Thundpuria Limited (name changed) is a Pakistani microwave crockery company that has been in the business for over 15 years. They manufactured their own products for the first 5 years until they figured it would be easier for them to outsource the manufacturing to some full-fledged plastic mold company.
Thundpuria Limited was now getting its products manufactured at a local plastic molding company in the city of Lahore. The manufacturing company did a good job in the first year. The products were good and so was the cost. After about an year, the company started manufacturing low quality plastic crockery that could only comply with the Pakistani government standards. The product couldn’t be sold in any other country. The cost remained the same though.
Anybody from Thundpuria Limited didn’t say a word for the first 2 years about the quality of the product they were receiving from this Lahore based plastic manufacturing company, but they couldn’t say silent for long after watching the quality getting downwards each month. They broke up with the Lahore based company and went to Karachi to find another one. The manufacturing unit in Karachi offered them even lower prices and they also showed them the prototypes. The prototypes looked too good for the price and Thundpuria Limited ordered 18000 units.
After the units arrived, Thundpuria Limited found out that the prototypes were fake and the quality is 10 times worse than that of the Lahore factory. Thundpuria decided that they will not deal with another Pakistan based factory anymore and moved to Dongguan, China to look for a perfect manufacturer. To their surprise, they were getting better and cheaper products at Dongguan, China that they ever could in Lahore or Karachi.
It has been over 8 years now since Thundpuria Limited has been buying their products from the same Chinese manufacturer.