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Ian Wigglesworth
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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 23 Sep 2007, 09:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Interesting comments Peter,

If correct about the lack of preventive maintenance, H & S in Chinese manufacturing it makes me wonder how people that perhaps work in a well regulated industry, with good H & S,would feel if they were told that there would be no more preventive maintenance, PA Testing & so on to compete with the far east ?

Double standards ?

So, is the purchaser happy for someone on the other side of the world to make his goods in less than accepted "western" conditions for a lower price, provided the same principles do not apply to him/her in their work.

Personally, I would prefer to pay a little more (& still no actual figures from anyone) & have my goods manufactured closer to home.

Be interesting to see how Chinese made models "stand the test of time" !

I agree with that!

Much better to have the items built closer to home and pay that little bit extra for, would make it so much easier for replacement parts and spares me thinks.

I wonder what the actual price difference is on a per model basis, from those built overseas and here?

For arguments sake lets say a a RRP of £100 what does it cost to make here and overseas, taking into account all the shipping costs etc.

To have the model built here what would that RRP increase to?

It would be interesting to know!

Ian
 

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 23 Sep 2007, 11:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>H & B are, of course well aware of what the RRP would be if the models were built here.

There's about as much chance at H or B telling us an honest answer to that one as a traffic free M25 at 8 in the morning !

If you read some of the 'spin' they didn't move just because of the cost......yeh right!

http://www.chinabusinessservices.com/blog/?p=368

I couldn't find the review they are talking about in the Sept 2006 issue though, that would be interesting.

EDIT- found it :- http://www.cbbc.org/the_review/review_arch...rofiles/21.html

This is the case study on Hornby moving to China.

Ian

Traffic free M25............mmmm it's not going to happen then!
 
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