industry (founded in 1996), Mind is one of the oldest card and RFID products manufacturer and exporter based in Chengdu, Sichuan.
Some of their most popular products include:
RFID expiry card
Bus RFID tickets
Contact IC card
In total, they have three production lines with a monthly capacity of 10 million products.
Mind claims they’ve ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification. They offer OEM services, and around 30% of their products are exported to other countries. North America is their biggest market followed by Southeast Asia.
Address: No. 600, Wulian Third Road, Gongxing Town, Shuangliu Country, Chengdu, Sichuan, China (Mainland)
Guangzhou Qingsong Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
Guangzhou Qingsong Digital Technology Co., Ltd, also known as QS Fangwei, is one of the leading manufacturer and exporter of RFID cards and label stickers based in Guangzhou, Guangdong.
They export more than 90% of their products, mainly to North America, Southeast Asia, and Europe. The company also offers ODM and OEM services. Some of their well-known global clients include Samsung, Siemens, Toyota, Ford, Aux, and Hisense.
Founded in 2007, it increased its production capacity to 2 million pieces a day in last one decade.
Some of their most popular products include:
RFID tag stickers
QS Fangwei claims they are ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified company.
Address: No. 103, Huatian Times, No. 136, Gaopu Road, Hi-Tech Development Zone, Tianhe Dist., Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (Mainland).
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