Fredrik Gronkvist

I am the co-founder of, based in Hong Kong. I have a background in manufacturing and quality assurance and have been quoted or contributed to Bloomberg, BBC, Alibaba Insights, South China Morning Post, Swedish National Electrical Safety Board, Global sources, and more. I also contribute to and

While based in Shanghai, I worked with clients that frequently expressed their interest in manufacturing closer to home - mainly in Europe. However, finding suppliers was always easier said than done. However, this challenge also presented the opportunity to develop solutions that enable businesses to find qualified suppliers in their own regions. was launched as an experiment during the first few months of 2020 to test the waters. The website started to gain some traction in only a few months - and it was then clear that the interest for nearshoring is high. This interest only increased as the pandemic resulted in factory shutdowns and extremely high freight rates.

In late 2023, we started the development of the Productmkr Supplier Database, which was launched during the first quarter of 2024. My long term vision is to create a platform for not only finding suppliers in Europe, Turkey, and Mexico - but also for managing payments, shipping, and quality control.

Contact details




  • Co-founder
  • Supplier Database development
  • Content oversight
  • Video tutorials

Areas of expertise

  • Supply chain risk management
  • Product development
  • Quality assurance


  • BBC
  • Alibaba Insights
  • Global sources
  • Bloomberg
  • Swedish National Electrical Safety Board
  • South China Morning Post
  • Quartz Magazine