Deco Products is proud to be the largest stand alone zinc die casting company in North America. The last 12 months have demonstrated the many flaws with overseas manufacturing, and the benefits of American manufacturing.
Supply Chain Disruptions and Delivery Cost
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, many of the manufactured goods from the two leading global manufacturing countries were not able to make it to the United States because of manufacturing and logistical supply chain disruptions. Alternatively, Deco Products, as an essential manufacturer, was able to continue with manufacturing and shipments through 2020.
After parts are manufactured, overseas shipping can be very unpredictable and costly. The last year stress due to importing parts and provides layers of uncertainty, where as USA logistics are much simpler and reliable.
American companies who purchase parts made by American manufacturing companies have significantly lower shipping costs. Freight shipments from China and India via sea freight and air freight have significantly higher costs (before tariffs). Lead-times are also excessive, anywhere from 30-90+ days. Domestic shipments are much quicker, taking anywhere from 1-5 days, and cost much less because of the shorter shipping distance and proven carriers.
Shorter Lead Times and American Customer Service
American manufacturing can save time on production and shipping, meaning that you can increase your chances for customer satisfaction. Another benefit of shorter lead times is that companies do not need to keep large storages of inventory on hand, which also carries a large cost.
Purchasing American manufactured parts means American customer service. With American customer service there is usually much less of a disconnect because time zones and understanding of regional issues are similar. Often there is also a language barrier where misunderstandings can occur.
Environmentally Friendly and Community Focused
American manufacturing is often times community and environmentally focused on similar issues as your company. Purchasing parts made by local manufacturers keeps money in the local communities through employee payroll, income taxes, and donations. By purchasing from American manufacturing companies, the focus remains local. Local companies have a stake in local environmental concern and adhere to good environmental practices and sustainability. Zinc die casting is one of the most sustainable die casting practices because of zinc’s low melting temperature in manufacturing and zinc’s ability to be 100% recyclable. For more information on all the advantages of zinc die casting, check out our zinc advantages page.
Deco Products has been a reliable “Made in USA” zinc die cast manufacturer since 1960. Deco Products provides exceptional service and quality products for a multitude of industries. A few services Deco Products provides are custom precision engineered zinc die-casting, powder coating, assembly, CNC Machining, and DFM-Part Design. Deco has been a stable and reliable supplier to the industry and continuously strives for being the best value for its key partner/customers.
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