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Chef's Delight (HKTDC Houseware, Vol 01,2003)

Vol. 1, 2003

Product Features

Creature Comforts

Chef's Delight
Healthy Kitchen

Neat & Tidy
Closet Organizers


Chef's Delight

Healthy Kitchen

Q.C.V. brand kitchen scales like these shown, from Q.C.V. Co Ltd, are made from sturdy ABS and feature weighing trays that are dishwasher-safe.

MANY Hong Kong companies have come up with a variety of healthy lifestyle choices for the modern kitchen to meet rising demand from increasingly health-conscious consumers.

Star Industrial Co Ltd is a household product manufacturer with an array of plastic products ranging from small gadgets to heavy-duty containers. The company, which was set up in 1949, has made its "Red A" brand a household name in Hong Kong.

The company operates an 11-storey, 250-worker factory in Hong Kong, which processes up to 450 tonnes of resins a month. The resin comes from South Korea, Japan and Germany.

"We constantly offer new products to meet changing market needs. I believe our versatile product range and reliable quality are our keys to success," says assistant marketing manager Veronica Leung.

"Our steamer and rice-cooker for microwave ovens won the 'Governor's Award for Industry - Consumer Product Design' in 1991 and 1992, respectively. These items sell very well in the US, Canada and Europe," Leung notes.

The microwave rice cooker model 645 costs US$3.52 FOB Hong Kong apiece. Another microwave broth cooker model 650 sells for US$5.10 FOB Hong Kong per unit.

"Our minimum quantity varies for different items. For the microwave broth cooker, the minimum order value is US$1,000, and delivery takes 4-6 weeks," says Leung.

Fook Tin Technologies Ltd, which started as a manufacturer of torches and car accessories in 1963, diversified into mechanical scales 17 years ago. Today the company specializes in an assortment of electronic health care products and scales, marketed to more than 80 countries worldwide.

Fook Tin has a 200,000-square-foot factory in Shenzhen on the Chinese mainland. The ISO 9001- and ISO 14001-certified factory has the capacity to manufacture 250,000-300,000 products a month.

"Over the years, our company has upgraded to incorporate advanced technology. We are now renowned for our R&D, our vertically-integrated manufacturing system and high quality," says director of sales and marketing Holly Au.

"Besides working for OEM and ODM orders, we also have our own Scaleman brand which offers a profusion of scales with unique features and functions targeted at the health-conscious consumer," continues Au.

Fook Tin's electronic kitchen scale model FS-069 with liquid measuring and customized unit function sells at US$9.90 FOB Hong Kong per unit. Nutrition scale model FS-969, which automatically provides the nutritional details of foods from a self-contained set of proprietary dietary data, sells at US$12.50 FOB Hong Kong per unit. The minimum quantity for both models is 1,000 pieces and delivery takes 60-90 days.

Vitanic Industrial Co, formerly known as Vited Industrial Co Ltd, began in 1987. Today it offers electronic and electrical products like battery chargers, automatic strolling poster lighting and electromagnetic wave detectors.

The WaveFinder detector measures the emission levels of electromagnetic waves and microwaves in any given environment. The R&D department of Vitanic Industrial managed to achieve high precision in identifying radiation levels before launching the product four years ago.

The WaveFinder continues to be a popular model for Vitanic Industrial, with its high precision, quality and user-friendly design winning significant approvals in the US, EU and Asian markets.

With IC components and resin sourced from Japan, Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, the WaveFinder comes out of Vitanic's 10,000-square-foot factory in Shenzhen on the Chinese mainland. A minimum order of 500 pieces is required and delivery takes 30-60 days.

Backed up by more than two decades of manufacturing legacy, Kolvin Industries Ltd makes small home appliances, massagers and battery chargers on both OEM and ODM terms.

Kolvin sources raw materials like ABS, PP and PC from South Korea, Taiwan and Japan for its 800,000-square-foot, 2,500-worker factory in Shenzhen, which recently acquired the IS0 9001 certificate.

"We are able to export internationally as the quality of our products meets safety standards in many countries. Our quality, which is further complemented by our unique in-house designs, helps retain many loyal customers while attracting new enquiries," says senior marketing manager Evang Wong.

The US accounts for 40% of Kolvin's export market, while Europe and Asia equally share the remainder.

Kolvin's Citrus Juicer CJ2000 sells for US$5.50 per piece; the Double-up Juicer KTJ1000 is priced at HK$12 each; and the Two-Wire Vacuum Bag Sealer BS8-2 is priced at HK$9.50 each. All prices are FOB Hong Kong. The company requires a minimum order of 5,000 pieces, for delivery in 45-60 days.


Contact Details

Fook Tin Technologies Ltd
4/F, Eastern Centre
1065 King's Rd, Quarry Bay
Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2960-7288
Fax: 852-2565-9672
E-mail: export@fooktin.com.hk

Green Power Int'l Ltd
3/F, Blks A & C, King Yip Fty Bldg
59 King Yip St, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2797-2223
Fax: 852-2341-3200
E-mail: geoffrey@greenpower.com.hk

Q.C.V. Co Ltd
9/F, Flat 9, Sunray Ind Centre
610 Cha Kwo Ling Rd,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2775-5157
Fax: 852-2347-5200
E-mail: qcv@netvigator.com

Kolvin Industries Ltd
M/F, Century Centre
44 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2343-0162
Fax: 852-2341-5247
E-mail: info@kolvin.com

Star Industrial Co Ltd
25 Tai Yau St, San Po Kong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2320-6261
Fax: 852-2351-6259
E-mail: vgl@starred-a.com

Trade Air System Ltd
Unit 1901, Lemmi Centre
50 Hoi Yuen Rd, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2341-4470
Fax: 852-2341-6761
E-mail: marketing@tradeair.com.hk

Vitanic Industrial Co Ltd
12/F, Union Ind Bldg
116 Wai Yip St, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-2790-7400
Fax: 852-2304-0127
E-mail: vitanic@netvigator.com

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