Dalian is a city in the north coast of China, not too far from Korea and Japan, in Liaoning province. It is a major seaport with a well-developed harbor and airport and has today grown to become a significant hub of finance and logistics as well. Because of its strategic importance, Baichao Metal Manufacturing chose Dalian to set up its operations in 2010.
The First Baby Step
The journey to success began in 2010 when Robin Zhu and Yolanda Zhao set up the shop in an area of less than 5000 sq. feet. They had with them lots of dreams, which were shared by the 10 workmen who were part of the first team. The tools in hand for the newly opened facility were 1 Swiss Bystronic Co2 laser cutting Bysprint 3015, 1 Bystronic press brake Xact Smart 50, and 1 Amada PEGA 345 CNC Turret Punch.
Securing the Domestic Market
The team focused on getting small orders with the aim of fulfilling to the highest quality possible. There was a yawning gap in the quality of sheet metal fabrication work available in China, and we made it our mission to bridge that gap. One client led to another, and the next three years were spent consolidating our position and establishing our reputation.
All Set To Fly
By this time, our factory had expanded to more than 12000 square feet, and we now had 25 skilled workmen to keep up with the increased volumes of orders of sheet metal bracket fabrication and related orders. We also invested in better equipment by adding 1 LVD Shearing machine, 1 Yaskava Motoman welding robot, and several OTC welding machines to our arsenal. By this time, we had got a good grip on the domestic market and were ready to spread our wings further. Distant lands now beckoned us.
In 2014, we got our first overseas order, and from there on, it was one country at that time. Our global footprint expanded steadily and we made a mark in several countries while continuing to consolidate our domestic market. In order to successfully deliver the increasingly complex orders we were getting from near and far, we further expanded our equipment inventory with the addition of 4400W Bystronic laser cutting machine, LVD 4.1m bending length press brake, and Bystronic 225 Ton bending capacity press brake.
Within one year, the sustained efforts to grab a share of the international market begun to pay off. In 2015, we had established our presence in Europe, North America, and Australia, without taking our feet off the accelerator in Asia and China. Within 5 years of formation, we had our clients in 5 continents of the world, in as many as 20 countries.
The Growth Story Continues…
In the last four years, we have grown from strength to strength. Our manufacturing facility has now grown to more than 75000 square feet. Our fledgling team of 10 workmen in 2010 has now grown to more than 70 skilled and motivated workmen and they are supplemented by as many as 5 highly qualified engineers as well. We continue to set benchmarks in China in the matter of cutting edge technology and were the first in North China to adopt the Bystronic 6000W fiber laser cutting machine. In the last few years, some of the other machines we have added to our fleet are 1 auto bending machine, 1 Bystronic press brake, 1 LVD shearing machine, and hardware insertion machines.
In these 9 years of successful existence, we have never wavered once from our focus on quality and precision, making our clients come back to us again and again. We value our client’s time, which is why we deliver our orders efficiently and punctually. We also value our client’s money, which is why we offer the best prices possible. Whether it is large scale deliverables or individual prototypes, our commitment to quality would stay unchanged. This has helped us get ISO 9001 certification which we hold up as proudly as we do our clients’ testimonials.