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Contract Manufacturing and Secondary Production Services

Contract Manufacturing

In the fast-paced landscape of modern business, companies often seek ways to optimize their operations, streamline production, and enhance their overall efficiency. One approach that has gained considerable attention is contract manufacturing. This strategic collaboration allows businesses to outsource certain production processes to specialized experts, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. 

It is beneficial for manufacturers of all sizes across many industries to understand the many benefits contract manufacturing can provide.

Understanding Contract Manufacturing

Contract manufacturing, also known as outsourcing, is a business strategy wherein a company partners with an external manufacturer to produce specific components or complete products. This collaboration can encompass various industries, from electronics and pharmaceuticals to consumer goods. The primary aim is to leverage the expertise and resources of the contract manufacturer to achieve cost savings, operational efficiency, and improved product quality.

Companies that opt for contract manufacturing can benefit from reduced capital investment, as they do not need to own and maintain necessary automated machinery themselves, such as auto-bagging, wrapping, and packaging equipment. They also do not have to dedicate floor space to secondary processes such as kitting and assembly. Additionally, this approach allows businesses to respond quickly to market demands and fluctuations, as the contract manufacturer can often adjust production volumes as needed.

Peoria Production Solutions: A Beacon of Excellence in Secondary Production

One standout player in the realm of contract manufacturing and secondary production services is Peoria Production Solutions. With a proven track record in kitting, assembly, and contract packaging, Peoria Production Solutions is a trusted partner for businesses seeking to optimize their production processes and enhance their product offerings.

Our secondary production services encompass a wide range of solutions designed to meet the unique needs of each client. From intricate assembly tasks to comprehensive kitting services, Peoria Production Solutions boasts a team of skilled professionals who meticulously handle every step of the process. Our dedication to quality and precision ensures that products are assembled, packaged, and kitted to perfection.

Unveiling Peoria Production Solutions’ Expertise

Peoria Production Solutions offers an array of contract manufacturing and secondary production services to cater to diverse industries. Our contract assembly services cover everything from simple components to intricate products, all executed with a commitment to excellence. Our team’s attention to detail ensures that every piece is assembled accurately and meets the highest quality standards.

Peoria Production Solutions’ contract packaging services provide clients with a comprehensive solution for product packaging. Whether it’s retail-ready packaging or custom solutions, our expertise ensures that products are presented in a visually appealing and functional manner.

Elevate Your Production with Peoria Production Solutions

The world of contract manufacturing opens up exciting possibilities for businesses aiming to enhance their efficiency and market presence. Peoria Production Solutions shines as a beacon of excellence in the field, offering comprehensive secondary production services that span contract packaging, kitting and assembly, wrapping, palletizing, and more. Our commitment to quality, combined with vast industry expertise, makes us a valuable partner for companies striving to achieve operational excellence and deliver top-tier products to their customers.

Are you ready to optimize your production processes and unlock new levels of efficiency? Discover the full spectrum of secondary production services offered by Peoria Production Solutions and witness firsthand how our expertise can elevate your business in today’s competitive market. Contact us today to explore the possibilities of seamless collaboration with contract manufacturing experts. 


PPE Supplemental Manufacturing: Ensuring Quality and Efficiency

PPE Supplemental Manufacturing

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has become an indispensable resource for frontline workers and individuals alike. The surge in demand for PPE has highlighted the need for supplemental manufacturing and efficient supply chain management. Manufacturers and suppliers of PPE recognize the critical importance of kitting and packaging solutions to meet manufacturing and delivery demand.

The Significance of PPE Manufacturing

The rapid spread of COVID-19 led to a shortage of PPE worldwide, emphasizing the importance of having a robust manufacturing ecosystem. PPE manufacturers play a critical role in ensuring an uninterrupted supply of high-quality protective gear for healthcare professionals, essential workers, and the general public.

AHRMM-Approved U.S. PPE Manufacturers

The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) has compiled a list of AHRMM-approved U.S. PPE manufacturers. This resource provides an extensive directory of reliable manufacturers, ensuring that healthcare facilities can source PPE from trusted suppliers. The list serves as a valuable reference for organizations seeking to establish secure supply chains.

