I’m in the final stages of selecting a manufacturer now for a plastic injection molded product. One of the finalists to get the project is in Malaysia. Having never had any products molded in Malaysia, I wanted to see if anyone here ran into any pitfalls when manufacturing in Malaysia compared to China or Taiwan?
The product will need some assembly, but it’s not a high value/precision product, like some medical devices for example.
It looks like sea shipping rates are about the same or slightly cheaper than coming from China. The price per piece is actually a little better than China, even before factoring in the trade war duties (7.5% for this product).
From a numbers stand point, Malaysia makes the most sense. The manufacturer has also been very responsive. But some real world feedback about any potential issues would be appreciated!