How to Approach Purchasing Aftermarket Components

How to Approach Purchasing Aftermarket Components

Here are a few things to consider when purchasing aftermarket components to make sure that you are getting the best value possible.

Sourcing aftermarket parts is a great way to save money on components that would generally cost more if purchased from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). However, choosing your aftermarket supplier is not something that should be taken lightly. There are many things to consider that, in the end, could affect the quality and reliability of the product and satisfaction with the overall purchasing experience. Huron Automatic Screw Company is here to help with some information and things to consider when choosing your aftermarket supplier.

Quality Varies

One of the most common problems with aftermarket components is that they differ in quality. Considering that aftermarket means the part is a re-creation of the original manufacturer’s model, it’s important to ask your aftermarket supplier about the quality of their product. Oftentimes, an aftermarket part will be made with different material. It’s also important to consider that parts distributed from the OEM have spent years undergoing extensive testing and real-life applications to develop a strong reputation for quality, while the analytics of an aftermarket piece can be uncertain. Just because an aftermarket supplier claims their product will fit doesn’t mean that the part will function as well as the original.

Don’t Sacrifice Service

Make sure that the aftermarket supplier you choose has a reputation for good service, especially if you intend on building a longstanding relationship with this supplier. Does the company make themselves easily accessible to discuss the specific needs for each component or project order? Do they only offer a list of products to select from with little to no additional information or collaboration options? If you are in need of parts that have specific needs, like the ability to withstand extreme pressures or temperatures, it’s important to clarify every detail with someone from the company. In many cases, making the slightest mistake on a customized part can result in potentially dangerous repercussions.

Compare Aftermarket Supplier with OEM

The beauty of purchasing components from an OEM is the relief of knowing that the quality will meet the standard. However, there are many aftermarket components that offer equal or better quality than the original. This is another instance where research plays a big role. Sourcing directly from the OEM supplier provides additional value due to the direct line from manufacturer to product, but there may be a better deal out there. Then again, companies like Huron Automatic Screw Company is a trusted supplier to several OEMs, offering the option of manufacturing custom products and aftermarket components to meet OEM specifications.

If you are in need of a trustworthy supplier of custom components, Huron Automatic Screw Company is a reputable supplier for the aftermarket industry. We offer exceptional service, quality, and reliability, and are dedicated to sourcing parts that provide the best value.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Huron Automatic Screw Company Offers Exceptional Quality

Huron Automatic Screw Company Offers Exceptional Quality

Huron Automatic Screw Company manufactures aftermarket components customers can rely on for quality, reliability, safety, and value.

The heavy duty truck aftermarket industry continues to grow and innovate every year. This translates into a greater need for reliable aftermarket components. Consequently, more companies are searching for a reliable way to source custom aftermarket components in order to build a better product. While you can always find an inexpensive deal online, you can’t always ensure those products will deliver the quality and safety drivers and engineers rely on. Company buyers have a responsibility to be mindful of the safety and quality control issues that accompany components sourced from overseas.

A Growing Industry Concern

According to a recent report from the Brand Protection Council of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturer’s Association, counterfeiting is becoming a significant problem for the global motor vehicle parts industry. The Federal Trade Commission and World Customers Organization in Interpol estimate that counterfeit trade costs the industry nearly $3 billion dollars a year in the United States. However, this is not a domestic issue alone: the global expense of counterfeit parts reaches nearly $12 billion dollars. Because of this, manufacturers are encouraging customers to be conscientious of what they purchase and who they purchase products from.   Unless a part is purchased directly from the manufacturer or an authorized brand dealer, buyers cannot always trust that a part is genuine even if it appears to be legitimate due to packaging and appearance.

Counterfeit and low-quality products are able to infiltrate the industry easily thanks to the internet. Online marketing that promises a lower price fails to reveal the reasons why. These illegal parts can be sold at prices nearly fifty to sixty percent below standard costs but are not built to the same quality and safety standards as legitimate brand name products and consequently, they pose a significant risk to those who purchase and use counterfeit parts.

In addition to being unsafe or low quality, counterfeit products are highly illegal because they infringe on trademark protections by posing or packaging products under a popular brand name. Customers believe they are getting products of a higher quality than they actually are, and counterfeiters are stealing the intellectual property and hard-earned work of other companies.

Guarantee Quality with Huron Automatic Screw Company

Buyers should do the research necessary to make sure they are purchasing aftermarket supplies from a reputable supplier. Ways to do this are to source domestic manufacturers and to thoroughly research each company’s product quality history and customer service reputation. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we pride ourselves in adhering to rigorous standards and investing in leading edge technology to create products that are of exceptional quality and reliability. We manufacture custom and precision products for many distributors and suppliers nationwide and can guarantee our products are of the highest quality and value.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Avoid Confusion by Sourcing Components Directly from the Manufacturer

Avoid Confusion by Sourcing Components Directly from the Manufacturer

Engineers and technicians can rely on original manufacturers like Huron Automatic Screw Company to deliver reliable assistance in selecting the right part for every repair or aftermarket project.

When it comes to sourcing aftermarket parts for a fleet, companies have more options now than ever before. However, the sheer availability of aftermarket parts can make it difficult to discern who the original manufacturer is of each component. Private label brands, name brands, off-brand generic parts, and even counterfeit products can all look alike, making it difficult to ensure you have the exact component you need. Distributors often sell the same parts in different packaging and even packaging for the same brand can vary depending on the market or distributor it is intended for. This can make it confusing for teams who want to make sure they are using the best part for their vehicle. Low quality parts are not guaranteed to deliver the same reliability or functionality which can affect performance and longevity.

