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ABOUT CEI

Central Equimpex Inc. was first established in San Francisco, California in March of 1989. Our company was founded by a hard-working man, Leonard Ma, who established the foundation of our business through timeless work of diligence and persistence. His development of alliances overseas and his dedication to perfecting clients’ products is the basis of our success and growth. Today, Linda Bi and her devoted team continue to operate the business with the same focus and commitment.

More than two decades ago, Leonard ambitiously hoped to bridge the gap in the trading business. Countries abroad have an extensive source of laborers, while U.S. has the expertise in engineering/design. His goal was to increase the quality of factories overseas while decreasing cost of products for U.S. customers. The first products manufactured were bearing and casting products for mobile homes. Dexter Axle Company, the leading supplier of axles and running gear components to the trailer industry, gave Leonard and Linda the opportunity of the first trial order. Through hard work and dedication, they quickly acquired expertise in the industry and were known for the delivery of quality products with efficient and dependable services. Central Equimpex Inc. received the “Supplier Performance Award” annually from Dexter Axle for many years, in recognition of “outstanding quality, delivery, and service ratings”.

Leonard and Linda moved the company to Illinois in April of 1996 to better serve their clients. Since then, we have worked closely with our clients to perfect their products and provide services tailored to meet their specific needs.

In 2007, Central Equimpex Inc. added an additional division to its lineup, Chicago Expert Importers to further expand and provide expertise as a global sourcing provider. Through the diligence and loyal support of our team, Chicago Expert Importers expanded to supplying a variety of products. As we increased in size, we created a full-line of customizable services, including global sourcing, production planning, engineering, import logistics, warehousing/distribution, and after-sales communication. We not only have OEM manufacturing experience, we are experienced with retail businesses. Our experienced engineers and bi-lingual employees are always productively facilitating communication between manufacturers and customers. We are able to offer excellent service and quality at competitive overseas prices.

Our 120,000 ft² facility carries inventories from various customers, allowing for just-in-time delivery. We have been successfully growing our business with our strong supply chain by continually expanding our customer base including RV, trailer, material handling, sporting goods, automotive, music equipment and other industries (both OEM and top retail customers). We are confident in our continuous growth, and grateful to God and all who have been our supporters along the way.

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