Domestic Manufacturing in Today’s Landscape
Following decades of companies offshoring and outsourcing their operations, many businesses have begun to make the move back towards domestic manufacturing.
While offshore manufacturers can help businesses save money, you get what you pay for. Although the initial draw of low startup and operation costs was enough to pull these companies to give offshore manufacturing a chance, these same businesses are now finding that the long shipping times, lack of quality control, and unstable supply chains are not worth the material and labor cost savings.
Brands across all sectors that were once revered as industry legends now suffer from tarnished reputations due to poor-quality offshore manufacturing. Many companies also have to skirt around or defend their choices of operating in countries with disparaging labor laws, further damaging customers’ perception of the brand.
Foreign countries which are commonly selected for outsourcing operations due to their low-cost labor are often subject to experience political instability, which can disrupt manufacturing operations. Changes in government policies, regulations, or political unrest can lead to delays or interruptions in production. Geopolitical tensions between countries can result in further supply chain disruptions in the form of trade disputes, such as tariffs or trade barriers. These disputes can increase the cost of importing goods and materials, especially impacting the profitability of American companies outsourcing to East Asia.
To some this notion serves as a cautionary tale, while to others it is unfortunately their experience. In either case, businesses are now returning to domestic manufacturing to maintain or rebuild a high level of quality product and subsequent customer trust.
With the right equipment and processes, domestic manufacturing can provide businesses with a competitive advantage. By working with a domestic manufacturer that makes products in-house, companies can have more control over costs, lead times, and quality assurance.
Additionally, domestic manufacturing supports the local economy by creating new job opportunities. It also helps in reducing the environmental impact of long-distance shipping and nonethical manufacturing practices.
Why Work with an Onshore Press Company?
The hydraulic press industry is no exception to these offshoring and onshoring trends.
While in some other industries the consequences of poor quality products are relatively harmless to the end user- take apparel and shoes for example- the same cannot be said for press manufacturers, or manufacturers of any heavy machinery for that matter.
From a quality control and safety standpoint, working with a domestic manufacturer of hydraulic presses offers several advantages over one that does its manufacturing offshore:
1. Stringent quality control measures:
Domestic hydraulic press manufacturers often have strict quality control measures in place to ensure that their products meet high standards. Onshore press companies follow industry regulations and standards to ensure the safety and reliability of their equipment. On the other hand, an offshore manufacturer may not adhere to the same level of quality control as a domestic manufacturer, which could result in substandard products that may pose safety risks.
2. Compliance with local regulations:
Domestic manufacturers are familiar with and comply with local regulations and safety standards. They understand the legal requirements and specifications that need to be met to ensure the safety of their products. Offshore manufacturers may not be as well-versed in these regulations, which could lead to non-compliant or unsafe equipment- both of which can incur additional costs in the long run.
3. Access to local expertise:
Domestic manufacturers have a better understanding of the specific needs and requirements of the local market. They have experience working with businesses in the same country and are aware of applicable safety standards and best practices. This local expertise enables domestic press companies to design and manufacture hydraulic presses that are tailored to the specific safety requirements of the country, minimizing the risk of accidents or safety issues.
4. Faster response times:
In case of any quality or safety concerns, working with a domestic manufacturer allows for faster response times and easier communication. If any issues arise, it is easier to reach out to a domestic manufacturer, discuss the problem, and find a solution promptly. This ensures that any safety concerns are addressed in a timely manner, reducing the risk of accidents or equipment failures. This level of service and support can only be experienced when working with a domestic manufacturer, offering a huge advantage over foreign manufacturers who often have to work around time zone differences and language barriers when offering support. Support from a domestic manufacturer is more reliable, timely, and easy to access.
Overall, working with a domestic hydraulic press manufacturer provides companies with greater assurance of quality control and safety due to stringent quality measures, compliance with local regulations, access to local expertise, and faster response times. Investing in domestic manufacturing ensures accuracy and quality, as domestic press companies can provide customized solutions tailored to the needs of any business.
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Beckwood Press: Born & Raised in the USA
Beckwood Press is one such domestic hydraulic press company that is known for its commitment to American manufacturing and custom-engineered solutions. Our press company was founded in 1976 by Charles Becker and has remained true to its American roots throughout its history.
Beckwood Press takes pride in being “Born & Raised in the USA.” What started as a humble fireplace insert manufacturing operation has evolved into the Beckwood Press that we know today through hard work, perseverance, and classic American innovation.
Our hydraulic presses are designed, tested, and engineered for excellence all at our headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. By keeping our manufacturing operations in the United States, Beckwood Press has been able to maintain strict quality control measures and ensure that our products exceed our high standards.
As a domestic manufacturer, Beckwood Press is dedicated to supporting American manufacturing and helping businesses in the country. We understand the unique needs of businesses operating in the United States and provide customized press solutions that are tailored to these specific requirements. Our domestic manufacturing operations allow our customers to enjoy quick shipping times, optimize their manufacturing processes, and improve efficiency and productivity with a safe and reliable press.
By purchasing from Beckwood Press, companies not only benefit from the quality assurance and customized solutions offered by a domestic manufacturer, but also contribute to the support of the local economy and job creation in the United States. We are very committed to remaining true to our American roots and providing high-quality hydraulic presses from our domestic manufacturing headquarters.
Get More Value with a Beckwood Press
Purchasing a hydraulic press from a domestic manufacturer like Beckwood Press offers several benefits, including the following:
1. Control over costs:
By working with a domestic press company, you can have better control over the costs associated with purchasing hydraulic presses. Domestic manufacturers may offer competitive pricing, and you can avoid additional expenses such as import taxes and shipping fees.
2. Reduced lead times:
When you purchase from a domestic hydraulic press company, you can expect shorter lead times compared to ordering from overseas. This means that you can receive your equipment faster and start using it in your manufacturing processes sooner.
3. Quality assurance:
Domestic manufacturers often have strict quality control measures in place to ensure that their products meet high standards. By purchasing from a domestic hydraulic press company, you can have greater confidence in the quality and reliability of the hydraulic press you are buying.
4. Customized solutions:
Domestic hydraulic press companies understand the unique needs of businesses operating in your country. They can provide customized solutions that are tailored to your specific requirements. This means that you can get hydraulic presses that are optimized for your manufacturing processes, resulting in improved efficiency and productivity.
5. Support for the local economy:
By purchasing from a domestic hydraulic press company, you are supporting the local economy and contributing to job creation in your country. This can have a positive impact on your community and help stimulate economic growth.
Hydraulic presses are an essential tool for many manufacturing processes, and American businesses can benefit from investing in a domestic press company to ensure accuracy and quality. Domestic manufacturers like Beckwood Press can provide customized solutions to meet the needs of any business, ensuring the highest quality of products and services.
When it’s time to start thinking about purchasing your company’s next press, remember the benefits of domestic manufacturers like Beckwood Press. Our decades of expertise, commitment to quality, and out-of-the-box engineering are always just a call away- not halfway across the globe.
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