How to Ensure You Have the Best Part

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) recommends that companies consult the manufacturer’s field sales support team to determine how to select the right part for each application. Distributors and dealers can also provide helpful support when it comes time to determine which product is best and how to obtain genuine parts.

Overall, the best way to ensure you are purchasing the best part for the project is to consult the original manufacturer.   They will have a more thorough understanding of the product beyond its part number or packaging. They built the component and understand what makes each one unique and which ones are best suited for your needs. For example, Huron Automatic Screw Company manufactures precision components and works directly with buyers to ensure each piece is manufactured to the exact specifications including specialized treatments for unique application requirements. By sourcing components directly from Huron Automatic Screw Company, users can ensure they are getting the right product for their needs. Customers can rely on Huron Automatic Screw Company to deliver the exact parts they need for a great value and to provide exceptional customer service. This is because the team at Huron Automatic Screw Company is dedicated to developing solid long-term relationships with their clients so they can provide in-depth service that goes beyond basic order processing.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Unifies Industry with the 2017 Theme

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Unifies Industry with the 2017 Theme

The theme for the 2017 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week has been released and brings together members from across the aftermarket industry.

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association has announced the theme for this the 2017 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW).   The theme is “Developing Diverse Solutions” and focuses on the benefits of collaborative problem solving within the aftermarket industry. It was developed to bring together all members of the industry including distributors, suppliers, and fleet programs and celebrates the value each member brings to the community.

HDAW Comes to Vegas Next January

The aftermarket industry is constantly evolving and HDMA is proud to partner with other distinguished industry associations to support ongoing innovation and collaboration by providing industry workshops, conferences, and shows. The 2017 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is one such example. Held January 23-26th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, it will provide members of the aftermarket industry the opportunity to meet, mingle, and discuss current issues together. The week offers education programs, product expos, networking, and social activities and one-on-one meetings in which suppliers and distributors can connect directly with buyers and end-users. Over 2,300 members attended the 2016 conference, and the 2017 conference is expected to be just as popular.

Huron Automatic Screw Company is a Proud HDMA Participant

Huron Automatic Screw Company celebrated last year’s Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW16) and made it a priority to attend the conference and event of the week to review recent industry updates and future market changes. Huron Automatic Screw Company is a proud member of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and is proud to support ongoing education and collaboration within the aftermarket industry. We believe improvement is a cooperative effort and are dedicated to staying abreast of the latest updates and process improvements. Our team of experts enjoys continued training and education related to their job functions so technicians can be confident they are providing the highest level of service for every customer.

Committed to Growth through Innovation

We understand that our success grows out of a strong commitment to continued improvement. As Huron Automatic Screw Company continues to grow, we recognize and honor the ongoing need to improve our processes. Today’s modern industry demands perpetual innovation and customers expect increasing levels of service and reliability. To stay at the forefront of the manufacturing market, we are committed to continually analyzing our processes and products, making appropriate adjustments, and continuing to implement new technology and industry practices.

We look forward to attending HDAW 2017 and encourage clients to follow updates on our involvement as the date approaches.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Three Big Factors to Consider when Purchasing Aftermarket Components

Three Big Factors to Consider when Purchasing Aftermarket Components

Keep these basic concepts in mind when searching for reliable aftermarket products.

When it comes to sourcing aftermarket parts, there are many different factors to consider. From original parts to will-fit components, there are many differences not only in quality, but also in the overall service and purchase experience. Here are a few tips to consider when sourcing parts for a repair or special application project:

  1. Not all parts are the same. There are many different suppliers and aftermarket manufacturers in the world now and companies have convenient access to many options worldwide. However, just because a part says it will fit the OEM’s original requirements it does not mean it will provide the same reliability, safety, and performance. OEM components have been tested and tried for years before they hit the market and have developed a strong reputation for quality during years of real-life application. Just because a company says their product will fit, does not mean it will function as well. When it comes to sourcing quality, it is essential that companies purchase from the original manufacturer or a supplier to the original manufacturer.
  2. Service adds essential value. It is important to consider what kind of service you will receive from a supplier when ordering parts. Do you have access to someone to discuss your specific needs for each component or project order? Or do you just have a list of product to select from and no additional information or collaboration options. This may not seem like a big deal at first, but when you have a situation where you need a custom product or have a question or special situation you are dealing with, the service you receive will make all the difference.
  3. Who is the original supplier? Not every aftermarket component needs to be purchased directly from the OEM. In fact, many components are available that are as good or better than the original. Do some research. Sometimes, parts can be sourced directly from the OEM supplier – which provides additional value because you are able to work directly with the company that actually manufactured the product.   For example, Huron Automatic Screw Company is a trusted supplier to many different OEMs and can provide custom products and aftermarket components that will meet OEM specifications.

Huron Automatic Screw Company proudly manufactures custom components and is a reputable supplier for the aftermarket industry. If you are looking for replacement parts or custom fasteners and components, you can trust the team at Huron Automatic Screw Company to provide exceptional service and to help you source the correct part that will provide the best performance and reliability.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
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