Shenzhen Fuqi Jewelry Co., Ltd. ("Shenzhen Fuqi") is a subsidiary of Fuqi International, Inc., a company incorporated in the state of Delaware and publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol "FUQI." Established in 2001, it is a leading designer of high quality precious jewelry in China which develops, promotes, and sells a broad range of products to the rapidly expanding Chinese luxury good market. Our products consist of a range of unique styles and designs made from precious metals such as platinum, gold, and Karat gold (K-gold), as well as diamonds and other gemstones. Every month we add around 300 new designs to our already extensive collection. On top of a highly experienced management team with an extensive understanding of the jewelry business, Fuqi has a strong in-house design team, a highly skilled labor force and a modern production facility.
Over the years, Shenzhen Fuqi has evolved from a small precious metal jewelry company into a leading jewelry company with mass production capability, a 53,000 square foot factory and over 1,200 employees. Our dedicated senior design personnel, sales and marketing team and management team are located in the same building. Furthermore, we are now in the process of expanding our production line to include diamond and other gemstone jewelry.
We are proud to maintain a very good relationship with our original customers. We intend to continue to serve them, as well as all our present and future customers, with an undiminished commitment to providing quality products and conducting business in an honest and reliable manner. Today, Shenzhen Fuqi serves customers through approximately 31 provincial distributors and 840 direct sales agents in China and is expanding into new markets and regions.
We have joined the Chinese Precious Jade Stone Association, Shanghai Gold Exchange Member, Guangdong Province Jade Jewelry Profession Association, Shenzhen Gold Jewelry Profession Association, International Platinum Gold Association and the World Gold Association Assigns Producer. Additionally we have joined the China Association of Quality Inspection, Guangdong Province Association of Quality Inspection, and Shenzhen Inspection Association (level three member).
Shenzhen Fuqi has received several accreditations from the International Organization for Standardization(ISO), including ISO 9001:2000, and ISO 14001:2004, attesting to our quality management requirements, manufacturing safety, controls procedures and environmental performance. We have also received the following awards: "China Top Brand"; "Famous Brand of Guangdong"; "Famous Trademark of Guangdong"; "Well-known Brand of China Jewelry Industry"; and "Advanced Enterprise in Quality Management of Guangdong." We are firmly committed to serving our customers with the highest quality standards.