Our Philosophy

We share a passion for excellence with our customers who are leaders in the luxury goods industry. Quality is the key to excellence and it lies at the heart of our customer service philosophy. We see quality as a process of continuous improvement – good can always be great and great can always be better. The best way to ensure quality is to anticipate and solve problems before they materialize. In the R&D process, our engineers work with your technical teams to identify and eliminate design flaws or to capture cost savings opportunities. Our prototyping process allows us to test the feasibility of the project and propose modifications to enhance and assure the quality of your product, minimize waste and support the manufacturing of environmentally friendly products. Our extensive knowledge of factories in Mainland China allows us to objectively evaluate production capabilities to meet your quality requirements and project timeline.

We know that no one person or one factory can help you with your multi-material product needs. Primal Manufacturing relies on our team of internal experts and our deep knowledge of Chinese manufacturing capabilities to assemble the right skills for your multi-material production needs. For more information about how we can help you, contact us today.

Our Team

Ludovic Guillaume

CEO & Co-Founder

Ludovic Guillaume, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Primal Manufacturing (Primal), is a Franco-American businessman based in Seattle, WA. An early pioneer in China with more than 30 years of experience doing business in and with China. Ludovic began in 1989 by sourcing products in China with the vision to help French importers find reliable suppliers. Primal now has offices and established operating entities in China, France, and the United States to support the growing business and customer base.

Ludovic led the growth and transformation of the company from a multi-material trading company in the 90's, to a global organization focused on manufacturing high quality, brand focused product, packaging and point-of-sale items for luxury brands in the beverage, cosmetic and fragrance industries around the world. With shareholders in the United States, France and China, Primal is truly a multicultural company with a global footprint and more than 100 years’ experience combined in these markets.

After visiting more than 600 factories over the years, Ludovic purchased a plastic injection factory (now wholly owned) in Zhuhai, China in 2016. This state-of-the-art facility has three distinct platforms – manufacturing, assembly center and quality center.

Ludovic is still pioneering in China. His plastic injection factory is committed to leading environmentally friendly manufacturing practices. He and his team have developed unique expertise in manufacturing with bio-based plastics, bio-degradable plastics and recycled plastics from the sea. Primal partners with customers on sustainability in design, packaging, production and logistics to deliver sustainable solutions in the luxury industry.

Zhao Feng

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Zhao Feng, co-founder of Primal Manufacturing, is a Chinese born engineer based in Foshan. Having obtained a degree from the Wuhan University of Technology, with specializations in mechanical engineering and technology, Zhao Feng first started working for the Wuhan Machinery Corporation, a state-owned corporation and one of Ludovic’s suppliers, in 1992. By the time Ludovic and Zhao Feng met in 1993, Zhao Feng was managing 200 factories for the Corporation.

After his time at Wuhan Machinery Corporation, Zhao Feng spent time living and working in the United States which allowed him to develop a strong understanding of the western concepts of quality demanded by the luxury industry in which Primal operates. The unique combination of quality and engineering skills allows Zhao Feng to better work with suppliers and factories in order to ensure an on time and on budget delivery of quality products.

Having been with Primal Manufacturing since its creation in 2001, Zhao Feng is one of the foremost multi-material engineers in China.  His know how and experience allow Primal Manufacturing to take on projects often considered impossible by competitors.

Today, Zhao Feng serves as the managing director for all Chinese operations,  including the R&D and POSM office located in Foshan and the state-of-the-art 100% owned Kang Hong plastic injection factory in Zhuhai. With frequent trip to visit the assembly line in Zhuhai or third party supplier factories all over China, Zhao Feng has a hands on approach which allows him to identify any potential production issues long before they arise, ensuring a smooth production and high quality products.
 

 

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