History Of Kang Ding
By dedicating ourselves to constant improvement and by going above and beyond to ensure our customers realize their vision, we have become known internationally as a trusted thought leader and a true industry innovator.
Continue reading to learn more about our journey to where we are today as a world leading prototyping and low-volume manufacturing provider.
Journey of Kang Ding
Kang Ding Prototype is founded by Gordon Styles and registered in Hong Kong as a start-up with just an $8,000 USD initial investment.
Relocated to China
Gordon Styles relocates to mainland China full-time.
Received First Order
Kang Ding Prototype receives first order. A small sales office is established in Dongguan, Guangdong – heart of the manufacturing hub in the Pearl River Delta.
Hired First Employee
Kang Ding hires first employee, Mr. James Li, who proves to be invaluable in helping to negotiate the complexities of establishing a successful business in the Chinese market.
Established Office in DongGuang
Kang Ding Prototype representative office founded in DongGuang, Guangdong, with four employees.
Kang Ding Prototype Manufacturing Limited Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE) established in the Zhongshan Torch Development Zone with their own factory and 50 employees.
In five years, Kang Ding went from opening their factory with 50 employees, to booking sales of $14M USD, with 186 employees, 21 CNC machines in a factory space of 42,000 ft2
Acquired 3D Metal Printer
Kang Ding takes possession of a Renishaw AM250 DMLM 3D metal printer, the first such printer in commercial use in China.
Launched AddSub® Service
Kang Ding imports the first 5-axis HAAS precision machining center in China. Kang Ding Prototype launches their AddSub® service, providing customers with a one-stop shop for additive and subtractive manufacturing. This allows Kang Ding to position itself as one of the first full-service additive and subtractive manufacturing and prototyping companies in the world.
Promoted Jon to CEO
Jonathan Ross, who had worked at Kang Ding since 2012 as the Factory Manager was promoted to CEO due to his passion for growing the business.
Rebranded to Kang Ding
Kang Ding Prototype rebrands to Kang Ding to reflect that they provide more than just prototyping services. The new brand was adopted to reflect their rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, 3D metal printing and low-volume manufacturing services.
Looking Forward To The Future
Kang Ding continues to be wholly owned by Gordon Styles, who is committed to investing in utilizing the most advanced techniques and equipment. Kang Ding currently employs over 250 people and have experts all over the globe to ensure customers receive great service every time.