What is Manufacturing?
Manufacturing encompasses the process of turning raw materials into a finished product, with broad capabilities providing products to nearly every industry. Consumer products cover a wide range of items from razors, to tools, household items and more. Some companies manufacture consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets and computers, while large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) manufacture automobiles, airplanes, large construction equipment and more. Manufacturing is the backbone of industry, providing a solution to deliver products from ideas to fruition, through product and process development.
What is Assembly?
Assembly encompasses combining components or partial units into an assembled product, either for further final assembly or consumer sale. Some small parts contract assemblers will provide processes to connect specified components that may need to be delivered back to the OEM for further assembly or installation into a final product. Assembly complements many manufacturing processes in which individual components or parts are assembled in a sequential manner to achieve a final assembled product, per customer specifications.
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 Shop acts as an extension of your team with high-quality assembly work provided with reliable consistency. 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 conduct continual improvement exercises and practice value stream mapping exercises to ensure the most efficient operations, 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 Shop has been providing solutions to Caterpillar, Inc. for more than 30 years, since the 1980s. 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 Shop 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 needs.