How to Source for IBC Bins from a Blender Machine Manufacturer in China
I know finding the right IBC bin blender machine manufacturer in China can be an overwhelming task with over 100s of factories actively involved in this industry. Most likely, you may end up sourcing for IBC bins from incompetent or fraudulent companies.
Today, I am going to share with you practical hacks on how to go about this process successfully.
This is going to be a step-by-step process, to guide throughout the entire product sourcing plan.
Let’s start the sourcing process:
#1: What Kind of IBC Bin Blenders Are You Looking For?
You need to be very specific on the kind of IBC bins you need.
Why do I say so?
There are many types of intermediate bin blenders in the market. These bins are designed for different industries such as pharmaceutical, food processing or laboratory applications.
They have different features and performance standards.
I don’t see any point why this is always a big issue to most people. You don’t have to think about this since it is straight forward.
Maybe, you should ask yourself these simple questions:
- Which industry are you involved in?
- What materials do you intend to process?
With this information, you can easily get a specific type of IBC bin for your application. Remember, the bin blender machine manufacturers have many types of products, available in both standard and customizable options.
Take for instance, these series of SaintyCo bin blenders:
Image Source: SaintyCo
Clearly, all these machines are designed to meet unique performance criteria and standards. It is why you can see the HYD, HZD and HTD series.
In case you are new to IBC bin blenders, here are valuable resources where you can learn more about these machines:
- Video: The Working Principle of an IBC Bin Blender
- How to Select the Right Blender for Powder Mixing Plants
- We Analyzed 10 Different IBC Bin Blenders from Global Manufacturers: This is What We Learned
#2: Start Searching for Original IBC Bin Blender Manufacturer in China
First, we have to admit that China is a manufacturing hub for most global companies. It is for this reason that you’ll find the American and European companies have their subsidiary companies or OEM partners here in China.
You can see this as indicated in the statistics below:
Here are the leading producers of machine tools as at 2015. The value is in million euros. Source – Statista
Honestly, these are many IBC bin blender machine manufacturers in China. These include both genuine and fake equipment manufacturers.
Here, I will show you how to get the bin blender directly from the original manufacturer. It is the only sure way to acquire high quality equipment.
But, before that, let me bring this to your attention:
I have seen many foreign companies searching for manufacturers on various online marketplaces such as Made in China or Alibaba. I don’t recommend these.
It is because you’re likely to be duped. Take for instance; Alibaba has been trying to fight the existence of counterfeit products, a menace whose solution may not be realized soon.
Of course, you can see this as reported in various reputable media outlets:
- Alibaba Faces Backlash Over Promises on Counterfeits – Reported on The Wall Street Journal
- China’s Alibaba back on the US counterfeits blacklist – Reported on BBC
In short, save yourself this agony.
Here is exactly what you should do:
#3: Simple Steps to Finding Original IBC Blender Machine Manufacturer in China
You should follow these simple steps to get high quality intermediate bulk container bin blender manufacturers:
· Using Search Engines to Find the Original Manufacturers of Bin Blenders
You can use either Bing or Google. Even though the giant search engine in China is Baidu, a number of Chinese companies that target the global markets have the English version of their websites.
This data shows search engines market share as at 2017. Data Source – Net Applications
For the scope of this article, I will mainly focus on Google and a little of Bing. This is because Google is the widely used search engine.
You can see this clearly from the data above.
Furthermore, the original bin blender manufacturers have multilingual customer representatives. There is no need to worry about language barrier – no need for translators.
During this process, you should aim to do an in-depth research about the company. Once you get a reputable company, there will be no need to worry about quality or delivery procedures.
Here is what you should do:
· How to Use Google to Find Bin Blender Manufacturers
With Google, it is quite simple. All you need is to conduct your search based on terms related to IBC bin blender machine manufacturers.
That is, you may consider:
- “Bin blenders in China”
- “IBC bin blender manufacturers in China”
- “IBC bin blender in China”
Again, whenever you are doing this search, I will recommend that you go up to page 5 (1 to 5) of the Goggle search results. This is because quite a number of IBC bin blender machine manufacturer in China are still struggling to rank on the first page of Google.
This is what I mean by page 5 of Google search results.
Therefore, you’ll find that whenever you enter as search term such as “IBC Bin Blender Manufacturers in China”.
This is what you will see on the first page of the Goggle for all search results:
This is the first page of Google search results. They are all from either Alibaba or Made in China
NOTE: Do you remember my warning about online marketplaces. You should ignore all these.
As you continue to page 2, 3, 4 or 5 of the Goggle search results on IBC bin blender manufacturers in China, you will begin to see original manufacturers of this equipment.
Let’s look at page 3:
The search results on page 3 of Google.
I hope you can see what I mean.
But, that alone is not enough. Remember, I said you have to do a deep internet search.
What I mean by this is:
Visit every category of the Google search results. These include sections labeled: all (as seen above), images, videos and news.
These are categories of Google search results for IBC bin blender manufacturers in China.
Here is what you’ll find:
When you opt for images, this is what you will see:
This is a section of the image search results.
From here, you can identify the design of an IBC bin blender that suits your applications. Again, you should follow only those links that lead you to the original manufacturer’s website.
You should do that for every section of the search results. However, when it comes to YouTube, focus on the person/company that uploaded the video.
This is what I mean here:
A video search result for videos.
Follow the same procedure when doing the search via Bing search engine. Here is an example of search results from Bing:
This is a search result for IBC bin blender machine manufacturers in China.
In short the process will remain the same.
By the end of this process, you should have at least 3 to 4 different manufacturers. You should visit the official websites of these manufacturers and contact them based on what they offer.
Normally, I recommend going through the IBC bin blender catalogues of these companies. By doing this, you will not waste time sending inquiries to companies that do not sell the type of bin blenders you need.
#4: Request for a Quote or Send Inquiries
In most cases, you will find that the IBC blender machine manufacturers will respond to your inquiries in less than 24 hours within the working hours. Also, it shouldn’t take more than 48 hours during holidays.
You should send quotes to all companies you have listed from your search.
Here are vital aspects you need to include in your quote:
- Minimum quantity order/number of machines
- Pricing for an order
- Turnaround time
- Terms/modes of payment
- Distribution network
- Whether they offer custom designs of IBC bin blenders or standard
- Other options available
I recommend that you draft a simple and straightforward quote/inquiry. With this, it will be easy for the company to get back to you in time.
Here is a sample of an email:
My mane is [your name] and I am from [name of your company]. I visited your company’s website today and I am interested in placing an order for HZD Pharma Blending System.
Could you please clarify the following?
- Your minimum order.
- Best price for one set of this equipment.
- If there is a possibility of a customized model since we are a high production company.
- Time it will take to deliver the equipment in Washington, U.S.A.
- Payment requirements/terms.
- If the company offers after sales services.
I am looking forward to hear from your company soon.
[Details about your company such as street, building, phone number, etc.]
With this kind of a structure, I am sure you’ll get appropriate information pertaining to your inquiry.
#5: Do More Research About the Bin Blender Manufacturer
I recommend that you do a thorough research as you wait for the feedback from the companies. Ensure the company is cGMP and CE compliant.
Always, go for one that offers cost competitive prices. They should have years of experience and a reliable product distribution network.
As you can see, sourcing an IBC bin blender from China is a simple process after you have done a thorough search on the internet. Once you get a reliable bin blender manufacturer, it is quite easier to negotiate deals.
In case you find the process tiresome, don’t hesitate to contact me. I am always ready to help.
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