In October 2006 Ultimate Products – the UK’s biggest product sourcing and design business – has opened a flagship showroom in Hong Kong. The company, which works with major retailers in the UK, Europe, the US and Middle East, including Harrods, Selfridges, A.S. Watson-owned Superdrug and Nasdaq-listed Bed, Bath and Beyond, now has essential “on the ground” presence in what is widely recognised as the epicentre of global retail sourcing.Ultimate Products’ 10,000 sq ft waterfront premises in Kowloon’s Hunghom district are designed to showcase a fast-growing range of over 3,000 products under one roof, allowing retail buyers to view before they buy. The move is the latest development in Ultimate Products’ international expansion plans. To coincide with its Hong Kong office opening, the company has invested £500,000 in state-of-the-art IT systems to allow customers to monitor products from concept and design right through to manufacture and delivery to individual stores. Simon Showman (32), Chief Executive of UP, said: “We now have a permanent Hong Kong base in a prime location, allowing us to make product sourcing as painless as possible for retail buyers around the world.