Asyut Air Toys (name changed) is an Egyptian toy company that used to manufacture its own toys until the year 2016. The company was suffering huge losses and the chiefs were planning to shut down the company forever until a nephew of the chairman told him that Republic of China is the place where they can outsource the plastic mold work to and keep the distribution and sales stuff in their own hands.
The chairman gave the task to his nephew to find the perfect plastic mold company to keep the company running. The nephew (we will call him Khufu here although his real name is different), went to China the next week to look for the perfect manufacturer for his uncle’s company.
Khufu checked most of the plastic molding companies in major cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Taipei, Guangzhou, and Tianjin, but didn’t find the quality to be even near to what he expected.
The Asyut Air Toys perhaps produces the best quality plastic toys in the country of Egypt or maybe the whole Arab world. Khufu didn’t want to go back and answer his uncle that he came back disappointed, so he started researching the internet. He came across a factory in the city of Dongguan that looked very professional to him. He called up on the given number and fixed a meeting with them. Khufu was in Taipei at the time, he took a flight to Dongguan straight and reached there just to find out that some of the top American and European toy companies too are getting their toys manufactured there.
Khufu was sure that he has found the perfect manufacturer for his uncle’s products. Khufu ordered them the first 10, 000 units and went back to Egypt with a couple of prototypes. Khufu’s uncle was more than happy to see the prototypes, and now within 2 years of dealing with that Dongguan manufacturer, they are back to where they were in the year 2010. The days of glory and profits!