This factory currently makes the SLIK pod system and we are proud to have them as one of our core partners. They are experts in their field, and the operation runs differently than others in the vape industry. Their engineering team is experienced, and their production and assembly lines are clean, organized, and above standard when it comes to quality.

Established in 2016, this factory employs 300 people in the city of Bao’an District in Shenzhen, China. The company is new, but the experience is not. The grounds of the factory are simple, yet elegant. On our last visit we toured their new facility and discussed what many workers will be doing for the Lunar New Years (2018). On the weekends, they often run into downtown for movies or play mobile games in their dormitory.

How We Found It

When we decided to create the SLIK, we knew we had to work with a factory that was different. Most of the factories used by top brands have terrible quality control or lack of business ethics from our first-hand experiences. Luckily, we had a friend in the industry who helped us make an introduction to an up and coming company. He gave a call to Jude and introduced ALUR DSGN as “a small brand that might have small units today but will grow tremendously over the coming years.” This factory took a chance on us for our first production run.

The Design

Developing complicated products into “simple” products is as much an art as it is a science. It starts with finding the right direction—high nicotine liquids (nic salt) and high viscosity oils (THC/CBD)—and then creating the perfect size. We went on a global search and sourced inspiration from many industries. We ultimately settled with a card-shaped design with a “soft-touch” for comfort.

About The Owner

Jude is both an owner and a partner of many factories. This factory is a joint venture with his longtime friend, Brian. We first met Brian on our last trip to China, we spent a few days accompanied by members of his team discussing our latest design along with future products and improvements along with how we would scale together as the future looks promising.