Manufacturing PPE: A Quick Guide to Production

It is critical to adhere to international quality standards and regulations during the production of PPE to ensure the effectiveness and safety of all equipment. PPE manufacturers need a well-defined production plan including sourcing of raw materials, establishing production lines, high-quality packaging, secondary packaging, and rigorous quality control measures. Partnering with an ISO9001:2015 registered secondary packaging provider helps manufacturers meet their production and delivery goals.

Tips for Manufacturing Quality-Compliant PPE

The European Pharmaceutical Review provides three essential tips for manufacturing quality-compliant PPE. First, it emphasizes the importance of selecting the right materials that meet safety and performance standards. Second, it is crucial to adopt a robust quality control system throughout the manufacturing process. Finally, the implementation of continuous improvement processes is crucial for enhancing the quality and efficiency of PPE production.

Peoria Production Solutions: Kitting and Packaging Solutions

Peoria Production Solutions, PPS, is a leading provider of packaging, secondary packaging, kitting and assembly services. With our expertise in supply chain management and PPE secondary packaging, we play a vital role in the production and distribution of PPE. Our kitting and packaging solutions offer several advantages, including:

  • Streamlined Assembly: PPS ensures efficient assembly of PPE by providing customized kitting services. We provide high-quality secondary packaging of components required for specific PPE products, streamlining the production process and reducing assembly time.
  • Quality Assurance: Quality control is paramount in PPE manufacturing. Peoria Production Solutions maintains strict quality control measures throughout the kitting and assembly and secondary packaging processes, ensuring that each kit meets the required standards. Our FDA-certified clean room provides a clean and safe environment for many healthcare packaging requirements.
  • Scalability and Flexibility: PPS has the capability to scale our operations according to the demand. We offer flexible kitting and packaging solutions that can be customized to the specific needs of PPE manufacturers, ensuring a seamless supply chain.
  • Time and Cost Efficiency: By outsourcing kitting, assembly, and secondary packaging of PPE to Peoria Production Solutions, manufacturers can save valuable time and resources. Our expertise in supply chain management and streamlined processes result in cost savings and faster time to market.

The manufacturing of PPE plays a vital role in meeting the unprecedented demand for protective equipment. Ensuring the production of high-quality, compliant PPE requires adherence to international standards and the implementation of robust quality control measures.

Peoria Production Solutions’ kitting and secondary packaging services offer an efficient and reliable approach to assembling PPE, enabling manufacturers to meet demand effectively. As the world continues to battle the effects of the global pandemic, the importance of supplemental manufacturing and streamlined supply chains cannot be overstated. Contact us today for kitting, assembly, and secondary packaging of PPE production solutions.

PPS Partners with Pointcore to Make Face Masks

Peoria Production Solutions recently partnered with PointCore, another Peoria, Illinois based company with a high reputation for providing expertise and management of nonclinical healthcare services. PointCore identifies areas of growth and helps businesses to operate smarter and more efficiently. PointCore provides value across all aspects of nonclinical healthcare operations to add value across healthcare systems that improve operational efficiencies, workforce performance, and patient outcomes.

PointCore works exclusively in healthcare, helping healthcare providers with decades of experience managing nonclinical areas for clinics and hospitals of all sizes. Peoria Production Solutions is proud to expand our operations to join PointCore in their mission to help healthcare systems that are facing increasing pressure regarding supply availability, cost, and operational effectiveness and efficiencies.

Innovation through Strategic Partnership

PointCore initially reached out to PPS about this opportunity to see if we would be willing to partner with them which would entail building a clean room and installing a three ply mask machine. They knew we had the capacity, labor, and resources to add value to their domestic supply chain. Through this strategic partnership, we have had great success in meeting our goals and fulfilling the vision of improving PPE mask production for the healthcare industry.

Peoria Production Solutions shares PointCore’s efforts to solve supply chain issues in PPE manufacturing. PPS has expanded our operations to include machinery and mask making equipment to manufacture PPE face masks including ear loop masks, surgical masks and N95 masks, in our FDA-certified clean room.

We manufacture, inspect, and package PPE face masks with ample room in our state-of-the-art, modern facility with a team of skilled and dedicated staff. Through this strategic partnership, USA made PPE face masks will help PointCore partners to gain better control of their supply chain.

