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02-02-2017

Jade Group Expands in China

Jade manufactures a range of plastic parts for various industries including consumer goods, industrial, packaging, and automotive (© Jade)

Jade manufactures a range of plastic parts for various industries including consumer goods, industrial, packaging, and automotive (© Jade)

Jade Group International, a global provider of high-quality tooling and manufacturer of plastic parts and components, has announced an expansion of its China operations in response to growing demand for its products in North America, Canada, and Europe.

Jade has grown significantly since its founding and outgrew its current manufacturing facility in Zhongshan. That is why, in December, the company moved its tooling operation into a new 1600-sq-meter leased location in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province. The first factory, which combined both mold building and plastics processing, will now only manufacture plastic parts.

Jade opened its tooling operation in China in 2006 and later added manufacturing, assembly, and packaging in 2013. The company combines the advantages and convenience of U.S. engineering/production standards and communications with the cost competitiveness, skilled labor supply, and high production capacity of off-shore operations. Jade has salespeople located throughout the U.S. and engineering and project management staff who work remotely in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and other locations. “Offshore molds offer lower cost and therefore the ability for our clients to bring more new products to market within the same budget,” said Patrick Smith, president of Jade Group International. “Producing more new products equates to a greater chance of success for our clients.”

Smith notes that the company’s China tooling business emulates U.S. CNC machining processes and is distinguished by reduced mold fit-up (fitting) and significantly reduced lead times. Jade produces molds for press sizes ranging from 20 tons to 2000 tons.

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