In the conference room facing the other three chairman, Xu Yi didn’t speak definitively.
“It isn’t impossible to transfer the Magic Car technology, but not right now.” Xu Yi said with a serious look, “Three sirs, although the Magic Car is a magic machine, it is much more complex than the other magic machines that our company has developed. It includes many different kinds of technology, some of which our company hasn’t fully developed yet, so there’s no meaning in me transferring it to you right now.”
Chairman Rank said with a faint smile, “We are not that greedy. Chairman Xu, actually we didn’t want you to transfer the Magic Car technology to us this time, we just hope that since we are all old friends, you can put us on the same starting line as the Amrit Chamber of Commerce and the Fersen Carriage Company. Don’t treat us too differently.”
Xu Yi looked at chairman Rank and said with a smile, “Chairman Rank, I think…..you should be clear on the reason why I have a special relationship with the Amrit Chamber of Commerce and the Fersen Carriage Company.”
Their expressions changed and chairman Rank’s smile became a bit awkward.
Last year when Count Stagg took over as City Lord and began aiming at Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, Xu Yi announced that he would withdraw from the Business Union. The other companies had remained silent and only the Amrit Chamber of Commerce and the Fersen Carriage Company had followed Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of commerce. Chairman Cruise even went crazy at the meeting and scolded the other companies for being petty people who swayed with the wind.
Because the companies of the Business Union led by chairman Rank didn’t support Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, they wouldn’t be able to receive the same treatment from Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Xu Yi directly pointed this out and the three of them couldn’t refute this.
As for chairman Morgan and chairman Vincent who represented the Falcao Chamber of Commerce and the Armani Chamber of Commerce that cooperated on a deeper level than the Sarank Chamber of Commerce, they had even more awkward looks.
Because of this matter from before, their companies had many cooperations with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, so normally they always claimed to be partners when speaking privately to Xu Yi.
However, at this critical moment, these two partners displayed less conviction than the Amrit Chamber of Commerce’s chairman Cruise.
It was better for chairman Morgan. He had a bad relationship with Xu Yi at first and only after the Jole Family and Xu Yi reached an agreement did he start treating Xu Yi better.
The Armani Chamber of Commerce had a deep cooperation with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, even building the production base on the Black Rice Wasteland with the Armit Chamber of Commerce, the Renekton Chamber of Commerce, and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Thinking of how they were cooperating on the Black Rice Wasteland last year, where Xu Yi supported them in various aspects, chairman Vincent couldn’t help feeling ashamed.
But chairman Vincent was a man with decades in the business world, calming down after a minute. He instead used this point to say to Xu Yi, “Chairman Xu, we were indeed wrong in the past, but this matter is over. Don’t we have a good cooperation now? Since we can cooperate in other matters, I believe we can also cooperate on this matter, don’t you think?”
Chairman Rank and chairman Morgan looked at chairman Vincent, thinking that this fellow really could react fast.
But business deals were like this, there were only ever benefits. Friends and enemies meant nothing, deals were made based on the situation.
When the Frestech Chamber of Commerce took the mine from the Falcao Chamber of Commerce, chairman Morgan and Xu Yi were like mortal enemies. After the Jole Family and Xu Yi reached an agreement, their relationship slowly became better.
Moreover, just two months ago, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce opened a non-ferrous mine and a non-ferrous smelting plant in Cramer City with the Falcao Chamber of Commerce. Now when chairman Morgan saw Xu Yi, he would smile more and became more considerate.
Comparatively, chairman Rank treated Xu Yi with the same friendly tone with a bit of politeness. Since they weren’t close and they didn’t hate each other, it didn’t really change.
“Un, I agree with chairman Vincent, but I’m sorry, what I said just now is the truth. It isn’t that I’m not planning on spreading the Magic Car technology, the timing isn’t right.” Xu Yi paused for a bit before deciding to put it more straightforward for them, “If I can be a bit rude, the Magic Car technology is above the level of your magic machine technology right now. Even if I give you the technology, you wouldn’t be able to digest it at all and it would be useless.”
Xu Yi’s words were rather impolite and the other three chairmen couldn’t help knitting their brows.
Chairman Morgan gave a soft snort and asked in a deep voice, “You mean that our companies aren’t qualified?”
“This is a bit much, but…..it’s the truth.” Xu Yi nodded without any courtesy, “In terms of technology, there can’t be any lies. Your companies have obtained the production methods for the Magic Fan, the Magic Kettle, and other magic machines from our company, so I believe you should be clear on this. Although these magic machines seem simple, the technology contained is very deep. Even with the same material and same manufacturing standards, there are still differences in the end product produced.”