PPS: Driven by a Mission to Positively Impact our Community

PPS is a manufacturing company based in Peoria, IL, that provides employment, training, and encouragement to people with all disabilities. One of our goals is for our employees to achieve financial and social independence in an environment that is respectful, encouraging, and safe. Jointly, Pointcore and PPS achieve both of our missions of transforming healthcare and positively impacting the communities in which we serve.

80+ Years of Creating Jobs and Helping our Customers

Since 1941, Peoria Production Solutions has been driven by our mission of creating jobs for people with disabilities. The company was founded to help patients recovering from tuberculosis to find employment, and today we have grown into a fully self-sustaining not-for-profit company providing a wide range of production and contract packaging solutions.

We invest in our employees through training, encouragement, and provide a family-like atmosphere where our staff enjoys coming to work and is committed to a job well done, in every aspect of their employment.
We recruit and invest in a wonderful team of people that gain experience and master running precise, automated equipment. Our team is committed to a job well done and total customer satisfaction, following strict quality policies as part of our ISO9001:2015 registration. We provide leadership and encouragement with top-down management involvement, where every employee shares in the goal of high-quality, efficient, and productive work.

PPS offers a host of production and packaging solutions, including mask production and healthcare packaging. We offer kitting, assembly and secondary packaging solutions for OEM and private label products including fascial assembly and manufacturing and secondary packaging of many healthcare products. Contact us to learn more about this innovative partnership and our face mask production capabilities.

Advantages and Disadvantages to Contract Assembly

This article was published on May 18, 2021 and updated on February 14, 2023

Many types of companies have a need to assemble their products, whether a manufacturer that requires the assembly of components for further manufacturing processes or a retailer that must assemble products to make themselves ready for display. Companies that require product assembly must either perform these services in-house or outsource to a contract assembly provider. Outsourcing can be very beneficial to companies, although they should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of contract assembly.

Advantages of Contract Assembly

Companies that utilize the services of a contract assembly provider can realize many benefits that can improve productivity and increase profitability. Some of the ways in which companies realize advantages with contract assembly include increased internal capacity, which allows the company to focus on their niche manufacturing market, budget control, improved quality and delivery, and insight from an experienced assembly provider.

Increased internal capacity – companies that require assembly of products must dedicate floor space and labor to perform in the assembly process. By outsourcing this process to an assembly provider, companies free up internal resources with increased capacity.
Savings on labor and benefits – by outsourcing contract assembly, companies do not need to hire and train individuals to perform these processes, which saves on labor expenses as well as benefits and continual training with employee turnover.
More resources to focus on niche production – freeing up floorspace and labor by outsourcing assembly allows a company to focus on its niche manufacturing market or products.
Increased productivity – companies that receive assembled products on time can improve their own productivity by producing more products internally and increasing sales revenue.
Improved profitability – with a reputable contract assembly provider, companies can increase productivity and profitability with budget control and assurances of receiving quality products on time.
Improved quality and delivery – companies that are having a hard time meeting in-house assembly demands can improve their delivery by receiving assembled products on time. Working with an experienced assembly provider can improve quality when working with a quality-minded assembly house, particularly one that is certified to ISO9001:2015 and practices quality policies.
Insight gained from experienced assembly providers – experienced assembly providers can offer insight into the most efficient assembly methods and offer suggestions to manufacturers to improve the quality and delivery of assembled products.

These are some of the advantages of working with an experienced and quality-focused contract assembly provider.

Disadvantages of Contract Assembly

Companies seeking the services of a contract assembly provider should ensure that this provider has the experience and ask to see their quality policies and performance, including customer satisfaction and on-time delivery history. When working with an experienced, quality provider, there are not many disadvantages of contract assembly. Some issues that could arise with an inexperienced provider may include communication errors, less control over the entire project, intellectual property risks, and quality and delivery issues.

Communication errors – outsourcing to a third party could create communication errors if either party does not clearly relay assembly or quality requirements or issues that may arise. Make sure your assembly provider is responsive to your needs and specifications.

Less control over the entire project – using the services of a contract assembly provider means trusting the provider and having less control in-house over the process. Working with an assembly provider that has a track record of delivering quality assembled products can ease any concerns over losing complete control of a project. Make sure that a work process is developed with quality checks as required to meet your specifications, including any critical dimension checks and quality audit requirements.

