Our History

Our company was founded in May 2001 as a web based sourcing platform called e-trade2china (hence the origin of our current name).

Soon we recognized that we wanted to help our clients develop close relationships - especially where language, culture, and time differences are present. This prompted our move from a simple website to a more service-focused model that delivered a more personal approach. Relationships are still core to how we operate to this day.

Over the years

With a focus on service, we have grown to a company of approximately 200 staff in offices across the region and further afield, servicing publicly listed companies right through to start-ups.

Founding in Shanghai, China
As a web based sourcing platform to allow clients the opportunity to leverage an emerging supply base away from the traditional Pearl River Delta manufacturing base.
ET2C UK founded
ET2C International moves away from simply a web based interaction with our clients to a solution-focused model.
ET2C Hong Kong founded
Expansion to new markets, including representation in Sweden, Germany and an office in the USA.
ET2C expands to a new sourcing market in Southeast Asia.
ET2C expands to its third sourcing market.
ET2C Mexico founded
Quality control (QC) and order tracking applications launched.
Fourth sourcing market launched. ET2C expands to Poland, Brazil, South Africa and Canada.
ET2C Eco-System established
Sustainability Taskforce commenced to better serve both our wants and our clients’ needs.
New Sourcing Markets
New Sourcing Market Initiative launched to add 2 more countries to enhance our supplier base.