HONG KONG (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
A decade ago yesterday, on April 19, 2002, Impact Products Ltd. first opened its doors for business. What started with a lone American and his Chinese assistant working out of a single-room office has grown into a 10-person production management powerhouse in the heart of downtown Hong Kong supporting a veritable who’s who of leading DRTV companies.
Tonight, at least 80 people will gather at a gala in Kowloon to celebrate the 10th anniversary milestone with Impact founder Bill Quarless and his team. Everyone from congratulatory clients to appreciative factories will be in attendance, but the event will really be about honoring the many people who helped Impact survive and thrive over the years, Quarless said.
“I can recall several times during the last 10 years that we came close to edge, especially in the early years,” Quarless said. “Starting a business is never easy, especially when it’s in a foreign country, and this industry is feast or famine. If it weren’t for the faith our American clients showed by entrusting us with their hits, or the patience of our loyal Chinese vendors, we would never have made it to this point.”
Quarless cited a few of those supporters by name, calling them out for special thanks: Jon Nokes of Smart Inventions and Andy Khubani of IdeaVillage Products Corp.
“Jon took a chance on us in our early years when he had absolutely no reason to do so,” he explained. “And Andy entrusted us with helping him build and sustain one of his biggest brands and longest-running successes.”
Quarless also recalled the founding of Impact, joking that he first went to China 12 years ago to solve a procurement issue for Telebrands Corp. and “never came back.”
“After constantly traveling back and forth to fix production problems, I stayed and eventually founded Impact because I believed there was a strong need for companies to have an American on the ground in China who understood the DRTV business,” Quarless explained. “Our ability to commemorate this 10th anniversary is deeply satisfying to me because it fully validates that belief.”
About Impact Products Ltd.
Impact Products Ltd. (http://www.impactproducts.com) is a Hong Kong-based company specializing in high-volume China manufacturing and production management for the DRTV industry. For more information, e-mail info(at)impactproducts(dot)com.