An Introduction to Contract Manufacturing for Mechanical and Electrical Assemblies

Contract manufacturing is a type of business agreement in which one company (the contracting company) outsources some or all of its manufacturing operations to another company (the contract manufacturer). The contract manufacturer makes the parts or products to the specifications provided by the contracting company, which then uses them to create complete product assemblies or distributes them under its own brand.

This type of manufacturing relationship is highly beneficial to the contracting company. They can focus on other aspects of their business (e.g., marketing, sales, and distribution) without worry about investing time, money, and resources into building and running a production facility. Additionally, the contract manufacturer can give them access to industry experts or sourcing networks that help improve the quality of the components and/or reduce production costs.

Contract manufacturing can be used to make a variety of parts and products. For example, the experts at Partec provide contract manufacturing services for mechanical and electrical assemblies. Below, we highlight the types of contract assembly services available at Partec, Inc. and the industries that rely on them.

Contract Assembly Services at Partec

Partec, Inc. has provided industry-leading contract manufacturing services for mechanical and electrical assemblies for over 30 years. Our assembly capabilities include:

  • Cable and wire harness assembly. Our team can assemble a cable or wire harness for nearly any application. We can handle cables and wires ranging from 24 AWG to 4/0 AWG and turn them into single-wire or multi-wire assemblies in production quantities of ten pieces to over 1,000,000 pieces.
  • Electromechanical assembly. We offer electromechanical assembly services for a variety of components and devices, including, but not limited to, actuators, batteries, fans, fasteners, fittings, fuses, AC/DC motors, power supplies, relays, switches, and transformers. Whether you need cable and wire harness assemblies, control panel assemblies, or full box build/kit assemblies, we can meet your electromechanical needs. We also provide a range of engineering support services, such as manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, controls engineering, and program management.
  • Hand assembly. Our hand assembly services are ideal for assembly operations that require superior dexterity, agility, and decision-making capabilities. They enable us to handle small and delicate pieces, match customized items, and assemble highly complex and varied kits that would be otherwise impossible using automated assembly equipment. Our ISO 9001 certified quality management program helps ensure all of our hand-assembled parts and products meet high quality standards, regardless of customer size or production volume.

Industries Where Contract Manufacturing Makes Sense

Companies in a wide range of industries turn to contract manufacturing to produce their parts and products. Some of the industries that regularly utilize the contract assembly services at Partec include:

  • Amusement and gaming
  • Consumer goods
  • Electronics
  • Hardware
  • Industrial machinery
  • Telecommunications
  • Transformers

Contact the Experts at Partec for Your Contract Assembly Needs

For quality mechanical and electrical assemblies, turn to the experts at Partec! Our extensive manufacturing experience, combined with our state-of-the-art assembly facility and vast range of assembly capabilities, enables us to produce the assemblies you need while saving you time and money. To learn more about our contract assembly capabilities, contact us today. To partner with us on your next project, request a quote.

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