Category Archive: Contract Assembly Services

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.

Assembly Services for the Agricultural Industry

Assembly Services for the Agricultural IndustryPeoria Production Shop has been delivering assembly services for the agricultural industry for more than 80 years, as well as many other industries and applications.  Our highly trained staff, equipment, and facilities allow us to assemble products with quick turn-around time and high-quality end-products. As an ISO9001:2015 certified company, we follow strict quality policies with quality control checks based on customer specifications and our internal quality policy. Our staff is capable of a variety of assembly types such as single and multi-step assemblies, final assembly, packaging after assembly processes and more.

PPS Provides Assembly Services for the Agricultural Industry

Currently, PPS partners with Precision Planting, a leading provider of agricultural technologies, to provide efficient agricultural assembly services. Just like PPS, Precision Planting was founded in Central Illinois! The company provides agricultural technologies to help farmers with practical and effective ag solutions. They optimize existing farmer’s equipment to maximize performance.

Through extensive research and testing, Precision Planting found that existing fingers allowed some flat seeds to escape or get caught on the outer wall. The Precision Planting team switched out various components for new springs, spring attachments, finger covers, finger contours, and chrome coatings for better performance. The improved technologies are built to be consistent with more benefits for the farmer.

PPS assembles variations of Precision Plant’s standard Fingersets for seeding. Per the work instructions, employees will assemble the product using fingers, finger set springs, a cam, and ashtray/finger holder. Once the product is assembled, we use Precision Planting packaging materials to package the finger sets.

Peoria Production Shop partners with Precision Planting to help bring confidence to the agricultural industry.  Our assembly services for the agricultural industry are valuable to farmers during the growing season, especially in the local Midwest. We are able to provide competitive quotes for your contract assembly needs.  Interested in partnering with us? Visit our website to learn more.

Quality Operating Procedure

Quality Operating ProcedureWhat is a Quality Operating Procedure? (QOP)

A quality operating procedure (QOP) is a written document composed of step-by-step instructions used to complete a routine operational task. These procedures help to achieve efficiency, performance, and quality control.

Quality Operating Procedures are important to ensure that production operations are performed consistently to maintain the quality of products and processes.

The purpose of operational procedures is to define systems, assign responsibilities and authorities, and provide instructions for carrying out activities comprising the quality system. Operational procedures explain the what, when, who and how for each activity; identify interfaces for the activity; and instruct who should be informed and how the results of the activity should be recorded.

PPS uses specific coding for our operational procedures such as QOP-SS-NN. QOP stands for Quality Operational Procedure, SS is the section in the quality manual to which the procedure pertains, and NN is the consecutive number of a procedure for the section.

Importance of Quality Operating Procedures

1. Increases Business Productivity

QOPs can be beneficial for companies that produce the same product over a long period of time. PPS has been working with a Fortune 100 manufacturer for over 80 years. The procedures help to increase business productivity.

2.Processes Remain Consistent as the Company Expands

PPS is expanding so QOPs can make the work processes portable. Our new employees at the new location can uphold our reputation by using the same QOPs to replicate the products and services provided at the original location.

3.Reduces Errors

Standardized procedures help guide our employees and reduce the possibility of missed steps that impact the quality of the completed product. A QOP ensures that our customers’ products are created in the same way from start to finish every time, creating consistency with high-quality products.

4. Keeps Processes within the Company

Writing down procedures helps to keep key information with the company. This is beneficial when new employees take over a process and for cross-training of employees. It is important for the company to have a physical copy of all work instructions and procedures with documented alterations and continual improvements noted.

5. Better Time Management

QOPs are a valuable component for a new hire, ultimately reducing training time. As PPS expands, we will be hiring more employees. With specific work instructions, the quality operating procedure details the checks for quality personnel.

As an ISO registered company, we use Quality Operating Procedures to remain consistent when following strict quality guidelines. PPS promises to maintain the quality of our customers’ products. Visit our website to join our quality team.


In-Process Inspection Report


ISO certified companyPeoria Production Shop follows strict quality standards with processes in place to ensure an understanding of the process for high-quality results. As an ISO certified company, you can have confidence in our commitment to meeting your specifications.  We use in-process inspection reports (IPIR) to identify problems as they arise and immediately take corrective action. Our highly trained staff use these reports to streamline the inspection process and ensure work orders are completed accurately.

Prior to the inspection process, the supervisor is responsible for processing the work order and preparing the work station for the operator. During this step, the supervisor will fill out the specific information for the job on the IPIR such as the sales order, part number, quantity of order, package quantity per carton (bag or container), and specific work instructions to be used. The IPIR sheet stays with the product at all times.