Intellectual property risks – companies that must assemble proprietary products or government projects must ensure the safety of intellectual property. A trustworthy and reliable assembly provider will sign nondisclosure agreements and ensure the protection of intellectual property.

Peoria Production Solutions, PPS, is a reliable and quality-focused contract assembly provider with more than 80 years of experience. We provide clear communication, work processes, and quality checks that align with our ISO9001:2015 certification and internal quality processes. You can have confidence in our experience, quality procedures, and highly trained staff to deliver contract assembly products on time and to your specifications.

PPS Contract Assembly Capabilities

Contract Assembly
This article was previously published on May 26, 2021 and updated on 2/8/2023

Contract assembly is a quickly growing industry that is allowing companies to best manage the rapidly changing landscape of labor shortages and supply chain issues. Companies that are having a hard time finding workers to fulfill assembly processes are finding that using the services of a contract assembly provider fills this gap and provides many additional benefits.

Peoria Production Solutions, PPS, has been providing contract assembly for various types of businesses and products for more than 80 years, offering decades of experience with many types of assembly needs.

Contract Assembly Services for Many Markets and Products

Many types of companies benefit from using contract assembly services, such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), retailers, and various industrial businesses. Peoria Production Solutions offers a wide range of assembly services, including basic assembly of two or more components and multi-step assembly procedures. We provide electrical and mechanical assembly, kit assembly, assembly of point-of-purchase (POP) displays, and many other types of assembly.

We offer the capacity, resources, and staff to complete your assembly needs on time and with the highest quality standards.

ISO9001:2015 Contract Assembly Provider

We follow a strict quality policy as part of our ISO9001:2015 certification, with a staff dedicated to meticulous attention to detail and total customer satisfaction. Our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system provides complete product traceability with lot number control, and full accountability of all customer-supplied material. Our staff is provided with specific work instructions, trained and cross-trained on automated assembly equipment, and dedicated to the highest level of quality standards.

We practice Value Stream Mapping (VSM) exercises to ensure the most efficient operations and elimination of any bottlenecks in the process. With a large, state-of-the-art facility, including 17 shipping and receiving docks, we offer the capacity to set up dedicated assembly stations to maintain the highest quality standards and integrity for each assembly process.

Benefits of Outsourcing Contract Assembly To PPS

Contract assembly services by Peoria Production Solutions provide many benefits to companies of all sizes. Some of the most important benefits realized when outsourcing contract assembly to PPS include:

  • High-Quality Assembly – we follow strict quality policies and provide ongoing training with top-down management involvement.
  • On-Time Delivery – PPS improves dock-to-stock time for many companies with quick turnaround of simple or complex assembly requirements.
  • Cost-Efficient Assembly – PPS has been a not-for-profit company for more than 80 years and is proud to remain a fully self-sustaining organization. As our focus is on providing jobs instead of profits, we are in a unique position to provide cost-saving benefits over other contract assembly companies.
  • Provides solutions for labor shortages – companies can rely on our quality and delivery and not worry about filling gaps in labor shortages for assembly requirements.
  • FDA clean room – we offer an FDA-certified clean room, which allows us to expand assembly services for companies in the food and beverage industry. PPS provides assembly services such as packaging drinks into six-pack units with clean room capability.
  • Reduced overhead, and increased capacity – by outsourcing contract assembly services, companies can focus on their niche market or manufacturing capabilities without dedicating capacity and labor to assembly. This allows businesses to grow with a valued assembly provider alleviating the burden of in-house assembly processes.

Outsourcing assembly services to PPS provides these benefits and many others, allowing companies to rely on our quality assembly services so they can focus on revenue-generating activities.

Peoria Production Solutions has been a leading contract assembly provider for 80 years, offering extensive experience and market expertise in many industries and applications. We provide high-quality assembly with a dedicated staff committed to excellence in total customer satisfaction. Contact us with any questions and to learn more about our contract assembly capabilities.

What is Contract Assembly in Manufacturing?

