Tofasco’s initial efforts were focused on acquiring Chinese manufacturing capacity and capabilities. Some of the early endeavors included handicrafts and recreational furniture. During this phase, Tofasco managed and sourced with numerous Chinese factories in various categories located throughout China.
Lessons were learned and strong relationships forged! Tofasco built its foothold!
North American and European Sales and Marketing
This foothold in Chinese manufacturing allowed Tofasco the opportunity to initiate, develop and refine contacts and expertise with strategic North American (and later European) sales, marketing and retail contacts. Today, Tofasco enjoys business relations with access to a who's who of the retail industry (Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Target, Costco, Kohl's, Carrefour, The Metro Group, Home Depot, Best Buy, ASDA and many, many others.) Building business relationships with these leading retailers have propelled Tofasco into new and dynamic categories, such as wearable devices, home automation, green technologies, portable energy, and mobile technologies, consumer electronics, home furnishings, auto parts, storage and many others.
Comprehensive Logistics And Sales Services
It was at this juncture that Tofasco evolved into a new stage in its evolution. What truly sets Tofasco apart from other companies? What is Tofasco's true asset? It is not that Tofasco owns or has experience with Chinese manufacturing, or that it has forged relationships with leading retailers. There are many companies that possess some of these elements. Rather, Tofasco's asset - "raison d'être" - is that Tofasco is able to bridge the Chinese-Western market chasm. Tofasco has proven that it can do this with great efficiency and speed while remaining agile as markets and trends change.
Today and Tomorrow for Tofasco
How is Tofasco utilizing its core assets and reshaping its core? Not by being a manufacturer; not by being a marketer - rather, by offering a comprehensive set of skills and services that will enable:
- Manufacturers to identify markets and opportunities, and to establish organizations and relations with those who sell to the world's premier retailers;
- Inventors to identify and enlist those who can manufacture and sell, and thus bring their inventions to market; and
- Investors to identify opportunities that will allow them to turn their investments into profits and capital gains - and to do so with a minimum of risk.
In essence, Tofasco looks to assist the Chinese manufacturers in pursuing export markets; the inventor looking for the capital, manufacturing and/or marketing expertise; and the investor searching for returns by turning the daunting and dangerous chasm between Chinese and Western markets into a bridge of opportunities, leading to product placement, sales, and most importantly, profits!