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When speaking of magnet manufacturers, China always comes first. Do you know 75-85% of the world’s magnets are made in China? Thanks to its huge rare earth resources, there are thousands of custom industrial magnet factories on different scales in China. Of course, in addition to China, you can also find some good magnet suppliers in other countries, such as Japan and United States.

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This article consists of six parts. You can click the section you are interested in and read the corresponding content.

A Niche Market – “Only” ± US$20 Billion!

As permanent magnets are essential components in modern technologies, used in many electric and electronic devices from computers, appliances, to medical equipment. Although the magnets’ share is very small in the global import and export trade of all products, they play a very important role in industrial production. They also can be found in many toys, textile products, bags and handcraft. Therefore, there are many neodymium magnet manufacturers/suppliers participating in this business in the world.

1. Best 10 neodymium magnet suppliers online in the world

Now you can buy many products from online stores, permanent magnet is also one of them. And about 90% of online magnet stores are concentrated in Europe, America and other countries other than China. These magnets from online shop are mainly neodymium magnets and usually used on low-end products, such as fridge magnets, door catch, magnetic clasp, magnetic hook and some hobbies. Generally, online retailers can get a big discount for bulk purchase from China magnets manufacturers.

K&J Magnetics In US

K&J Magnetics is the best online source for strong neodymium rare earth magnets in US. They have large neodymium Inventory in warehouse and provides huge professional knowledge for rare earth magnets on their magnet blog. They also make awesome projects and videos for neodymium magnets that spread widely on the Internet.

Jobmaster Magnets in Canada

Jobmaster Magnets is a Canada’s Magnet Supplier with vast inventory of more than a million magnets, such as ceramic, alnico, flexible strip, flexible sheet, or electromagnets that can be shipped worldwide.

Supermagnete in Germany

Supermagnete, located in Germany, is Europe’s leading online shop for all kinds of magnets and magnetic tools since 2003. They carry over 35 million magnetic products and these allow them to provide large selection for any need of magnet and deliver them immediately. Besides neodymium magnets and pot magnets for industry and skilled trades you can also find magnets for office and school as well as magnetic tapes and sheets. Meanwhile, their website lists a large number of successful cases.

First4magnets in UK

First4magnets is a magnet retailer online in UK. They hold the UK’s largest stock (about 20 million) of rare earth permanent magnets and materials. Not only common magnet, they also supply high-performance neodymium magnets and other magnetic equipment to businesses and consumers. With 40 years of experience in the magnet industry, they also try to do some custom service and this makes them more unique among other magnet retailers.


la société Magnetiques.f, founded in 1977, specializes in screen printing and digital printing for all media. Faced with magnet growing demand in their printing business, they used their initial skills to develop and sell magnetic products. In order to promote all of its magnet products, they set up its online sales platform in 2008. Since 2014, Magné – AAIS has been partnering with a partner in China to develop its own magnetic product manufacturing lines and provide the custom permanent magnets to European customers.

AIMAN GZ in Spain

AIMAN GZ is a leading Spanish company in the online sales magnet products. They provide the widest line of magnets and magnetic tools, with one of the three largest stocks in Europe.Since 1995, they have been involved in the sale of neodymium magnets.In 2008, they moved to new facilities by expanding the range of products and stock in flexible magnet.


МИР МАГНИТОВ is the largest Russian store of magnets and magnetic products since 2007. There are more than 800 different magnetic products in their the product catalog. With total quantity over 7 million magnets, they can delivery magnets from warehouses in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, St. Petersburg and Samara. The company has signed a long-term supply contract with the Chinese magnet factories and has a stable magnet supply chain, and a large magnet stock also allow them to reduce prices for wholesale buyers.

Magnet Market in Turkey

Magnet Market is Turkey’s importer of neodymium magnet and rubber flexible Magnet since 2000. They become the top 3 Turkey’s magnet online store later. What’s more, taking advantage of their central location, they also involved in exporting magnets to neighboring countries since the year 2012 and further growth in this area.

Frenergy Magnets in Australia

Frenergy Magnets is an online magnet company in Australia offering an extensive range of Neodymium Block and Cube Rare Earth magnets. They supply from the tiniest 3mm size up to 100mm+ in length and from 1mm to 50mm in height. This makes their Neodymium Block magnets highly sought after with their various sizes available from our online store.

Imashop in Brazil

IMAshop is an e-commerce site specialized in magnets and magnetic products in Brazil. Created in 2007 by the Super Imãs Group, a company that has been operating since 1985 in the marketing and development of magnetic products. IMAshop brings together 30 years of experience in this market with cutting edge technology and processes.

Too many suppliers will let you get lost to find the best one. Actually, the key point in choosing a magnet factory is to choose one that suits you, not the bigger the better, nor the cheaper the better.

To get to know which one suits you best, let’s look at some essential matters first.

2. How do the world famous magnet retailers choose magnet factory?

For stable and reliable quality assurance, magnet retailers would consider many factors before purchasing. Based on the experience, I have included the answers in the following aspects.

  • Quality Control System & Quality Inspection System

These two systems are very essential to products. Magnet retailers will always care about the operating mode of these systems to guarantee the quality of permanent magnet. They would like to know how the quality control line are independent and what the staff structure is like, whether you have the ability to guarantee the goods’ quality.

  • A Complete Production Line of their own

A complete production line in your own plant means all the operation is under your control. You can monitor products in real time and timely deal with emergencies.

