About the Company|
Zindart Manufacturing Limited, an OEM manufacturer with operations in
Hong Kong and Dongguan.
Founded in 1978, Zindart Manufacturing, produces and designs
high-quality die-cast and injection-molded collectible products for
consumer companies with strong global brands in the United States of
America and Europe. Many of the die-cast and injection-molded products
have complex designs, which require high-quality workmanship and
decorative details, with pad printing with up to one hundred imprints.
The most complex of these models incorporates up to 20 moveable parts.
Zindart Manufacturing addresses the market need for vendors that can
manufacture high-quality products in the required volumes and in a
timely and cost-effective manner. Zindart Manufacturing provides a
turnkey manufacturing service that enables it to satisfy customers'
requirements at every stage in the production process, including
component sourcing, product engineering and model making, computer-aided
mold design and production, and manufacturing and packaging of the
finished product. This coordinated, one-stop production process provides
the Zindart Manufacturing's customers with 1) shortened lead times from
design to production, 2) a single participant in the manufacturing
process instead of multiple participants and 3) increased efficiency,
resulting in lower per-unit costs.
The die-cast and injection-molded scale model replicas manufactured by
Zindart Manufacturing are sold through hobby shops, collectors' clubs,
car and equipment dealers, toy and gift stores and other
Zindart Manufacturing has successfully developed long-term relationships
with many of its principal customers, including Hallmark, for which
Zindart Manufacturing has been a leading supplier of collectible holiday
ornaments since 1982. Zindart Manufacturing manufactures many of
Hallmark's Keepsake Ornaments, which consist of a variety of Christmas
ornaments, holiday-themed pieces and other giftware both in die-cast
zinc alloy and plastic. Hallmark's Keepsake Ornaments product line also
includes freestanding decorations such as die-cast replicas of pedal
cars. The production of Keepsake Ornaments requires highly developed
hand spray-painting skills and attention to quality by each member of
Zindart Manufacturing's workforce in order to meet Hallmark's exacting
aesthetic and quality requirements. The Company also started business
relationships with Mattel in 1997 to include die-cast collectibles. Now,
Mattel is one of the Zindart Manufacturing's major customers.
Develop additional major customers Zindart Manufacturing Ltd has a
core group of large customers, but also manufactures products for many
smaller customers. Zindart expects that it may be able to develop
several of these smaller customers into major customers as they become
familiar with the benefits of Zindart Manufacturing's turnkey
manufacturing service. Zindart Manufacturing offers major customers a
dedicated production team and dedicated production space, which can
provide such customers with attractive advantages. For example, Zindart
Manufacturing can customize its production facilities to meet the
specific needs of its customers, and the customers are able to exercise
greater control over the production process, thereby enhancing quality
control and cost efficiency, increasing confidentiality and expediting
scheduling and delivery timetables. Zindart Manufacturing's ability to
offer such dedicated production services has led to enhance
relationships with its core customer base.
Diversify product offerings - Zindart is diversifying its product
offerings to include the manufacture of other consumer products that
utilize Zindart Manufacturing's current competitive advantages and
production expertise. Further, new product lines are expected to
decrease seasonality that has been experienced historically. By
diversifying into product lines in which the demand timing varies from
that of Zindart Manufacturing's traditional product lines, the
utilization of manufacturing facilities can improve, thereby improving
Deploy advanced management information systems - Zindart is enhancing
manufacturing and business processes through the deployment of advanced
management information systems that enable the real-time monitoring and
management of its operating and financial performance and resources.
Zindart Manufacturing is implementing an Enterprise Resources Planning
System to enhance its master planning and operation efficiency.