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Capable Casework(HKTDC Electronic Components & Parts, Vol 03,2002)

Hong Kong Electronic Components & Parts

Vol 3, 2002

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Panels & Casing

Capable Casework

Panels & Casing

Professional Industries (China) Ltd's computer mid-tower casing in silver and blue is made with SECC steel plates from Japan and South Korea.

A glance at almost any set of surroundings is enough to confirm the importance of panels and casings in the production of electronic goods. Hong Kong suppliers take a proactive approach to satisfy the vast demand in this sector.

Professional Industries (China) Ltd has developed a series of cases for computers. Server case VIP999B, with nine drive spaces, sells for US$18 FOB Hong Kong. Mid-tower VIP939 costs US$12 FOB Hong Kong.

"We designed these products ourselves. They come in customers' colour choices and are made with SECC steel plates from Japan and South Korea," says business vice president Raymond Tong.

For each model, the company makes about 200,000 units monthly. Minimum order is 500 units for shipment 10-14 days after order confirmation.

Established in 1993, Professional Industries does supply own-design items while also creating to customer specifications. Its VIP brand sells into Germany, the Netherlands, France, the UK and Australia.

This ISO 9001-certified company operates a 600-worker factory in Shenzhen on the Chinese mainland. Its products have won TUV approval and certification such as CE, UL, CUL and FCC, depending on the target markets.

Wilycon Co Ltd makes about 10 million reflector panels each month. Its extensive range includes clock-display reflectors for radios or alarm clocks and dot-matrix reflectors for the likes of advertising or restaurant-menu displays.

Raw materials come from the Chinese mainland and Japan. "We use more and more Japanese materials," says marketing specialist Ken Ma.

The company's strategy is to use quality materials while keeping prices low. "Our seven-segment clock-display reflectors, for example, cost HK$0.10-10.00 (US$0.01-1.28) per unit FOB Hong Kong, assuming no new moulds are needed for production," Ma says.

"Our dot-matrix reflectors each sell for several tens of Hong Kong cents to several tens of Hong Kong dollars," he adds. Minimum order is 1,000 units for shipment after 4-6 weeks.

Although Wilycon offers a catalogue, customers can specify production from their own drawings. Major markets include the Chinese mainland, the US and Europe.

Launched in 1989, Wilycon produces numerous LED-related items at three factories in Hangzhou on the eastern Chinese mainland. One ISO 9002-certified facility has more than 500 workers compared with 200 at each of the others.

Tat See Industrial Co Ltd makes metal stamping to hold parts together. "Our products are used for computers, audio items, switches and photocopiers, to name a few examples," says director Wo Yuen Wah.

Using stainless steel, copper, brilliant copper, brass and cold rolled steel from Japan and Europe, Tat See tailor-makes to customers' drawings.

The 22-year-old company creates 20 million metal-stamping units per month at its 200-worker factory in Zhongshan on the Chinese mainland.

"Prices depend on customer requirements. There is no minimum order," Wo adds. Lead time is 3-4 weeks. Major markets are Europe, the US and Asia.

Rush Land Ltd makes transparent, clear yellow, white, solid blue, red or orange cassette casings. Marketing executive Julie Yu says each unit costs US$0.04-0.05 FOB Hong Kong, depending on materials, features and quality.

The company offers floppy-disc boxes, CD jewel boxes and audio-cassette outer boxes. Like the cassette housings, those are made from GPPS. In addition, it produces DVD boxes using PP. The raw materials are from Thailand and Taiwan.

Minimum order is one TEU for shipment after 20-25 days. The company's Sonica brand goes to the US, Europe and the Middle East. Its ISO 9002-accredited factory employs 600 workers in Shenzhen.

New Sound Cassettes Mfg Ltd makes plastic E-0 video-cassette housings. "Each unit is light, weighing only 82 grams," says sales manager Eunice Wong. The products use recycled plastic from Japan.

Each month New Sound produces about 3 million video-cassette housings, 5 million CD cases and 1.5 million DVD cases. It provides a catalogue while also producing to customers' designs.

Minimum order is one TEU, for shipment about 14 working days after order confirmation. Established in 1996, the company exports to Europe, Japan and South America from its 450-worker factory in Guangdong province on the southern Chinese mainland.

WRITTEN BY LIZA LEE

CONTACT DETAILS:

New Sound Cassettes Mfg Ltd
Rm 1003, Phase 1
Chai Wan Ind City
60 Wing Tai Rd, Chai Wan
Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2889-6202
Fax: 852-2558-6501
E-mail: newsound@netvigator.com

Professional Industries (China) Ltd
1/F, Unit 6, Veristrong Ind Centre
34-36 Au Pui Wan St, Fo Tan
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2684-1188
Fax: 852-2684-1199
E-mail: profess@asiansources.com

Rush Land Ltd
Rm 1807, Tower A
New Trade Plaza
6 On Ping St, Shatin
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2635-6003
Fax: 852-2648-1197
E-mail: sales@rushland.com

Tat See Industrial Co Ltd
10/F, Unit 2, Wah Sing Ind Bldg
12-14 Wah Sing St, Kwai Chung
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2428-3322
Fax: 852-2489-8421
E-mail: ywwo@tatsee.com

Wilycon Co Ltd
Rm 1203, Mega Trade Centre
1 Mei Wan St, Tsuen Wan
New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2402-3689
Fax: 852-2415-3613
E-mail: wilycon@leo-centre.com