Contract Assembly in Manufacturing

This article was originally published on March 30, 2021 but updated on 1/12/2023

Contract assembly in manufacturing provides many benefits to manufacturers of all sizes, whether small companies producing niche market products or large OEMs manufacturing consumer electronics or automobiles. Regardless of the market or products manufactured, all business managers seek the most cost-efficient production method that maintains a high level of quality.

Types of Assembly in Manufacturing

Many manufacturing processes require the assembly of various components or partial units for further final assembly into a larger unit or to prepare products for sale. Contract assembly providers help manufacturers to meet production goals by assembling a variety of products to return to their production line when and where assembled components are required. Manufacturers that outsource assembly and subassembly processes can reap big benefits by not performing these tedious tasks in-house.

Contract assembly in manufacturing is often beneficial as production companies can focus on their niche manufacturing market rather than devoting staff and space to assembling products. Contract assemblers perform tasks such as small parts assembly of housings or electromechanical switches used in automotive processes that must be assembled prior to insertion into a larger component. Assembly can be performed manually by hand or with the assistance of automated technology.

Experienced small-part contract assemblers provide assembly and subassembly in manufacturing to help manufacturers achieve the most efficient production rates to produce final, assembled products.

Contract Assembly in Manufacturing

Contract assembly operates in a niche market for the manufacturing industry. These companies work on a project-to-project basis. Outsourcing assembly work to a contract assembly house can be a profitable opportunity for manufacturers, allowing them to keep their own production and labor costs down while farming out work that an assembly house can do quicker and with a higher level of quality and expertise, as that is their niche.

Contract assembly services add value to OEMs through efficient and cost-effective assembly and kitting services.

Building Long-Term Customer Relationships

OEMs that establish long-term relationships with contract assembly houses stand to gain the most benefit. Peoria Production Solutions is an experienced contract assembly provider and acts as an extension of your team with high-quality assembly services provided with consistent quality. We offer continual support for current and new projects, always ready to evaluate the best solution to provide the most cost-effective assembly work possible.

We practice value stream mapping exercises to ensure the most efficient operations and conduct continual improvement exercises, passing cost savings onto our customers. Long-term relationships benefit both the OEM and contract assembly house, a valuable part of major supply chains.

Contract Assembly for Caterpillar

Peoria Production Solutions has been providing solutions to Caterpillar, Inc. for more than 80 years, since 1941. The Fortune 100 construction machinery and mobile equipment industry leader has come to rely on our quick and high-quality service for a wide variety of contract operations. We provide reliable secondary operations such as contract assembly, kitting, packaging, palletizing, sewing, and more.

Peoria Production Solutions has been providing valuable contract assembly services for more than 80 years. We are dedicated to a high level of quality as part of our ISO9001:2015 certification and a commitment to excellence. Contact us for all your contract assembly in manufacturing needs.

What Should I Ask Before OutSourcing Assembly Work?

OutSourcing Assembly WorkManufacturers of all sizes including some of the largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the country face challenges every day to optimize their process with the most cost-efficient solutions while maintaining a high level of quality. One area where manufacturers can realize both of these benefits is by outsourcing assembly and subassembly services. When done correctly with the right assembly provider, manufacturers achieve both goals of cost savings coupled with high quality.

Choosing Optimized Outsourced Assembly and Subassembly Services

OEMs that do their research when production planning most often realize that outsourcing secondary processes such as assembly and subassembly provides benefits that far outweigh keeping these processes in-house. By outsourcing the secondary processes, manufacturers can optimize their own resources such as capacity and labor to focus on their niche market.  Procurement teams seeking the best outsourced assembly services should make sure that they are getting maximum value to optimize their process.

Asking the right questions of your contract assembly service company will help to ensure that you meet all objectives with the greatest value.

In addition to learning basic information about the company such as the company’s size, capacity, resources and experience, the following questions will help to provide necessary information to choose the best partner for your assembly process:

1. How will the company’s resources be allocated to your operations?

Be sure that your contract assembly provider has the capacity and resources to meet your production needs.  This includes space for dedicated assembly lines and personnel with the knowledge and training to meet any specific assembly requirements.

2.Does the assembly provider offer value added services?

Value added services include specialized packaging after assembly, wrapping, palletizing, and shipping. An experienced assembly provider will offer additional services to be your one-stop production solutions partner.

3.Is the company registered to quality or environmental certifications?

