An annual gift to surprise valued stake-holders remains a great way to create a lasting impression.
Our long-term client PropertyGuru, South East Asia's leading PropTech company knows this (all) too well and over the years, their annual gift became a true collectors item.
Handpicked was pleased to be part of this co-creation once again and assisted in the design, production and shipping of the one and only Teddy Bear.
Have a look as we highlight some of the steps of this production taking place in a handpicked factory in Guangzhou, China.
Compared to previous years, this Teddy Bear was blessed with a slightly bigger head and smaller legs, adding more cuteness to the soft-toy. Below some pictures and a short video of this years Teddies-models.
Earlier this year Handpicked co-designed and produced "Rolling Fortune Cats" for a leading mobile classifieds marketplace, Carousell. Please scroll down to read more about Carousell.
At the end of this post you can find a short video-demonstration of the "Rolling Fortune Cat" in action.
The production of these custom-made ceramic figures was done by hand, making each piece unique.
An interesting hand-made production executed with care. Lets have a closer look at some of the steps!
Above: Ceramic is pressed into moulds and dried
Below: Excess ceramic is manually removed
A Customized Gift Set Including a Sleek Laptop Sleeve with Tech Gadgets.
The Handpicked Factories Sourcing Team assisted in the creation of this awesome TechPack.
The TechPack consisted out of a sleek design laptop sleeve branded with company logo of the leading PropTech company in South East Asia.
In the laptop sleeve, a bespoke black foam filler was custom made to fit the TechContent, which housed a logo-shaped USB Key, customized smartphone charging cable and a branded pop socket.
The items are produced in various handpicked factories and were assembled in a partner factory in Shenzhen.
Whilst we visited the factory for a production QC, Handpicked checked the assembly-line, coordinated the packaging and checked the electrical gadgets.
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Click 'Read More' on the right and watch a short video of the assembly line.
Handpicked co-created and produced a line of luggages for Europe's leading hospitality institute Mise en Place.
The luggages are originally designed for Mise en Place and have unique features and branding elements. The suitcase even has a build-in USB power charger!
Scroll down to see more pictures and videos about the making of the suitcase.
Another update about the custom made Suit Bag will be soon online too.
The suitcase has an embossed logo. For this branding style a special mould was designed and produced. The below images show the initial design of this unique feature.
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Small unique designer details are used; the zipper and a small element in the wheels are produced in corporate red. The luggage was assembled with high quality handles, a combination lock and a water resistant output for the USB charger.
The CEO of a Dutch based architecture firm created an 'out of the box' brief.
As the CEO says, "Sometimes clients must somewhat take a 'gamble' before selecting a specific (preliminary) design. After that it is up to us, the architects to deliver, since the rough strokes from the first drawings need to be replaced by accuracy and finesse."
"The dices represent the playfulness and the “gamble" factor, whereas the box is the main structure holding the creative impulses in check."
Possibly one of the most classic yet popular corporate gifts, the water bottle.
A well-known multinational corporation with its regional head quarters based in South East Asia finalized its launch of a new system.
One must be thirsty to start working with these newly implemented systems. Through Handpicked these beautiful water bottles were gifted to the team members involved. The bottles came with different colour combinations in accordance to the logo colors.
And you know what they say:
"Classics are never out of style.”
During a quality check the print-work is tested
One of our latest production are these fun Fortune Cats (a.k.a 招财猫 "Zhao Cai Mao")!
These are high quality porcelain figures adorned with the client's signature red logo on their belly, and on it's hand - proudly holding the icon of the company.
Carousell, the client, is a well-known online mobile and online consumer to consumer marketplace for buying and selling new and secondhand goods. They operate in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the United States, and would be the go-to platform most locals use to buy or sell items.
The Lunar New Year falls on February 16th this year, and China grinds to a halt for 2-3weeks as all 1.42 billion people in this country gather with their families and friends to usher in the year of the dog.
The dog ranks as the eleventh (out of twelve) animal in Chinese zodiac. Where each animal carries a particular set of traits and nature, the dog is the symbol of loyalty and honesty.
At the end of the year 2017 Handpicked experienced what Santa is experiencing every Christmas.
For a client in the Asia Pacific region, Handpicked created and shipped some wonderful gift bags to Malaysia and Singapore.
Each Christmas bag was filled with a few gifts: A cute Teddy Bear wearing a cool "PG10 Hoodie"; a popular fidget spinner and a customised calendar for each country.
Handpicked assisted in the design of every item, managed the production of the customised goods and planned the logistics for the goods to be assembled in Guangzhou prior to shipping it to the different locations.
Please have a look at the pictures below and see what Handpicked did for the production of the bags, the fidget spinners, the Teddy Bears, the different country calendars and more.
As most of you know, China's manufacturing industry has -due to its large scale and capacity- earned itself the title of "The World's Factory".
But apart from the capacity of the factories to mass-produce within a given lead-time, another advantage is that factories are likely to have the variety of material, technology and resources to customise products.
Updates and behind-the-scenes of our Sourcing, Procurement & Manufacturing assignments.
Wondering if it would benefit you to buy or produce directly from an overseas factory?