If you’re looking for an OEM solution, it can be hard to know where to turn. As you evaluate potential partners, there is a lot to consider: the capabilities you’re looking for, how to factor in experience and what type of expertise is important.
Here are some things you should keep in mind as you choose your OEM partner.
Choosing a simple commodity parts supplier isn’t enough. Look for an OEM partner that provides complex, custom products and solutions. Your OEM manufacturer should have multiple resources at their disposal to meet your needs.
Their capabilities should:
- Provide sourcing capabilities to ensure that the materials meet your needs
- Utilize cutting edge technology
- Include custom tooling capabilities
- Incorporate quality assurance throughout the process
Consideration Two: Engineering Expertise
A partner with OEM engineering expertise will keep your project moving and provide a level of know-how not typically found at many OEM manufacturers. For example, a team with engineering experience should reduce new product development barriers by solving potential problems, minimizing risk and maximizing savings. Engineering expertise also assures the design, fit and function perform as expected.
A strong OEM engineering partner can help define requirements, even if you’re not sure where to start. This is especially important if you need to develop aftermarket products that should “just work,” without additional customization.
At PST Group, we understand the importance OEM design and engineering bring to a project. Among our staff members, we have 200+ years of engineering and manufacturing experience. We also develop new, custom components with unique pitches and leads using exotic metals. Our team doesn’t just pluck a product off the shelf. For example, we’ve worked with many clients to develop custom ball screws and custom tooling components.
When clients come to us with a framework, we get them to the finish line to meet their needs and solve their problems. Our engineers can also design, modify or change an existing design to meet specific requirements.
Consideration Three: Experience
Entering into an OEM partnership with a manufacturer because they provide the cheapest price might seem like a good idea. However, a partner with experience will benefit you in the long run. Look for a partner with global capability – integrating and implementing technological solutions as well.
At PST Group, we’re well-versed in rich experiences, having designed and manufactured OEM solutions for clients in a variety of industries, including:
- General Industry
Throughout our partnership, we collaborate with our customers to develop solutions for problems. For example, we’ve worked with Honeywell to develop custom ball screws for various products.
Putting it All Together
If you’re looking for a partner with rich OEM manufacturing experience, the PST Group can help. We provide engineering consultations as well as custom manufacturing solutions to get your project from the drawing board to the manufacturing floor. Contact PST Group to get started.