If your manufacturing process requires strict quality control, working with an ISO9001:2015 registered provider helps to meet your own quality requirements and provides peace of mind to have confidence in your vendor.

4.Can they provide quality metrics? 

An ISO9001:2015 registered supplier should be able to easily provide quality metrics including internal scrap and returned goods. These are key indicators of quality processes and should be tracked and reported regularly. 

5.What is their on-time delivery rate? 

Quality minded companies also track delivery performance with reliable contract assembly companies meeting close to 100% on-time delivery in relation to customer order releases.

6.Does the provider practice continual improvement methodology? 

Any production company whether manufacturing or providing secondary services should practice continual improvement in all processes. This includes a robust training program as well as capital investments.

7.What is the pricing structure and how does it compare to in-house costs? 

Be sure you understand all of the costs involved to make an informed comparison to conducting secondary production services in-house. Manufacturers must take into account the space and labor required to perform in-house assembly services in addition to any specialized materials or equipment. 

PPS Provides Value-Added Assembly Services 

Peoria Production Solutions, PPS, offers more than 80 years of experience in providing secondary production services such as assembly, subassembly, kitting, sewing, packing, wrapping, packaging, and more. We are registered to ISO9001:2015, following strict quality policies and continually investing in our staff through training and development. We utilize automated equipment and many processes and offer the capacity and resources to meet production and delivery demands.

PPS is a leading contract assembly company located conveniently in the Midwest, providing high quality secondary production solutions. We practice lean processes and value stream mapping (VSM) to eliminate bottlenecks with cost-efficient solutions. Contact us to learn more about improving your production and assembly demands with our experienced contract assembly team.


What’s the Difference Between Assembly & Sub-Assembly?

Assembly is the process of assembling more than one item, putting together a set of pieces to create a different item. Assembly can be done in several different ways; workers can manually connect two parts together to make an assembled component, and then of course there is the assembly line where several parts are continually connected to also create an assembled item, product, or component. Various terms describe this process such as assembly, sub-assembly, or light assembly.

Manufacturers Regularly Require Assembly Services

Manufacturers often produce parts that require assembly of some sort, and they must choose the best way to accomplish this process.  They can either perform assembly processes within their own manufacturing facility, or they can outsource these services to an experienced contract assembly provider. Manufacturers who choose to work with an experienced assembly provider often realize many benefits from companies that provide skilled technicians experienced in using automated assembly equipment. This also allows manufacturers to focus on their niche market to spur growth and increase revenue.

Contract Assembly Houses Provide All Types of Assembly Services

Some companies focus only on assembling products and help manufacturers by taking all required components and assembling them correctly and efficiently. Contract assembly houses can provide all types of assembly services whether taking two products to create one final, finished product, or taking multiple components to create one larger component that still must be assembled or connected to a larger part. This would be the most notable difference between assembly and subassembly.

Assembly vs. Subassembly

A finished product’s Bill of Materials, often referred to as the BOM, includes everything that is required to produce a final, finished product. Manufacturers create a BOM to include all components and quantities required to produce that particular part such as: raw materials, required labor, press time, additional manufacturing processes, packaging, any needed rework, assembly or subassembly processes, and any other unique materials or labor needed to produce the finished product.

Some finished products require assembly, or subassemblies that may consist of other subassemblies. This leaves some manufacturers wondering, what is the difference between assembly and subassembly? According to, a subassembly is defined as a standard subassembly of components that can be readily put into, or pulled out of another unit or circuit. For example, a subassembly of parts that creates an internal combustion engine is part of a much larger assembly such as an automobile. In even simpler terms, when creating a bicycle, for example, the wheel structures would be a subassembly that are attached to the final bike chassis.

Subassemblies exist for even smaller items in a wide array of industries and applications. The benefit of subassemblies is that they add value when manufacturers receive an assembled component that is ready to install in their next application. 

How to Outsource Assembly and Subassembly for Maximum Benefit

Manufacturers that require any type of assembly process should diligently research and evaluate all costs associated with performing the services in-house or outsourcing to an experienced assembly contractor. Typically, these processes require capacity to set up dedicated assembly lines and training of personnel to ensure accuracy and high quality. Manufacturers can realize cost savings in many areas including freeing up their own facility space and personnel as well as receiving high-quality assembled components.

