About Us



AZ China Limited was established in 2006. Our diverse team is comprised of consulting and industry experts with over 40 years of experience. Although we have a strong aluminium background, we also have expertise in a broad range of sectors, with skills ranging from chemical engineering to economics.

Mr. Paul Adkins is the Managing Director of AZ China Ltd. and has many years of experience in the aluminium industry. He previously worked for Alcoa, Alcan Australia, and Tomago Aluminium. At the end of 2004, Alcan appointed him to set up its Global Sourcing office in Beijing. Upon completion of that project, he elected to stay in Beijing, eventually establishing AZ China. Paul has an MBA from University of Newcastle in Australia and frequently speaks at industry-related conferences.




In the aluminium and related raw materials sector, we support our clients through targeted, in-depth market analysis of the primary aluminium, carbon and black products markets. We publish reports and analyses on the aluminium market and all the various raw materials, as well as looking at broader subjects such as how China’s economy might affect the sector, and how Chinese government policy impacts the industry. We are the only analysts who write on the Chinese market from inside China yet with a Western, smelter point of view.

In addition to our regular industry reports, we provide a wide range of consulting services. We specialize in helping Western companies who are interested in entering the Chinese market. We are also able to assist anyone who wishes to purchase raw materials from this dynamic yet complex market. We also provide specialist-sourcing advice to manufacturers and secondary industry purchasing managers who are looking for reliable, high-quality Chinese suppliers.

AZ China holds a conference every 2 years, with previous events in Beijing, Qing Dao and in Sanya.



AZ China Limited offers specifically tailored advice to each individual client. Through our headquarters in Hong Kong and Beijing, we can guarantee complete assistance and at the same time prevent all the local bureaucratic and cultural obstacles that make China such a difficult and opaque market.



In a country where deals and information cannot be taken at face value, having a trusted and knowledgeable partner is paramount. We act on behalf of you, our client. We take no commissions, kickbacks, rebates or secret payments from suppliers.


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