Outsourcing any link of your production line means potential risks. Many immature and small China magnet factories now would outsource many parts of their production line.

  • Risk Resistance Capacity

No matter how big or small the factory scale and the order size are, risk resistance capacity should be considered whether both suppliers and retailers can afford it. In normal conditions, the order amount accounts for less than 1/3 of the factory’s output value would be comfortable for both sides.

  • Ability and Attitude of Collaboration

Collaboration is a very important thing in accomplishing the orders timely and effectively. After placing the orders, it is inevitable and necessary to have communication. So the ability of cooperation and following up orders is very important to business personnel.

3. How clients who need custom neodymium magnets choose magnet manufacturers?

Above we talked about how the world’s top magnet retailers choose their factories. And that content is great for retailers looking for other product manufacturers as well.

For retailers, the magnets they purchase are usually feature ordinary materials, simple shapes, common sizes, no special tolerance & working environment requirements; these magnets are commonly used for craft hobbies, storage work, etc.

However, for manufacturers in a certain industrial field that require specially customized magnets as mechanical parts, more considerations need to be given when choosing magnet manufacturers. Based on experience, I add the following aspects.

  • Customized Production Capacity

Choosing right magnet is not always that easy as magnets are unlike other commodities and, in fact, they should not be treated as commodities at all. So you need a “custom solutions” provider with capabilities that range from standard or custom magnets to fully integrated magnetic designs.

  • Technology Support

Since rare earth permanent neodymium and samarium cobalt magnets are the key component in many applications, such as motor, generators and sensor, choosing a permanent magnet manufacturer with the relevant professional background can better assist customers in the process of magnet design, selection, procurement and production delivery.

  • Precision Machining & Complete Testing Facilities

Due to the fragile nature, permanent magnets can easily chip or break during machining. They are not easily machined and special care needs to be given when machining and handling. These magnet plants with precision machining capabilities would be a good choice. Because they can produce complex shape magnets. Together with a full range of testing equipment, they can ensure that custom rare earth magnets are delivered accurately.

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4. What qualification and responsibility a good magnet factory usually have?

There are some universal certificates for magnet manufacturers all over the world and also some that are valid and admitted in certain areas. The following are some common certificates in the magnet industry.

  • Patent

In 1983, Sumitomo Metal and General Motors have applied for US and European patents simultaneously. These patents are valid for 20 years. The two companies have patents in both regions through patent exchanges. Currently, the patented companies are Hitachi Metals and Magnequech. The former is a patent for sintered NdFeB, and the latter is a patent for bonding NdFeB powder.

Since the original patent expired in 2004, Hitachi has been trying hard to continue to enjoy the huge benefits brought by patent barriers; and at the same time, Chinese magnet manufacturers have been constantly seeking patent breakthroughs. Therefore, the magnet patent issue now becomes a sort of issues left over from history.

The price of patented magnets is obviously much more expensive than that of patent-free magnets. Except for customers who have patent requirement, general magnet manufacturers provide non-patent prices.

  • ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

  • ISO/TS16949

ISO/TS 16949 is an ISO technical specification aimed at the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the automotive industry supply chain and production It is based on the ISO 9001 standard.

  • ISO14001

ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organization can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.

  • SGS

Some of the foreign buyers require the suppliers to get the inspection done by SGS with certificate of approval. This type of inspection helps buyers to make sure about the quality of goods as per his required parameters.

  • ROHS

RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. It’s also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products (known as EEE).


REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.

  • Identification and Classification Report for Air Transport of Goods

This report is needed when shipping magnets by air. And it shows that the goods does not belong to class 9 – magnetized material and it can be shipped as “NOT RESTRICTED”

Nowadays, besides the necessary qualification, retailers pay more and more attention to social responsibility not just profits. The UN global covenant requires companies to comply with a set of ten fundamental principles on four aspects: human rights, labour standards, environment influence and anti-corruption.

Pay attention to whether the magnet factory you choose comply with these social responsibility principles. Although it doesn’t signify the hard power of a company, it shows corporate culture to some extent.

5. How can magnet factories be classified and what’s their MOQ?

Do you know what type of magnet manufacturers is suitable for you? Generally, magnet factories can be classified into 3 types according to the source of raw materials.

  • Both sinter material and magnet processing
  • Only sinter material, but outsource magnet machining
  • Only magnet machining, but outsource raw materials

China Magnets Source Material Limited is a magnet company integrating magnet material production and machining. Magnets are custom component, so there is no MOQ. We can provide custom magnet from prototype to mass production.

6. Choose magnet manufacturers in China or other countries?

Well, magnet suppliers are often not the same as magnet manufacturers. Currently many magnet suppliers headquartered in US or Europe chose to work with China magnet manufacturers to establish their own magnet manufacturing facilities.

By obtaining relatively low cheap raw materials and products, these magnet manufacturers can make themselves more competitive. Only a very small number of companies are still producing magnet products in-house.

In view of this, when you’d like to buy several pieces normal size magnets for your hobby, I recommend you to choose magnet online store in countries like UK, Russia, Germany and the USA. Because these online retailers have large variety of stock rare earth magnets available for fast and cheap delivery.

When you’d like to arrange the bulk purchase of magnet or order some custom magnets, I recommend you to choose China magnets source. We’ve helped hundreds of companies make strong permanent magnets for their innovative tools/machines/device, among which are both big scientist machine and small startups around the world, and our custom permanent magnet price would be lower than in other countries.

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