Vision grew out of the question “what kind of products can SMEs and eCommerce businesses in the US and EU get manufactured domestically today?”. In a time when the old world order of free trade and cheap manual labor unravels – this question is more relevant than ever.

The problem – and opportunity – is that we didn’t have the answer. Hence, we embarked on a project with the following mission statement:

1. Uncover what products can be economically manufactured in North America and Europe

2. Provide truthful and transparent cost comparisons between North America/EU and China

3. Provide supplier lists and other relevant resources

4. Reach out to suppliers in North America and Europe to learn more about their processes and terms

We’ll take a practical approach to these questions, void of any hidden agenda. That said, we truly believe that there are opportunities for SMEs and eCommerce businesses to work with suppliers closer to home.


Fredrik Grönkvist (Director)

fredrikFredrik Gronkvist is a Swedish entrepreneur with years of experience working with manufacturers in Asia. After spending most the better part of a decade in Shanghai, he’s now based in Hong Kong. He has also shared his expertise with Alibaba Insights, Global Sources, Bureau Veritas InSpec, the Swedish National Electrical Safety Board, the South China Morning Post, Quartz Magazine and many others.

Ivan Malloci (CTO)

ivanIvan Malloci holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Control Systems. Previously a researcher at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, and a contributor to the development of hot strip mill control systems of ArcelorMittal, one of the world’s leading steelmakers.

Yvette Shen (Content & Research)

yvetteYvette Shen graduated with a BA in Psychology from Menlo College, California, USA. She has fully translated an autobiography from Chinese to English. She also worked as a content writer for startups in the AI tech industry, where she was responsible for creating interactive content, and testing, and troubleshooting content for improving user experience.

John Vinod Khiatani (Content & Research)

johnJohn Vinod Khiatani has a PCLL and Juris Doctor in Law (Hong Kong) from the City University of Hong Kong, a Masters of Finance degree from Curtin University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science Degree with double Major in (Business) Management and Financial Management from the University of Upper Iowa.

He has worked in the legal education sector and has served as the Editor-in-chief of the City University of Hong Kong Law Review where he gained experience in legal research, legal writing & drafting, and journal publication.

Additionally, he has also co-authored an article published in the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal in the area of Criminal Justice and Human Rights.

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