Usually there are customers asking, are you manufacturer or trade company. How many workers your have, how big is your factory, etc. Those questions they are asking they pay more attentions to suppliers instead of on their own needs.
Is this a wrong thing to do, of course it is not.
But Quake will lead you to pay more of your attention to your own needs and your goal. And find the one who can help you the best. No matter the supplier is a manufacturer or a trading company it actually affects you very little. This is the supplier's own thing. As long as the supplier can give you what you need why spend your valueable time to care about he/she is a manufacturer or factory? Every company exists in the market with his/her own advantage just enjoy their advantage.
Quake is caring how and what we can do to help you to realize your own goal.