After the workstation has been properly set up, the supervisor will inform the quality inspector of the job or new operator. This step can happen at any time of the work day as work orders are completed or operators are shifted around the facility.

The Inspection Process 

  1. Take IPIR Report and random sample of product from operator’s work area
  2. Check a minimum of 5-10 pieces (according to work instruction quality guidelines)
  3. Document findings on IPIR sheet
  4. Communicate those findings with operator
  5. If product is non-conforming, the quality inspector talks to the supervisor. A supervisor must sign off on the IPIR sheet before work can continue.
  6. Quality inspector repeats the process every 30 minutes.

Along with the IPIR sheet, the quality inspector carries a daily report sheet and a work instructions binder to each area that requires inspection. The quality inspector is solely responsible for identifying errors. The supervisor is in charge of correcting any issues with products or processes such as a machine or scale calibration.

The IPIR sheet helps the quality inspector to recognize any patterns. Since the in-process inspection sheet is used for the full duration of the work order, the quality inspector can draw conclusions about an operator’s ability to perform the task or the effectiveness of a machine.

At Peoria Production Shop, we strive to add value to every product we touch. Our quality team follows strict policies and procedures.  If we find that a particular employee is better suited to perform a different task than the one assigned, we place our workers where they excel and perform to the best of their abilities.  This policy has proven to be beneficial to ensure that we provide high-quality products, on-time and with consistency.

At PPS, we use in-process inspection reports and materials to aid in-process inspections  and to ensure finished products meet customer specifications. We promise to do our part and take appropriate action as needed so our customers can succeed. Visit our website to see how we can further your company’s success as a value-added, quality supplier.


Why Subcontract Your Electronics Assembly?

Electronic manufacturing services (EMS) or electronic contract manufacturing services (EMS) are the services offered by companies that manufacture, test, distribute and provide repair services.  These are companies specifically contracted to manufacture electronics and electronic components for the electronic industry. Many companies have moved towards outsourcing manufacturing and electronic assembly to cut costs and downsize.

EMS providers can reduce time-to-market and time-to-volume production for products. By outsourcing assembly work, companies lower operating costs. In result, companies can focus on higher-level product offerings while improving their inventory management.

PPS can take finished electronic components and assemble according to rigorous work instructions and a PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) supplied by the customer. The company’s high functioning employees can use automated tooling and torque tools to ensure the effective amount of attachment of the various components. We can also provide a final test, if so desired and parameters supplied by the customer.

Contracting out electronic assembly is beneficial for the return on investment (ROI) for the life cycle of a product. Subcontracting allows for better pricing rather than keeping the assembly in-house. At Peoria Production Shop, the company focuses on creating jobs rather than profits. PPS strives to build a production full of high-functioning individuals in central Illinois. PPS follows strict quality manufacturing processes that deliver high-quality products based on customer instructions. 

Cost-Effective Electronic Assembly Subcontracting Solution

 By utilizing the resources of Peoria Production Shop, customers are allowed to think strategically to focus on their niche market.  The contract manufacturing company specializes in kitting, assembly, and so much more so OEMs can focus on what they do best. Original manufacturers get the highest return on investment when subcontracting tedious assembly, along with saving costs on labor and resources. Subcontracting electronic assembly allows the OEMS to focus resources where best utilized and meet their earning goals. Contract electronic assembly houses can perform the same work for less money than OEMs attempting assembly in-house, giving manufacturers the most bang for their buck.

Peoria Production Shop has recently begun working with a personal care company for electronic kitting assembly. The employees are assembling four screws on the component and putting all the products in a box with the various attachments in particular order.

With the recent pandemic, more and more users are trying to keep up with their personal care at home. The brand is working hard to keep up with high demand.

Peoria Production Shop has partnered with the personal care company to bring more products to customers at a lower price. The company has requested two million units for Peoria Production Shop to assemble.  While not specifically an electronic assembly process, the use of electronic components has opened new doors for the contract manufacturing company. Simply by contracting out electronic assembly has proved to be beneficial for the original manufacturer and sub-contractors. This partnership brings forth new opportunities for all involved, all while assembling high quality products for a high return on investment.

Peoria Production Shop differs from other contract assembly companies in our mission to provide jobs, not profits.  This gives us a unique advantage over competitors to be responsive on many levels.  Contact us to learn how we can improve your assembled electronic components with high-quality contract electronic assembly.