Made in China is a common mark stamped on thousands of items we purchase on a daily basis. Sometimes we do have a choice on whether to purchase the same item that is made here in the US, but more often than not, the Chinese label is our selection. There are a number of items, specifically consumer electronics, that are fabricated in China under strict control of US companies. Apple is one of them along with other major digital and electronic component manufacturers. We all know the reality of purchasing Chinese made goods….not very well made. So what do the Chinese think about purchasing products made in their own country?
Pure Air Systems has been making commercial grade HEPA and Carbon based, fan powered air filtration systems since 1985. Their systems are used by companies and individuals around the globe. In over 15,000 applications, the PAS units have proven themselves to be one of the best performing systems for removal and/or reduction of airborne contaminants. These units are used in the commercial, industrial, residential, institutional and medical markets and some are even used by the military.
One of the main challenges facing the Chinese people is the extremely poor air quality found in most of their major cities. The use of coal as a fuel for heating is one reason for the massive amount of particulate found in the air. The other source is automobiles. The Chinese are buying cars faster than any other country in the world and as their standard of living rises, so does the level of air pollution. This problem is now a major challenge for the Chinese government and local communities.
In the past week, a representative from a Chinese trading company visited Pure Air Systems at their home base in Indianapolis, Indiana to discuss buying some of the PAS portable HEPA units (HPS Series) and their 600HS series units for use by Chinese in their homes and offices. It seems there are a lot of wealthy Chinese who do not want to buy Chinese made products anymore since they usually don’t work well or last very long. They want products Made In The USA or Europe.
The Chinese Trading company told PAS that it was very important to have documentation sent along with each PAS product shipped to China that specifically insured that the components of the unit were either made in the USA or assembled in the USA and that the parts came from reliable, performance based manufacturers. Price, evidently, was not an issue. The PAS HEPA based product line was selected due to its longevity in the market place ( over 27 years old) and the ability to manufacture systems that could operate in a 220 volt, 50 Hz electrical environment. The fact that PAS already has numerous systems operating in the European and Asian markets also lent some credibility to the use of the PAS systems.
In the coming months the Chinese Trading company will be purchasing a number of PAS units for their initial use and testing in the polluted environments in the major Chinese cities. There will be follow-up blogs to keep you informed as to the progress made in this venture.
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