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.

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