We specialize in product development, importing, and fulfilling our clients' project specifications.
As a family owned business we co-produce by collaborating with firms and individuals who are in need of an overseas manufacturer. We strive to help our clients find manufacturers at a cost effective price. With over 40 years of experience in developing various arrays of product and items, we continue to provide a lending hand in expertise and specialized knowledge with international trade.
Neil Kay founded Cisco Sales Corporation in 1977. As a student, he worked in Taiwan for multiple trading companies from 1973-1975. During this time the US was manufacturing domestically and just started to do business with Taiwan. Neil was 19 at the time; he was supposed to stay for only a month and a half, but ended up staying for over two years. He learned many manufacturing processes and the trading business, as well as the Chinese culture. In 1975, Neil returned back to the US to finish up College where he attended both USC and graduated from Cal State Northridge.
Neil J. Kay has the proud distinction of being one of the 1st importers let into mainland China (with a special diplomatic visa) on a unique trade mission to Hong Kong. Neil was in mainland China in 1987 invited by the same trading company “Hiraoka” and “Bushnell” he worked for when he was 19. This was 2 years prior to the globalization boom. At this time China’s government was contracting with well established Taiwan factories and trading companies to help train their workforce to prepare them for opening their doors to the global market. When Neil returned back to the USA, he started his own business (Cisco Sales Corporation) which is still growing today. Cisco has part ownership and investments in various Chinese factories. Cisco has strong Chinese relationships and established partnerships thanks to Neil’s long lasting respected footprint in China. In 1989, China officially opened its doors to Americans and there was no learning curve for Neil and his sourcing capabilities. Neil's background and experience has allowed for Cisco to be a well known entity in the world market today.
Cisco will help minimize the liability and risk associated with importing/exporting by:
- Identifying reliable suppliers through annual attendance to China sourcing fairs, trade shows, and analyzing factories through inspections and 3rd party testing.
- Verifying and vetting key suppliers (We don't just use Alibaba).
- Insuring payment and managing quality control.
- Deciding the best sourcing method (direct purchase, commission-based sourcing agent, using a sourcing provider or a trading company) best fits yours or your clients' needs.