MFG.com, the largest global sourcing marketplace for the manufacturing industry is expanding its global buying and selling pathways to now include Thai manufacturers.
MFG.com's platform enables companies to intelligently connect, source, collaborate and perform due diligence with transparency and intellectual property protection. MFG.com has the largest vetted supplier database comprising machine shops, fabricators, injection molders and contract manufacturers around the globe.
"Thailand is known around the world for its high quality suppliers of automotive components. Those companies are very good at exporting," said Mitch Free, CEO and Founder of MFG.com. "But there are a lot of world class manufacturers outside the auto parts industry in Thailand that have not previously had access to exporting opportunities. As buyers in the west look to find great quality at a good price they keep telling us that they want greater access to suppliers in Thailand. MFG.com is excited to be building a bridge between the suppliers in Thailand and the buyers in the west. We think this is a "win" for everyone."
Mr. Free also noted, because of Thailand's strong manufacturing base, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which comes into fruition in 2015 will benefit as MFG.com will open global sourcing and selling opportunities to all nations of the 10 member ASEAN community which consists of half a billion people, GDP in excess of US$1.5 trillion and a total trading base of more than US$1 trillion per year.
MFG.com supports virtually all manufacturing processes required to go from drawings to parts including Machining, Injection Molding, Fabrication, Stamping, Casting, Assembly, Molding and Industrial Components. MFG.com facilitates the sourcing of billions of dollars’ worth of manufacturing each month between members in 50 countries. MFG.com is based in Atlanta and has regional headquarters in Shanghai and Paris.
Mitch Free himself is a dynamic captain of global industry, recognized among his peers for his insatiable curiosity, strategic vision, domain expertise and creative management style. INC. magazine named him an "Entrepreneur of the Year" finalist in 2005, he was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of Year regional winner in 2008 and under his leadership MFG.com has been consistently ranked as one of the top technology growth companies in the United States. Mitch is an avid speaker at technology forums and conferences, including presentations to the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, Harvard Business School, Wharton and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.