Equation International is dedicated to orchestrating seamless
development and sourcing of quality goods for all levels of the
wholesale, retail, and service marketplaces.
Equation was founded by Dave Hoots, who began international
sourcing efforts in 1995. Since that time he has been involved in all aspects of
sourcing and supply chain management under the Equation masthead. Additionally he spent 15 years as a founding partner in an import/wholesale company creating a national brand as well as successfully developing and supplying owned-brand merchandise for one of the largest retailers in the US.
Dave has substantial on-the-ground experience and longtime contacts throughout
Asia including Thailand, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and India in a wide variety of product categories.
Equation is deliberately small to stay agile in a fast-moving environment and
relies on carefully curated relationships with suppliers and professionals
around the globe to make things happen quickly and smoothly for our clientele,
from initial design to delivery. We also partner with a strong network of trusted network of brokers, salespeople, sourcing, and logistics professionals in the US representing
decades of experience.
-procurement, brokering, and negotiation
-supply chain vetting and management
-logistics support & management
-product design & development
-formal factory assessments
-quality assurance & testing coordination
-packaging design support & supply
-high volume commodities including sugar, foodstuffs, ores & minerals
precious metals, cement, fertilizer, and petroleum products
-environmental air equipment
-safety gear and supplies
-coatings and films
-housewares & gift
-furniture & hardware
Our goal is to help our clientele navigate the trade labyrinth and deliver on spec and on time, the first time and every time thereafter.
523160 Brokerages, Commodity Contracts
425120 Agents and brokers, durable & nondurable goods, wholesale trade
423730 Air pollution control equipment and supplies, merchant wholesalers
333411 Air Purification Equipment Manufacturing