Kingston Factory in Free Trade Zone - Introduction
After an hour or so bus trip from the Rolly factory in the Suzhou industrial work area, we found ourselves at the Kingston factory, a little later than expected as we circled around the Free Trade Zone area trying to find the place. The Free Trade Zone is an industrial area with reduced taxes to help entice companies to move their production to this part of China.
Deprived of food, Kingston ordered in a bunch of pizza for the poor and hard-done-by editors and sponsors before beginning the introduction of the company - Kingston receive top marks in my books for choosing to feed us before taking us on an hour long tour on empty stomachs. Now we were all re-energized, it was time to begin the tour after the short introduction about the China plant.