Dongguan China is the engine room of precision manufacturing in south China where located thousands of CNC machine shops. Among all those thousands of machining manufacturers in Dongguan, less than 5% are large manufacturers, 5% are medium-sized, the rest 90% are individual work shop, so which type of manufacturer you should choose to work with? This may be the first question for you as a mechanical engineering designer or strategic buyer.
Generally speaking, large-scaled suppliers will always be the first choice of customers when he or she is buying something. As strategic buyer for precision machined parts, maybe top 3 manufacturers will also be your first choice, but is it really the case in China precision machining industry? Below are 3 reasons why you should work with midsize machine shop in China, instead of a big or small one.
It is a fact that the top 3 precision machine shops in Wanjiang District, Dongguan China have subcontracted most of the foreign orders because of the shortage of production capacity at home. It means that if your parts don’t have a tight tolerancing requirement, big manufacturers will not produce your parts in house.
Generally speaking, big factory and medium sized factory are using the same machines to produce machined parts. It means you are getting at least 30%-50% higher price when you work with large manufacturers with the same quality than a midsize machine shop.
Average delivery time for this industry is 2-4 weeks, but very often you will find you are informed by your big supplier 4-6 weeks delivery time. The reason? They have too many orders on hand. A midsize manufacturer is running faster because of the simple company structure. For example, big manufacturer needs 3-5 days to put your order into production, whereas it only take 1 days in a midsize machine shop like DH Machining. With 5 quality inspectors and a serious of necessary inspection equipment, we are small enough to respond to individual requirements quickly, but large enough to provide a high level of quality control.
How can a midsize machining manufacturer survive competition? The reason is because they are cheaper, faster with the same level quality. A midsize manufacturer will help you tackle tough parts and introduce new machining process. The cooperation and support from manufacturer are extremely important for your innovation project. In a word, you are VIP in a medium manufacturer.
No matter big or midsize manufacturers, don’t forget to test them with small order. We have faith that a midsize supplier will not disappoint you. Contact us today to get a free quote for your next project in 24 hours. DH Machining, a midsize machine shop thinks more of you.