wherever you operate,
you need to know that your product is safe and secure,
protected from the environment and easy to access...
…so you and your business can keep moving forward.
forward: product protection + portability
Forward Industries is a Nasdaq listed public company.
We have been providing innovative product protection and portability for some of the world’s leading companies since 1961, developing and manufacturing high quality products for a wide portfolio of global OEM partners.
• Over 35 years manufacturing experience in China and the Far East.
• A unique and sustainable product development process.
• Bespoke design solutions.
• End to end manufacturing at our 800,000sq.ft. facilities in China.
• Gold standard quality control procedures.
• Globally recognized compliance structures.
• Logistics and warehousing.
Market Sectors include:
We are the creative thinkers and innovative manufacturers delivering world-class sourcing solutions to global brands.
Innovation is at the heart of what we do. Our team comprises creative thinkers, innovative product designers, precision engineers and rigorous compliance and logistics support. Combine this with a highly efficient and professional manufacturing process in China and you will understand why we are able to consistently deliver the products that our clients demand - on budget and on time.
We help one of the world's most prestigious camera makers deliver perfect shots time after time.
We deliver peace of mind to over
30 million diabetics around the world, every year.
We help Ski-doo users deliver essential supplies in the harshest of environments.
We ensure the world's finest precision, optical equipment is protected from the harshest environments known to man.
We're the people that help deliver millions of travellers safely to their destination every day.
We know what it takes to protect your mobile devices, keeping them safe, secure and accessible in any environment.
We know what it takes to protect your laptop, keeping it safe, secure and fashionable in any environment.
We know what it takes to protect your possessions, keeping them safe, secure and portable.
Our state of the art injection moulding facility produces over 30 million units per year
An essential aspect of the Forward philosophy is to develop and maintain long term working partnerships with our clients.
We achieve this by understanding every aspect of the brief and then developing the best solution.
This is the Forward Process; from embryonic idea through to delivery.
We immerse ourselves in the process of understanding the real needs of the client. Using our experience and expertise we can quickly identify the creative solution and production issues that need tackling.
This starts with a co-creation session with the Forward Design Team, Production Experts and Client Representatives. The ideation workshop format results in a focused design prototype / production concept.
From the first sketch to the last prototype, we create ideas that bring visions to life. Our in-house capabilities include: ideation, hand sketches, illustrations, 3D modelling, mockups and 3D printing. Our experienced staff facilitates an open communication with clients to make sure we find successful design solutions each and every time.
Our ethos lies in creating products that exceed the standard in design and craft. We are constantly innovating and utilising the newest and best technologies to develop quality products.
We have generated an impressive portfolio of successful product solutions by doing continual market, manufacturing and materials research. Our aim is to push boundaries, both technically and creatively, whilst reducing the total cost.
Rigorous, regulatory testing by the world’s leading compliance laboratories ensures that products manufactured by Forward meet and surpass the highest global standards of certification.
Our independent partner laboratories include:
Environmental & Health
• Intertek and SGS: Fully accredited labs testing for all environmental and health requirements including RoHS, REACH, Phthlates, AZO, BPA, PVC as well as cycle testing
• ARDL - Akron, Ohio: Specialty latex laboratory testing for latex content
Packaging and Accelerated Life Testing
• Westpak, California: An independent testing laboratory offering extensive package testing services
We have extensive experience in the development of a working prototype models that can be tested and validated prior to production including injection moulding (abs/pc/etc), compression moulding (silicones available in medical and FDA approved materials).
Over thirty-five years operational experience in China has given us a unique understanding of the region and through FORWARD CHINA, where more than 2000 personnel are employed in over 800,000sq.ft. of production resources, we strive to operate centres of manufacturing excellence. In fact, Forward China’s QC staff consistently receive ‘Exceptional Supplier’ ratings from our global clients. And as we produce over 5 million units per month, that’s quite an achievement.
We also set the agenda when it comes to addressing the challenges of ethical standards for personnel.
Supporting this manufacturing resource is our highly skilled team of procurement specialists, based in our Dongguan offices. All part of our process of providing clients with a bespoke product development resource that is second to none.
At Forward Industries we believe that developing a sustainable supply chain is key to maintaining successful client partnerships.
Our suppliers are located in key strategic areas throughout China, allowing us the flexibility to review production needs and balance capacity and competitiveness. We manufacture over 5 million units per month, which are stored in our environmentally controlled 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse facilities.
Forward controls all aspects of shipping, warehousing and delivery and is inclusive of VAT services through both our US and European based partners.
Judge us by the companies we keep.
"If you're not familiar with Forward Industries, then you'll certainly be familiar with the companies for whom we manufacture a wide range of products.
But we don't think of ourselves exclusively as manufacturers. We are solution providers with expertise in every aspect of the manufacturing process from design to compliance, ensuring our clients global supply chain needs are met.
Our global customer solutions staff provide real time 24/7/365 service. We deliver peace of mind for our clients by creating out of the box proactive solutions, all part of our unique process.
At Forward Industries we go the extra mile so you don’t have to. We take ownership. We recognise that our responsibility is to protect the integrity of your brand and we take that responsibility very seriously."
Terry Wise Chairman
Today Forward Industries have offices around the world supporting all aspects of the process and providing local client servicing at key global locations.
Los Gatos, CA
South Bend, IN
Tsim Sha Tsui, HK
West Palm Beach, FL
New York, NY
Sales & Operations
FORWARD INDUSTRIES takes its fiduciary responsibilities to our shareholders very seriously and has structured our Board of Directors, committees and business policies to ensure the highest standard of integrity and accountability.
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