From: Toronto Canada
I have hand tools made in Germany and made in Japan that are superb. Japanese saws are as unique as they are functional. Canada and the US are also showing quality, in making some of the older tools and newer designs.
Any country can make quality goods; any country can make junk. It's a matter of what they think the customers are willing to pay for.
Correct sir !
Further in many many industries such as the Auto Industry all the "quality parts" are subcontracted. So the water pump in a Ford / GM / Toyota / Volkswagen is actually the same part manufactured by "i.e. Magna International - somewhere". Ergo a Collision Airbag recall affects multiple brands of cars.
This is equally true in almost all durable goods. Fridges, Wood Planes, Tools, Stoves... you name it. Electronics perhaps less so where a few large factories in China South Korea Indonesia dominate the market and 'multi brand'.
One exception to the rule.
The English have been unable to manufacture a cuisine since the time of Victoria the 1st.
The major impetus - to expanded into an Empire that included Hong Kong, India, the Caribbean, and the Middle East merely to import a good cuisine.
A People that values its privileges above it's principles will soon loose both. Dwight D Eisenhower.