Take back control of your business – Ask questions about your production tooling options.
There are many reasons that drive companies to examine new resources for mold production. Perhaps it is a disruption in, or inconsistent service from a foreign manufacturer. Maybe the level of customer service (foreign or domestic) has declined. Or perhaps rate hikes are in excess of 25%. Or maybe the vendor keeps increasing production minimums to retain a tool in the shop.
Classic Molding wants the opportunity to help return you to a more stable manufacturing environment, so you can focus on what’s important – your business. You have a choice where you run and store your production tool. Even if your tool was built overseas, you may be surprised to learn, you can run it domestically in the United States for similar pricing. Partnering with a U.S. molding house has many benefits, but most important among them is control.
In the event you find yourself having to make the decision whether or not to transfer a tool from one manufacturing house to another, review these simple tips to ensure you’re choosing the right partner.
EQUIPMENT AND ADAPTABILITY
PRESS SIZE AND SECONDARY EQUIPMENT
EXPERIENCE & CAPABILITIES
TOOL STORAGE & PRODUCTION INVENTORY
Why Use a Domestic Manufacturer?
- Domestic partners allow you to quickly address quality issues, with a quick visit to the plant to see the part running. Also, tool modifications can be made quickly in their in-house tool shop
- Domestic partners are price competitive when running production volumes under two-million pieces
- Import duties and other tariffs are expensive and require a lot of paperwork
- Freight costs are lower, when shipped domestically
- Delivery timelines are quick, and can be sent overnight if required
- Oftentimes foreign guarantees aren’t the same as the in the U.S.
- Customer service representatives are available during business hours and able to resolve issues quickly because they are located at the plant
- Domestic houses know U.S. standards and can quickly provide all certifications or quality testing documents when asked