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Helping Kiwi Manufacturers Compete Globally Through Strategic Sourcing

The Profit Process

The Profit Process

Tap into our network of pre-screened factories to maximise production and quality while keeping costs down.
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Insiders Guide

Insiders Guide

Follow these insider’s steps to pick the best manufacturing partner for you.
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Utilise our international network of prescreened factories to help maximise production, enhance quality and reduce costs.
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RFP Template

Your company can’t do everything internally, and when your business needs to source a product or service, you might need to shop around.

An RFP allows you to collect offers from various vendors and choose the vendor that best meets your criteria, both in skill and budget.

Here, we’ve provided an RFP template you can follow for initial structure, as well as a sample RFP for further inspiration. But it isn’t one-size-fits-all — you’ll need to tailor your RFP to best state your company’s needs.

The Profit Process

We spend the time with you upfront so we clearly understand your product needs. For contract manufacturing, this is a critical part of our process and allows us to employ end-to-end process management to keep our eyes across the production process in detail through effective quality controls.

We work with an international network of prescreened factories every day to help maximise production and quality and keep costs down. 

With a full suite of machine engineering equipment at our disposal, through factories we trust, no project is beyond reach.



When trading with China, we engage eight core services at various points throughout our process.

  1. Factory selection and auditing
  2. Pricing assessment and negotiation
  3. Quality assurance processes
  4. End-to-end project management
  5. Communication and translation services
  6. Management of legal and fiscal activity
  7. Cultural and international relations
  8. Logistics and delivery

You Hold the Remote

We give our customers full control over the production of their products with a four step approval process.

  1. Acceptance of proposal and contract engagement
  2. Sample or pilot sample approved
  3. Pre-production run
  4. Approval to manufacture or re-order

Eyes on the Ball

To identify problems or risks early we have a four-step approval process. This process is customised for intensive production monitoring, meaning surprise delays, cost overruns or miscommunications are a thing of the past.

Factory Fit

We have a New Zealand engineer assess all production processes and control systems for each factory. This means we carefully review factory abilities and management systems, production processes and policies, quality control systems, record keeping and social compliance, so that you don’t have to.

Step by Step Checks

Our regular factory visits help us make sure designs are running to plan. We assure quality through pre-production, first article, in-process and final product inspections.

Good to Go

Prior to shipment, packaging needs are checked and sample products are inspected.

Insiders Guide to contract Manufacturing

 You had an idea, had it designed, prototyped, made your first smaller volume production and maybe your second. 

Now you realise that to increase sales, market penetration and competitiveness you’re going to need higher volume production.

 What do you do? How do you ‘successfully’ bridge the gap from lower volume to higher volume manufacturing? The following tips should help put your mind at ease.


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We take the heat, you make the gains. Our business and support systems manage the risk of dealing with global manufacturers.

When partnering with Linkeight you can have the confidence your business will receive professional service standards, product quality and at the best price.

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With offices in New Zealand and Shanghai, we are in the unique position of always having someone on the ground in both centres to give you faster, more accurate information and engagement.

Keep in the loop

Receive the Insiders Guide to Selecting a Strategic Supply Partner, along with several case studies of how Linkeight has increased competitiveness.

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