ATF Magazine Feature - April 2012
"We have had a business in Guangzhou for several years, however
we simply outgrew our old premises there" says CEO, David
Previously based in the historic PanYu district, Image Label
Systems have recently re-located to Nansha.
"Our new premises give us access to considerably more space, and
that's important given the growth we are experiencing" Marshall
says. And, he points out, in the context of China's role in global
"China is the world's largest producer and exporter of apparel,
and is by a considerable margin the number one sourcing option for
Australasian brands. This makes a strong presence in China an
essential element for any business looking to provide a total label
"We aim to be a single point provider for customers" explains
Marshall, "and in our view that means having production and
distribution as close as possible to our customers supply
"With China such a dominant player today, having our own
business there has given us a real edge. It gives us control and
flexibility, and ultimately they are the deciding factors in
delivering a successful solution."
And it doesn't stop there.
New office in Shanghai...
Following hard on the heels of the expansion of their Guangzhou
facility, Image Label Systems has opened an office in Shanghai,
another step in the expansion of their supply footprint throughout
Asia and the Pacific.
"Our new facility in Shanghai provides warehousing and
distribution services nearer to the manufacturing regions in the
north-east of China" says CEO David Marshall.
The five eastern coastal Provinces of Guangdong, Zhejiang,
Jiangsu, Shandong and Fujian together contribute 80% of China's
total apparel production, with the adjoining inland Provinces of
Henan, Jiangxi and Hunan achieving rapid development.
"The future is about delivering ongoing efficiencies into our
customers supply chains, particularly in the context of costs and
time to market" says Marshall. "Our production, warehousing and
distribution footprint in China will continue to grow as a major
component of this strategy".