This is the second part summarizing  my trip to a Taiwanese game factory in the Guangzhou area. The first part of the game factory visit summary introduced Tecway and showed some of what they sell their customers, this part will show you a bit of the back scenes – a glimpse into the process of how those machines are built.

 

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Honestly, I was positively surprised by how nice everything seemed. I imagined seeing thousands of sad and hard working labor human robots sitting crowded in rows while each employee is only in charge of one tiny bit, Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times style.

At the factory, the employees generally seemed well-off, having work independence and being in charge of complete manufacturing phases – molding, painting, combining, wiring, packaging, etc. From the little I understand about this industry and the process, it seems like there was a lot of attention to details and what seemed like the personalization of the order at hand. On the other side of the coin, there was a lot of manual labor, rather than automation. I wonder if automation would be worth it at all with the current labor wages in the Guangzhou area and if it’s possible with the required level of personalization. Probably not.

 

Take these next few guys for example, and the way they paint the machines…

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Most of the people were working independently, laboring quietly over their work…

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At times, especially in what seems like the assembly stage, there seemed to be more people involved…

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Generally, it was all very quiet and organized. Seemed like each game machine attraction had its own corner…

 

Kiddy trains…

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Game machines…

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Car machines…

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Bumper cars (tried it, but not as fun when it’s just you :$)…

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Carrousels…

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By now you can see they make allsorts of crazy stuff.

 

How to ship this to the customers? it’s all about packaging …

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The local facilities seem nice. Here’s the factory cafeteria…

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And the local food awaiting fate…

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Okay, maybe not food. Security, perhaps.

 

And even some ponds and trees to take a rest… or atleast impress the visitors.

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And that’s about it. Not half bad, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Thoughts and comment are very welcome.



Tags: amusement; arcade; business; business in china; China; games; machines; taiwanese company; tecway; trade;


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like that bumper cars, we should play together LOL and how funny they place empty bowls on the desks in the canteen?

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