I have been involved in the quality control business for more than 10 years and we work mainly in China
where I am also based with my company.
Today we see excellent quality products produced and with every boat show
I visit in China, the quality and design of the marine
products as well as the boats them self improve.
Today, many Chinese owned productions are catching up fast, they have skilled and motivated staff, enough cash to invest into their operations, and eager to move from the manufacturing only position to the complete chain including the sales in the western world.
China will inevitably become one of the leading boat building nations. Not only for the western markets, but also for the rapidly increasing regional markets.
Boat builders will not be able to miss this market ... Hence having to build the boats locally .... A prime example is the automotive industry, for whom the emerging markets such as China are a gold mine.
With over 25000 factory visits on our books
, I believe we can assess the situation here in China quite well, and I am convinced in 10 years time the negative comments about Chinese quality will die away the same as it has been with Japanese products sole years ago.
having said this, inevitably we will go out of business, or move to an other place.