Thailand is a good place to source
Acrylic & Lucite products such as: acrylic, lucite, nails, aquarium,
painting, whirlpool, tub, bird, cage, latex, paint, displays, awards,
sheets, frame, lipstick, holder, Thailand Acrylic Companies etc...
Years ago I met a guy who had just come to
Thailand to live. He contacted me on the Internet and was looking for a
condo to rent. I helped to fix him up with a unit in the same building
as me. We spent many hours in the small swimming pool and over a beer
chatting about life and work. Later I was to find that his story is not
He had a successful
business manufacturing acrylic and lucite products in Germany. An
established business with many customers in the acrylic gifts,
promotions and in the shop display and shop fitting business. Costs were
escalating in his home country so he ventured east to look for some
acrylic manufacturers who could manufacture some of his production.
His first port of call was Taiwan. Here
he found a Taiwanese lady who was very helpful and found him some
factories that could make his acrylic products cheaper than in Europe.
This lady although adept at product sourcing had no idea about quality
control. My friend then spent several months, and several thousand
dollars, commuting between Germany and Taiwan to oversee
production and ensure that the quality was going to be up to his teutonic standards.
He made good business, the prices of his
acrylic products even with shipping costs were cheaper than he could
produce back home. He however made one very major mistake. He fell in
love with the oriental charms of the Taiwanese girl. Things looked good
on the business front but his personal life was now complicated by the
fact that he had a wife and children in Germany and a lover in Taiwan.
Even though production was now up to standard and his acrylic drawers
and display shelving was now flowing nicely to Germany he needed to make
more and more (business) trips.
He needed more money. So he sold his
factory, keeping an interest in it as marketing manager. Now he had cash
in hand and flew back to the far east. On his way to Taiwan he called in
to Bangkok to explore the Thai market. He was introduced to a beautiful
Thai girl who showed him around and sourced some acrylic manufacturers
for him. He now made another very serious mistake. He fell in love with
the oriental charms of this Thai girl.
So sitting by the pool with his beautiful
Thai lady he was flying out the next day to check on things in Taiwan
before flying back to Germany to be with his kids for their
birthday....the story continues