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  • Reedsburg, WI 608-524-4341

    Since 1920, Hankscraft Inc. has been a leader in the contract manufacturing industry, producing dependable and high-quality products for all of our customers. We pride ourselves on our contributions to the industry and being industry experts. From plastics, to metals, to assembly we can manage your entire program.

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  • Rochester, NY 585-254-3661

    Acro Industries Inc. was founded in 1974 and specializes in contract manufacturing, sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, and metal stamping. Throughout the entire process, we work closely with the customer to customize the design to your needs. We will also help with the supply chain management process.

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  • Allenton, WI 262-251-1632

    Maysteel provides complex sheet metal fabrication with a focus on design for manufacturing. Founded in 1936, we combine our extensive engineering experience and market knowledge with an expanding supply chain footprint, allowing us to fabricate products that others can’t. We design, engineer and manufacture custom OEM sheet metal enclosures, kiosks, cabinets and racks. We have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as partnerships in Europe. For more information, visit

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  • Rochester, NY 585-647-3010

    PEKO Precision Products is an innovative twenty-first century contract manufacturer, with a vast set of capabilities and an expansive facility in Rochester, NY. Since PEKO’s founding in 1966 it has been providing crucial specialty manufacturing services to its customers, from sheet metal fabrication to piece part production, all the while investing in new technology and product development.

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  • Des Plaines, IL 847-298-7710

    Need contract manufacturing services for precision metal products? Nu-Way Industries has a solution for you. Our engineers provide the custom design of your product through the manufacturing stage, as well as value-added services. Our services include laser robotic welding, electronic assembly, engineering, project management, complex mechanical assembly, finishing capabilities, and sheet metal forming. Rapid prototyping and tooling available!

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  • Minneapolis, MN 763-572-1500

    Kurt Manufacturing is a producer of a full range of precision gears including helical gears, worm gears, spiral gears, bevel gears and industrial gears. We are also a leader in the manufacturing of close-tolerance, precision-machined parts and products.

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Contract Manufacturers

Contract manufacturers produce specially designed products for another company. Although the buying company does not actually manufacture the product, their name appears on the finished product when it is sold. In this kind of transaction, the second company is referred to as the OEM, or original equipment manufacturer.

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Advantages to Working With Contract Manufacturers

Contract manufacturers are often used when an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) needs assistance with their manufacturing process. This is a practice often called outsourcing. Outsourcing can be beneficial for both companies involved. The outsourced firm can be a company in the same country as the OEM, but oftentimes it is a foreign company.

Sometimes the OEM is not a manufacturing company or does not physically make the product being outsourced. By purchasing the product from contract manufacturers, the OEM saves money on engineering, infrastructure and assembly costs. In recent years, the global economy has seen more and more OEMs looking to foreign contract manufacturers to manufacture their products.

Process of Working With Contract Manufacturing

Although many people think of outsourcing as the process of buying products from a company outside of the country, contract manufacturing actually includes any transaction where an OEM has its product manufactured by another company.

Examples of companies that might outsource are:

These industries utilize contract manufacturing to produce devices that are needed on a daily basis. A few types of contract manufacturing are CNC machining, complex assembly, grinding and aluminum die casting.

Benefits to Contract Manufacturing

Contract manufacturing has many benefits. The amount of money saved is tremendous because the hiring company does not need to pay for a facility or the equipment. They also are not in charge of training, managing and paying a labor force. Many companies look to less developed countries for their inexpensive labor costs.

Another benefit is the contract, often lasting between three and five years. This guarantees steady work and revenue for the hired company. Contract manufacturers have many specialized skills that the hiring company does not possess and are likely to already have business relationships with suppliers, production efficiencies that include quality control and quality assurance processes.

The final benefit of contract manufacturing is the ability of both companies to focus on their core competencies. Contract manufacturing has its disadvantages as well. As soon as the OEM signs the contract it loses control over the manufacturing and quality of the product. This is why it is important to have a good relationship with the other company in the contract. Another disadvantage is the potential of losing your intellectual property because you are allowing others to see your formulas and technologies. Another risk of outsourcing, especially to foreign manufacturers, is the difference of time, language and cultures as well as long lead times.

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