The Top 7 China Manufacturing Cities

China Manufacturing Cities

China once again holds the record for having the largest city in the world (it’s Chongqing, with 31 million people), and with that comes the reputation of having the world’s largest outsourcing hub. China is home to seven of the 10 busiest ports in the world. These days, when a U.S. company is seeking Chinese manufacturing as an option for making their products, global manufacturing cities come to mind.

In this blog, we highlight the top seven China manufacturing cities and their busy ports.

#7  Tianjin Manufacturing

Looking for the largest China manufacturing cities and port in Northern China? That would be Tianjin. The port serves Mongolia and 11 Chinese provinces. Tianjin, located next to the Haibe River has set lofty standards for economic growth as they aspire to hold China’s number three position for imports. It’s also currently the center for China’s modern mechanics and textile industries, which are continuing to grow.

#6  Guangzhou Manufacturing

Although Guangzhou has no direct sea access, the capital city has another one of China’s large ports. Guangzhou is located by the estuary of the Pearl Delta River and offers a direct route to Taiwan. Guangzhou is easily accessible to various major highways and railways that are integrated with the national network. As such, accessibility to and from the port sets this city apart. As far as China manufacturing cities go, Guangzhou is a top city for manufacturing in these industries: 

  • Automotive
  • Petrochemical
  • Electronics 

For example, leading automotive brands like Honda, Nissan and Toyota manufacture in Guangzhou. Sony and several other top electronic companies also have large installations in Guangzhou.

#5  Qingdao Manufacturing

Qingdao is also one of the top China manufacturing cities and has major economic engines with diverse manufacturing in many industrial areas including:

  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Electronics
  • Fine chemicals
  • Petrochemicals
  • Machinery
  • Automobiles
  • Building materials 
  • Metallurgy

The city also leads in manufacturing textiles and garments. Qingdao is located on the coast of the Yellow Sea, making it one of China’s most vital harbor cities.

#4  Ningbo Manufacturing

The city of Ningbo has experienced its rapid growth thanks to its location just south of Shanghai. As a result, it’s now acknowledged as one of China’s national logistic hubs. The city boasts relations with a variety of industries such as:

  • Chemicals
  • Electrical machinery 
  • Telecom equipment production
  • IT devices

#3  Hong Kong Manufacturing

There’s no doubt that Hong Kong, as a region of China, still holds the standard for economic growth and development. In fact, the main industries that Hong Kong has clear advantages for further development involve:

  • Medical equipment technology
  • Education
  • Innovative technology

Testing and certification services and environmental industries account for nearly 9.5 percent of Hong Kong GDP.

#2  Shenzhen Manufacturing

Shenzhen is one of China’s manufacturing cities that is a hub for electronics and home to the world’s second busiest port. Since the 1980s, Shenzhen has continued to develop into one of China’s top Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and its logistics sector is one of the most developed in China. Shenzhen’s major manufacturing industries remain strong in electronics, telecommunications and computers. Some of the world’s most popular brands, like Apple and LG, utilize China manufacturing in Shenzhen. At the same time, retail giants like Walmart have an Asian headquarters and global procurement center here.

#1  Shanghai Manufacturing

As one of the top five largest cities in the world, Shanghai is not only China’s financial hub but also it plays a key role in China’s heavy industry. The largest steelmakers in China are based in Shanghai. This is why automobile manufacturing remains the city’s most important industry. Companies like Volkswagen and General Motors have their China plants located here. Shanghai is also a leading manufacturer of:

  • Plastics
  • Integrated circuits
  • Ethylene
  • Microcomputers
  • Mobile phones

Consider a New Manufacturing Partner 

Have you experienced challenges with overseas manufacturing in China? Would you like to look into Chinese manufacturing? When you contact ITI, we can help you learn everything you need to know to make your decision with minimal investment of time and money. 

Our China manufacturing experts know which China manufacturing cities are the best choice to produce your product. In addition, our staff has years of experience and know which factories within those provinces are the best candidates to manufacture your unique product.

There are two reasons why we are so careful about sourcing the right factory: First, because it’s the right thing to do; and second, because we guarantee no manufacturing defects. With ITI, we can help discuss everything you need to know to make an informed decision. Contact us or give us a call at 281-242-7030 and experience why companies since 1974 have been turning to ITI Manufacturing.

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