Welcome to Azure International

Azure International is a leading investment and advisory company focused on China's cleantech energy sector. Founded in 2003, we have a team of 20+ local and international professionals based in China with backgrounds in engineering, marketing, manufacturing, consulting, policy, government relations and finance. In addition to deep advisory capabilities in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon management, and energy finance, we have proven capability to invest in and accelerate the development of clean energy companies.  Our portfolio and partner companies have achieved both significant commercial success and returns to investors. Azure provides the necessary expertise and execution capabilities in China to lead relationship development with government and strategic partners, project execution, sourcing, sales and technology development – all with deep understanding of Chinese and international requirements.

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Azure International

Tel: +86 10 8447 7053

Fax: +86 10 8447 7058

E-mail: info@azure-international.com

Companies considering involvement with the China market are frequently aware of the benefits as well as the various challenges of sourcing from China. Azure can minimize your risks with experienced, localized international and domestic staff, and a network of trusted partners and suppliers with good reputations both in and outside of China. Azure Sourcing Solutions ensures that your supply chain will be efficiently controlled and managed, with significant cost and time savings.

Why sourcing in China?

Cost Savings

Component & material costs often make up +70% of product costs and can typically be reduced 15-60% by prudent sourcing from China

Supply Concentration

Extensive concentration, segmentation, and specialization of high performing suppliers make China a one-stop shop for even the most difficult procurement needs

Production Scalability

Chinese suppliers, when managed optimally, can rapidly scale up production, accelerating product time to market

Access to Asia

Sourcing in China/Asia facilitates access to local and regional markets

 

Azure managing China sourcing adds value to your company

Free up management resources by being your partner on-the-ground
Accelerate your growth timeline to market and profitability
Improve your value proposition and ability to attract financing
Manage your procurement and supply chain risks and assure quality
Introduce you to one of the world's most important cleantech markets

Azure Sourcing Solutions

  • Assess and identify lowest cost locations in Asia for part sourcing and / or contract manufacturing
  • Lead negotiation of cost driving components
  • Optimize direct and indirect procurement costs
  • Reduce overall component / Bill of Material (BOM) and / or logistics costs, including premium freight
  • Locate, evaluate and qualify contract manufacturers (CM) and original design manufacturers (ODM) for manufacturing of products
  • Manage CM / ODM in ongoing projects, manage schedule and quality
  • RFP / RFI processes and suppliers that are qualified to provide components, products and services necessary within specified timeframe and budget
  • Sourcing plans for new products based on detailed products BOMs
  • Supervise raw materials, work in process (WIP) and finished goods, logistics as necessary to ensure quality and delivery targets
  • Troubleshoot quality issues at the manufacturer or component supplier as they arise
  • Assess and optimize existing supply chain
  • Transfer component manufacturing to more qualified suppliers while minimizing disruption and costs to current production

Azure Sourcing Capabilities

 

  • Cost savings typically in the range of 15-90%, depending on the technology
  • Databases with detailed supplier profiles customizable to various sourcing needs in specialized areas listed below
  • Experienced with contracting, purchasing, and delivery of many product categories across various cleantech sectors
  • Specialized in sourcing of non-standard / custom parts in China

 

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Azure Sourcing Process 

 

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Azure Sourcing Cooperation Concept  

 

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