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) should consider several factors to ensure they choose the best assembly or subassembly provider for their products. Some of the most important considerations include:

  • Capacity – be sure that your assembly provider has the capacity to set up dedicated assembly processes for your components to ensure full accountability and accuracy of all components received.
  • Capability – your assembly provider should have proven capabilities in assembling similar components with skilled staff and required equipment.
  • Cost – the cost of outsourcing assembly goes beyond what a contract assembler will charge for providing the process and returning your assembled components. Manufacturers must also fully understand and evaluate in-house assembly or subassembly costs.
  • Value-added services – experienced assembly providers deliver value added services such as packaging, palletizing, and shipping to customer specification.

PPS Provides Assembly and Subassembly Solutions


Peoria Production Solutions, PPS, is an experienced contract assembly provider with more than 80 years of experience. We offer the capacity, capability, competitive pricing, and value added services to improve your production process with high quality and cost-efficient savings.


PPS is an industry-leading contract assembly, kitting, and packaging company providing solutions that improve your manufacturing or production process. We offer the unique ability to focus on jobs, not profits, as a fully sustainable not-for-profit organization. Contact us to learn more about our high-quality, cost-efficient, and experienced assembly and subassembly services.


Increasing Revenue Through Outsourced Kitting & Assembly


Outsourced Kitting & AssemblyKitting and assembly has taken on a whole new meaning in recent years with the increase of e-commerce, online ordering, and subscription boxes. Many small businesses are realizing that kitting products together, grouping similar products to meet consumer demand, increases customer satisfaction, thus increases sales.

How to keep up with this ever-changing consumer demand is often the question of retailers and e-commerce companies, and how to do it profitably is the key to business success, growth, and continuation.

Types of Kitting and Assembly Processes 

Kitting is the process of grouping together similar items that are combined to make a new SKU. Kitting is a service that takes different products and puts them together in whatever packaging is dictated by the retailer for things like sample kits and bundles. Kitting is becoming very popular across many industries in everything from hardware, cosmetics, clothing, personal care items, food, and beverage products and more.

Kitting can be done in a couple of different ways.  Many companies now offer subscription boxes where customers can pick and choose the items they want to arrive regularly. Other companies conduct market research to determine which products to bundle together or let consumer demand and convenience drive their kitting process, such as offering a shaving kit in addition to just a razor or shaving cream sold separately on the shelf.

Kitting and assembly, or bundles, are put together after much thought, consideration and planning based on customer or consumer analysis.

Challenges with Assembly and Kitting 

Product assembly and kitting is often one of the most challenging processes for retailers or e-commerce companies. For manufacturers that focus on niche products, taking time and space in their facility to provide assembly and kitting takes away from what they do best. Assembling and kitting is normally not the main focus of most companies, which is why utilizing the services of a contract assembling or kitting company is often well worth it and can actually increase revenue.

Many companies simply attempt to perform assembly and kitting in-house because they are unaware of the many benefits of outsourcing to a contract assembling company. They might think it is too expensive or too much of a hassle to ship their products off-site for assembly and return shipping. Speaking with an experienced contract assembly company can shed new light on the many benefits of outsourcing assembly and kitting.

The biggest problem that companies run into with assembly and kitting is bottlenecks in packaging and shipping. Time is money and anything that delays shipping is revenue lost. Using company capacity and resources, including labor, to perform assembly and packaging processes not related to your niche revenue stream may not be the best solution for company growth and sustainability.

Partner with Contract Assembly Companies to Increase Revenue 

Partnering with an experienced contract assembly and kitting company can provide many benefits that allow you to meet customer demand, provide customer satisfaction and improve your own company profitability. Peoria Production Solutions, PPS, has been providing contract assembly and kitting services for more than 80 years to some of the largest companies in the nation. We follow a strict quality policy as part of our ISO9001:2015 registration, practice Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and cross training of employees to eliminate any bottlenecks and ensure the most efficient process.

PPS offers the resources, the staff, a large modern facility, and decades of experience in providing quality and cost-efficient assembly and kitting of various products.  Contact us to see how we can increase your revenue with cost-efficient assembly and kitting that meets your production schedule and your budget.