Mill delegates take hands-on approach

14 Dec, 2005 08:45 PM

HAVING travelled extensively on the east coast, it was the first time BWK Elders Shanghai representative Ken Meng had crossed the border to show Chinese delegates the quality wool WA has on offer.

Mr Meng said the tour had been beneficial in developing the connection between the countries.

"Most of the mill operators thought there was a difference between western style wool, but after looking through the woolstores they don't think there is any difference between here and the eastern states," he said.

"After having hosted WA producers on tours in China it is now good to bring the mill owners here.

"The tours help them understand the business, build friendships and a level of trust between the suppliers and end users."

According to Mr Meng, the mills represented by the delegates purchased two to three million kilograms of all wool types between 16 and 32 micron for their worsted mills.


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