Headquartered in Shenzen, China, and with offices in Hong Kong, Macau and England, International Audio Group (IAG) is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of audio, lighting and video products in the world, with brands including Mission and Wharfedale Pro in its portfolio.
Ryan McKenna, the company’s PR manager notes that having operations in the Far East has many advantages, one of the biggest of which relates to staffing. “China has a massive workforce, by many accounts the biggest in the world,” he said. “On top of this domestic workforce, many people, from all over the planet, now want to come and contribute to this booming economy. This enables us to tap into a diverse human resource base, giving us access to individuals with broad skill-sets and educational backgrounds.
“In terms of disadvantages, some countries still have certain stigmas attached to Far-East produced products, and can be ignorant of the fact that many of the world’s most sought-after premium brands are manufactured in the region. These days it is basically impossible to enter a building anywhere in the world and not be faced with countless items made in the Far East. Asia is capable of producing fine products. IAG’s are genuine and come from a factory in Shenzhen. It is a fact that even products assembled in Europe or USA inevitably contain a high percentage of sub-assemblies and components sourced from Asia.”