A mere 30 years ago SEZ (special economic zone) Shenzhen, China was a fishing village. Just across from Hong Kong in Guondong province, the fireworks light show that flashes multicolored commercial messaging from dominoes of 60-100 story buildings today stand as evidence of the incredible thrust Chinese manufacturing offers today’s high tech world. Canopy CEO Andrew Kamin arrived here Monday at 2am. His trip is focused around an MFI (made for iPhone) licensing summit Apple is holding here this week at the massive Sheraton complex in the central business sector. Flanked by long standing company liaison Haynes Liu from Hong Yang’s group JJY, Andrew will source a trusted manufacturing partner for Sensus.
To say this Orwellian city of glass and steel offers a competitive variety of potential partners is to understate Shenzhen’s capabilities. Navigating the sea of choices takes the seasoned guidance and business acumen JJY offers. They will help steer Canopy to the right choice that provides the tight quality control and timely delivery that Andrew expects from any partner. This manufacturing mega city will translate the expert work put into Canopy’s US built prototypes for mass production preparing Sensus for its early 2013 retail launch.
Photography © Canopy 2012 by Eric Melzer