Disrupting industries through lean management and uncompromising standards within global supply chains.
Since 2014, we've been operating in legal cannabis industries within North America.
As the industry continues to evolve, mature and consolidate, we recognized that existing and traditional distribution models were becoming less valuable, as access to manufacturing and global supply chains became available. However, we recognized there were fundamental challenges shared by many cannabis operators (including ourselves) who tried to create cost savings and competitiveness through outsourcing strategies (mostly located in China).
China doesn't have a legal cannabis industry and most likely won't for a very long time, so the gap between industry knowledge, understanding business needs and consumer behavior was a significant barrier for execution and efficiency.
In 2018, our group moved to China to apply our experience, thought and leadership - closing the gap between an exciting and emerging industry and a robust and advanced manufacturing footprint that presents cost savings to our cannabis clients.
Today, we own and operate two (2) factories in Shenzhen, China. After working with factories for the past decade, we decided to build our first factory in the spring of 2019 in Shajing (Bao’an) that became the first factory to exclusively manufacture for Advanced Vapor Devices (AVD) that is ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (Medical Device) and GMP-Compliant. Due to capacity needs, we opened our second factory in Fuyong (Bao’an) that manufactures for both AVD and GoodCarts, a new economy line that will soon launch in the fall of 2021.
We have entered into an exclusive partnership with Shenzhen Yuto, China’s leading packaging supplier with over 32 factories located throughout China, Indonesia, India and Vietnam. Together, we are committed to delivering the highest quality packaging offerings designed specifically for cannabis. Our capabilities range from traditional paper, plastics, aluminum, and glass materials to plant-based molded pulp or our very own hemp-based plastics.
Opening in the fall of 2021, we are excited to open our third factory that will focus purely on consumer electronics and all battery-powered devices that vaporize dry herb, wax concentrate and plant-based extracts.
Our Supply Chain
ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR STARTING MATERIAL
We’ve worked with a variety of Chinese factory partners over the past decade but never gained access to more than meeting rooms, factory tours, and quotes that tied to MOQ’s.
Owning our factories has allowed us to realize the real magic of manufacturing isn’t necessarily inside of the factory, but the quality of the raw material suppliers and components required within the Bill of Materials (BOM).
We’ve spent the past several years developing our own in-house network of suppliers that work exclusively with our organization, allowing us to have enhanced visibility, create more efficient SOP’s and enforce higher standards that were not possible before.
Today, nearly 80% of our raw material suppliers are either in-house or contracted exclusively to work with our organization, allowing us greater efficiency, consistency, and cost controls.
We own and operate a Professional Recruiting company inside of China that helps identify top-shelf talent not only for our own personal needs but also helping other foreign companies and brands source talent ranging from designers, engineers, quality assurance experts, materials specialists, sourcing agents, and more. Let us know if you’re needing “feet on the street” when working with Chinese suppliers. We can help.
ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR TEAM
We believe that companies are only as good as the people they recruit, develop and retain. Therefore, we have spent the past several years putting together a tremendous team of experienced and passionate subject matter experts in China that offers a wide range of experience and backgrounds.
We create a culture that rewards outstanding achievement and mutual trust, where we are truly committed to solving difficult problems with uncompromising standards.
We spend a great deal of time providing training and industry insight to our team, helping them better understand the growing cannabis industry by former industry operators of state-licensed producer-processors ranging from cultivation, genetics, terpene profiles, child safety requirements, unique regulatory issues and advanced consumer knowledge, teaching them not only how to produce amazing results for our cannabis clients, but also why we do the things we do.