Thinking about bringing your PCB assembly and electronics manufacturing closer to home? Worried about what your company will do if another pandemic like the Coronavirus (COVID-19) breaks out again? Many OEMs are beginning to understand the benefits of domestic manufacturing and are shifting their supply chain to be closer to home base. This re-shoring trend is driven by the fact that the once cheap labor and shipping costs that enticed companies to outsource their manufacturing overseas in the first place are beginning to fade. Recent economic changes, both home and abroad, are proving that it can often be more cost-effective to manufacture domestically. PCB manufacturers in the USA also offer benefits that overseas manufacturers can’t beat.
Benefits of Being Made in the USA
Faster shipping & lower cost – In this day in age, speed is the name of the game. The faster you can get your products into production, into the hands of your customer, and start making profits, the higher the chance you will be able to fight off competition in your industry. With domestic manufacturing, the distance your PCBAs need to travel is greatly reduced and they won’t be held up and further delayed in customs. A shipment that would generally take weeks to arrive from China can get into your hands in a matter of days. In addition to improved time to market, shipping costs are also significantly lower. Fuel costs, tariffs, logistics and overhead to manage all of that is often an overlooked cost while outsourcing overseas.
Improved Partnership and Customer Service – Your product may be complex or require last minute adjustments. Working in different time zones and having language barriers often results in miscommunication, delays, or scrapped parts. Not being able to respond quickly can result in significant additional costs and production times. When dealing with PCB manufacturers in the USA, your emails and calls get a response right away. You are also talking directly to the company, not a middleman. This means you are connected with someone who understands your needs and is in a position to run to the floor and implement an immediate change. Vinatronic also has an open door policy for its customers so our customers jump in and take a hands on approach to their assembly needs as well.
Latest technology and standards – Domestic PCB assembly service providers are held to high labor and workmanship standards. IPC and ISO trainings are all around and as a result, you are guaranteed a quality product that will meet your demands whether that be Class 2, 3 or otherwise. Our facilities and equipment are state-of-the-art and are constantly being analyzed for areas of improvement, meaning lower production costs for you.
Support the US economy and Small Businesses – Manufacturing domestic means you can help provide jobs and stability for fellow Americans. Studies have also shown that consumers are willing to pay more for a product if it is manufactured in the United States. When you choose a USA PCB manufacturer, you can proudly add a “Made in the USA” label to your product. Don’t be surprised if sales increase as a result!
Intellectual Property Risks – Sending your designs to overseas means risking the theft of your product design and losing sales to counterfeit products.
Vinatronic: Our company has over 25 years of experience as an American Electronics Manufacturer. Overseas manufacturing may seem to have many cost saving perks at first glance, but there are many hidden costs and risks. Trust your product with us and we’ll make sure you save money and improve your supply chain goals.