Strategic Sourcing Solutions

Are you looking to source from overseas?

ABOUT

Strategic sourcing for UK businesses

S3 sources, manages, and delivers wholesale manufacturing services from the Far East. We have offices in the UK, China, Hong Kong, and Europe which means our team are always available when you need them.

We source a huge range of products from trusted manufacturers across China. From fuse connectors to perfume packaging, we help reduce the risk of overseas buying with a quick and easy service that takes care of the suppliers, quality control and logistics.

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SERVICES

Reduce your manufacturing costs on a huge range of products & components.

We are not fixed with a single manufacturer and over 10 years we’ve built trusted relationships with Chinese businesses able to tool and deliver high quality products and components. From PPE to branded promotional goods, from school supplies to office furniture and warehouse storage items, as well as civic infrastructure equipment such as bins and benches.

EXPERIENCE

Check out some of the projects that we've worked on for our clients!

Manufacturing equipment

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PPE

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Office furniture

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Packaging

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Home & Garden products

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Warehousing and stocking supplies

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Laboratory equipment

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School supplies

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Promotional supplies

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WHY US

Sourcing the best manufacturer for your products and component requirements

Sourcing & Product Development

Benefit from world leading manufacturers

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With a proven network of suppliers producing products, components, packaging, and a wealth of equipment, we’ve already done the leg work for you. Our experts select the right manufacturing plants, systems and people to meet your needs and can help with your product development too.
Quality Control

Quality assurance from experts

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Experienced, local people take the stress out of outsourcing with teams dedicated to ensuring your expectations are met. Once prototypes or samples are approved, we’re able to maintain high levels of quality through regular monitoring and batch checking.
Logistics

End to end logistics management

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Our local offices are well versed in English and filled with experienced agents in both manufacturing and logistics. Our UK office works hard to ensure your products meet the latest legal requirements and appropriate standards.
Consultancy & Training

Advisory services & executive development

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Internationalisation consulting and advisory services, including market research and analysis, implementation projects, technology transfer operations and tutored study trips, along with training, both customised in-house and in association with leading business schools.

Corporate responsibility & sustainability

Understanding the issues that surround global sourcing can be daunting, especially when it comes to corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Our suppliers are experienced at supplying European markets and specially selected to meet UK standards and accreditations.

Integrate overseas manufacturing intoyour work flows with S3 UK today!

PEOPLE

Our Key Managers

Sarah Zhi

CHINA SOURCING MANAGER

Shanghai-based Sarah has over 10 years working in international trade, being responsible for more than 300 sourcing contracts with Chinese suppliers for clients globally. Skilled in negotiation and relationship management, Sarah heads up our China office and operations.

Montse Botinas

INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS & ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

More than 20 years’ experience in international trade, logistics and transportation, including time with P&O Nedlloyd and Maersk, Montse is a recognised expert in end-to-end supply chain management and all things shipping and delivery  – and pretty much always finds the best price!

Miguel Angel Burges

SOURCING OPERATIONS & QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

A senior mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in production, purchasing and quality assurance, used to working in multi-national environments. Miguel is a qualified SQA lead process auditor with experience in FMCG, consultancy and energy sectors including eight years in the automotive industry.

You are in safe and experienced hands!

Our multinational management team regularly meet to discuss key trends, new opportunities, products and suppliers and to ensure the absolute highest standards of service, product quality and cost control in everything we do for our clients around the world.

Our Directors

Adrian Pryce DL

With a career spanning banking, travel & tourism, food & drink, academia and not for profit sectors, Adrian has 30 years’ international business development experience across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

He holds an MBA from IESE, Barcelona, is fluent in Spanish, and is an Associate Professor at the University of Northampton –  where he is Deputy Director of the China & Emerging Economies Centre (CEEC) – teaching strategy and international business.

In 2017 Adrian was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Northamptonshire (an honorary non-military State appointment) for services to charity and business.

Tom Van der Heyden

Born in Antwerp in 1965, Tom is a Belgian citizen and speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, and Dutch. He holds an MBA from IESE in Barcelona and has extensive experience in commercial and marketing management for industrial, logistics and outsourcing companies.

He was one of the co-founders of S³ in 2003 and is currently the CEO and major partner of S³ Group. Tom’s expertise is in global sourcing, international business development, emerging markets and inter-cultural deal negotiation.

As part of his personal goal to contribute his knowledge and experience to the next generation Tom lectures  in these topics at selected international business schools and universities.

Our memberships and associations

S³ Group also has many associate offices and agencies in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and has cooperation agreements with industry associations and chambers of commerce in many countries worldwide.

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