Rapid growth in emerging markets and the development of value offering in traditional hubs is diversifying opportunities across the region. Manufacturing in Asia is ideal for foreign investors with needs at all stages of the production chain. Vietnam, India, and Indonesia compliment established technical competence in China with efficient production and low cost assembly. If harnessed correctly, investors can leverage distributed sourcing networks, factories, and assembly facilities across a variety of countries to great effect.
Asia’s diverse range of costs and capabilities, however, can create difficult choices for executives with limited exposure to the region. Labor cost differentials, special economic zones, and logistics costs are just some of the factors that differ significantly between markets, and even within a single country. On top of this, Asia’s complex network of trade agreements plays a largely overlooked role in defining effective entry points and profitable corporate structures. Making the wrong decisions can result in lengthy periods of establishment, inefficient supply chains, and increased costs.
Dezan Shira & Associates has helped a wide-array of foreign investors successfully establish and optimize manufacturing operations in Asia. At the pre-investment phase, the firm can help evaluate individual markets, identify locations for establishment, and structure supply chains, while the firm can also help maximize profitability and maintain statutory compliance once operational. Dezan Shira & Associates has been helping foreign manufacturers succeed in Asia for over 25 years; the firm is well placed to help you manage your investment in this industry.