Sourcing Heavy Machinery in China

The Right Tools to Get the Job Done

Kanary knows how to find certified, China factories to get the heavy machinery your business needs. Whether you need machinery to make food, complete construction jobs, or make your agricultural business more efficient, Kanary takes the hassle out of sourcing machinery, ensuring your machinery has the certifications you need and meets applicable regulations. 

Kanary guarantees the heavy machinery we source will meet your expectations and help your business get the job done.

Heavy Machinery Sourcing: Step-By-Step


Kanary Discusses Machinery Specifics

Before we begin our search, we make sure we have the exact details of the heavy machinery you're looking to source. If the machinery needs to have specific certifications, we only consider suppliers that we know can make machinery to those certifications. 

Kanary asks questions that you may not even know to ask to make sure the suppliers we find are capable of making the heavy machinery you need.


Heavy Machinery Supplier Research

Once we have the specifications to what you need, Kanary begins our supplier search. We create a short list of 30-50 supplier options, and then our experts start to narrow the field based on what you need and the specific engineering capacity of the factories.


Factory Inspection

When we think we've found a great candidate to be your supplier, Kanary will perform a factory inspection. Our team certifies the engineering capacity that the factory claims to have, and we ask for demonstrations of machinery in action (or videos of machinery they have made in the past). Kanary guarantees the factory is capable of manufacturing your machinery before production begins.


Production Quality Control

Once production begins, Kanary monitors quality control onsite. We hold factories accountable to following correct processes, and we quickly respond when the factory informs us of a production issue. When production is complete, Kanary tests your machinery to ensure it is 100% functional before it leaves the factory to be shipped to you.


Sea Freight Shipping and Clearing Customs

Kanary organizes sea freight shipping for your heavy machinery, and prepares paperwork for customs and supervises customs clearance. Once your order clears customs, our team connects your order with a local freight partner for final delivery.


Final Delivery and Calibration

Kanary supervises the final delivery of your heavy machinery. We also act as a liaison between you and the factory to make sure that your machine is properly calibrated and working as intended.

Let's Get Started

Kanary is the expert in sourcing heavy machinery from China, and we'd love to partner with you to help you get the machinery you need. Click to fill out our webform, and Kanary will get to work!

Words from our clients

I’ve been in this industry for a long time and I was surprised that Kanary was able to help find us machines for a 1/3 of the cost compared with US and European manufacturers. What I really enjoy with Kanary is that they constantly keep me in the loop and get back to me almost instantaneously. What’s also great is that they kept me in the loop with the shipping, customs clearance, delivery, and also arrange travels for engineers from the factory to install our equipment.  The quality has been outstanding and I’m in the process of building out a new facility with them.
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I’ve been in the construction industry for over 30 years. We’ve always bought from US distributors. I reached out to Kanary out of curiosity to see if we could find similar construction materials of high quality. I did not think they were going to make much progress and so I was shocked when they found the exact manufacturer that my distributors have been buying from within 2 weeks. They were able to make contact and have the factory send me samples within a week.  By connecting directly with the factory, we’re looking at savings of over 30%.
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We’ve done quite a few different packaging projects with Kanary in the past (Child-resistant packaging, glass jars, plastic bags, shipper boxes, etc.). We sent AI files to Kanary, who then worked directly with the factory's design team to make prototypes of the packaging. Our in-house designer is very particular about our designs and Kanary was really flexible and worked with us when our designers wanted to make changes in the packaging development process. They were able to manufacture different prototypes at different price points, which gave us options when making our final decision.
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Sourcing Heavy Machinery FAQs

How can Kanary make sure that my machinery from China is high-quality without the ability to send a sample?

Usually, when you source products from China, samples are sent from candidate factories to prove they can make your product without cutting corners and according to your specifications. Since this can't be done with heavy machinery, Kanary guarantees quality by personally inspecting factories and confirming that a supplier has the capacity to make your machine.

Then, Kanary monitors production and supervises quality control, remaining available to address problems quickly as they arise, and otherwise managing the factory. Kanary handles the process from start to finish, which allows us to guarantee that your machinery will be made to specifications and to your quality standards.

My business operates in a niche not listed here. Can Kanary still help me source my heavy machinery needs from China?

Yes! The list of machinery types is not all-inclusive, and we are confident that we can source any kind of machinery you need. Simply make contact, and let us know what your machinery requirements are, and Kanary will begin the search to find the perfect supplier to make the machinery your business needs.

I need a supplier that can make machinery to specific certifications. Can Kanary help?

Yes! As part of the supplier vetting process, we make sure that China factories are capable of producing machines to specifications that allow them to obtain necessary certifications. Kanary knows what certifications are needed for specific destination countries, and we make sure that your product can be delivered to you and used without legal or regulatory complications.

What's the most cost-effective way to ship heavy machinery from China?

When shipping heavy machinery from China, sea freight will almost always be the best option (and usually your only option). If you partner with Kanary, our experts make sure to:

  • Book an appropriate-sized container on your behalf
  • Manage packing and loading your machinery onto the container
  • Manage unloading your machinery from the container to a domestic freight partner (usually freight or trucking). 
  • Facilitate unloading and calibration of your machine by acting as a liaison between you and your supplier.

Is it safe to source food-related machinery from China?

Yes, as long as you find an appropriate supplier. Kanary helps to remove the guesswork from finding an appropriate supplier that you can trust for food production by:

  • Thoroughly vetting suppliers before production ever begins.
  • Inspecting factories to evaluate quality control standards and safety protocols.
  • Making sure that factories are able to produce equipment that can achieve required certifications to be used to produce food. 

If you want to source food machinery from China but aren't sure where to start, Kanary would love to help. Reach out to us, and we'll get the process of finding a supplier in China started!

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