The three chairmen were silent, but they couldn’t help nodding.
Xu Yi was completely right. Although the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had released the Magic Fan and the Magic Kettle production method, so now there were many other companies that produced the two in Banta City.
Because the Frestech Chamber of Commerce said they wouldn’t produce the Magic Kettle, there is no difference.
But when it came to the Magic Fan, even within the same technology and standards, the quality and performance of the Magic Fans produced by the other companies were lacking compared to the Frestech Brand.
Although this difference was smaller compared to last summer, it was still quite obvious.
As for this summer, most of the large companies started selling their Magic Fans, but the Frestech Brand took most of the market. The other companies either had to lower their prices or transport them to other cities to sell, avoiding direct competition with the Frestech Brand.
The three chairmen came looking for Xu Yi wasn’t to have him transfer the technology for the Magic Fan. Rather it was because they had some objections to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce only providing Magic Cars to the Fersen Carriage Company.
But they didn’t expect that Xu Yi would expand the topic this far from chairman Rank’s single reminder.
Regarding the issue of technology, because the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had their monopoly, the three of them couldn’t dispute this with Xu Yi at all.
Moreover, from Xu Yi’s tone, it showed that he could transfer the Magic Car technology in the future, which was enough for the three of them.
So the three were silent for a bit before looking at each other and exchanging a look. Chairman Rank gave a cough before revealing a smile, returning to the main goal of looking for Xu Yi.
“Chairman Xu, since you aren’t willing to transfer the technology, of course we can’t force you. But we want to buy the Magic Cars that you produce, this can’t be considered too far, right?” Chairman Rank said.
“I understand your demand for the Magic Cars, but it’s a pity that I can’t help you.” Xu Yi spread his hands and replied in a helpless voice.
“Why?” Chairman Morgan knit his brows, “Could it be that you haven’t decided who you’re planning to sell the Magic Cars to?”
“To be honest, if possible, I want to sell the Magic Cars to as many people as possible, but…..There is an important problem limiting this, which is that our company can’t produce that many units.” Xu Yi said with a bitter smile, “According to our stats last month, we are currently producing two thousand cargo transporting Magic Cars a month and the Fersen Carriage Company only has two hundred medium sized Magic Passenger Cars. It is hard enough to meet the Fersen Carriage Company’s demand, so how could we sell to the public?”
“So, why are you only willing to sell to the Fersen Carriage Company and why are you not willing to divide a bit of that to our companies?” Chairman Morgan directly asked.
“This…...It’s because our company can’t produce enough, so I hope that our limited supply can be used where it is needed the most. As for the other demand, it can only wait.”
“You mean to say…..the Fersen Carriage Company needs these Magic Cars more than us?” Chairman Morgan tightly knit his brows, “Based on what?”
“Because the Fersen Carriage Company is a specialized logistics company and you’re not.” Xu Yi replied in a similar direct manner.
“Logistics company? What is that?” The three were stunned.
Xu Yi smiled and patiently explained the concept of logistics to the three of them, then he roughly explained the logistics network that he had discussed with chairman Pompeii for the Lampuri Kingdom.
“In short, I think that something like logistics is more efficient if we handed it to a company specializing in it. It can save our companies that produce the product a large amount of manpower, effort, and energy which we can use for our core business, so it’s actually a good thing.” Xu Yi said.
“But it doesn’t save money, does it?” Chairman Morgan gave a strong snort, “I don’t believe that the Fersen Carriage Company can make money from this, then wouldn’t we need to pay more?”
“Believe me, letting the Fersen Carriage Company transport your goods is definitely much cheaper.” Xu Yi said with a smile, “Moreover, I didn’t say that we wouldn’t sell Magic Cars in the future. If you’re not satisfied with the Fersen Carriage Company and want to transport goods yourself, you can come and buy some when the time comes. As for now, I’m sorry, but our company can’t provide the products.”
The three chairmen looked at each other a few times before chairman Morgan asked, “Then chairman Xu, when do you think that your company can start selling Magic Cars?”
“Three months.” Xu Yi stretched out three fingers, “In three months, we’ll be able to satisfy the initial needs of the Fersen Carriage Company and then sell the Magic Cars.”
“Good.” Chairman Morgan slapped the table, “I want to make an order now, will you accept it?”
Xu Yi revealed a faint smile, “Of course. Our company’s Magic Cars are to be sold, how can I not take orders?”