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
Huron Automatic Screw Company Supports Automotive Innovation

Huron Automatic Screw Company Supports Automotive Innovation

Automotive aftermarket suppliers play an important part in propelling the performance and safety standards of the industry forward to meet ever increasing standards.

Recently, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) shared his appreciation for the ongoing innovation that is driven by automotive aftermarket suppliers. He expressed the importance aftermarket suppliers bring to the automotive industry and promoted the ways in which they affect performance, efficiency, and safety features within the automotive industry.

Custom Aftermarket Components Drive Innovation

Aftermarket suppliers have long held an important place in the automotive industry because of their role in providing individualized components. Ongoing efforts are being made by both automotive manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers to propel the safety standards and performance standards of vehicles forward. Additionally, aftermarket automotive suppliers also provide an important role in the service, repair, and maintenance of over 250 million cars that are still on the road today thanks to improved performance features that give vehicles a longer life-span.

At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we are also committed to propelling the safety and performance of our clients’ products forward. Customers can count on us to provide the highest quality craftsmanship and reliability. Whether a client needs to buy one individual component or place a large order, we guarantee each piece will be of the highest quality.

Source the Best with Huron Automatic Screw Company

To achieve this, we use premium materials and rely on the expertise of our highly-trained team to manufacture the highest quality fasteners from prototype to production to meet the unique application needs of our clients. Whether you are looking for an engine component that can withstand extreme temperatures or a fastener that must work under extreme pressure, our team had the experience necessary to create dependable products that meet each client’s specific needs. Examples of some of our custom products include double end studs, wheel studs and specialty bolts made from carbon, alloy, stainless steel, aluminum, and other high temperature alloy materials.

At Huron Automatic Screw Company, our strong track record of delivering high-quality reliable automotive aftermarket components gives customers peace of mind knowing they can depend on our fasteners to withstand extreme conditions.   We pride ourselves in adhering to rigorous standards and investing in leading edge technology to create exceptional custom products.

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
Huron Automatic Screw Company Shares Positive Outlook for Aftermarket Growth

Huron Automatic Screw Company Shares Positive Outlook for Aftermarket Growth

Steady sales rate increases continue in 2015 and suggest an optimistic outlook for the growth of the aftermarket industry. 

2015 has posted record profits for fleets, OEMs, and suppliers thanks to recent economy growth. According to a recent article posted by the Heavy Duty Manufacturer’s Association (HDMA), sales have been strong and suppliers are optimistic about the future. The success comes on the tails of consistent growth trends that are now in their sixth year. The aftermarket industry appears to be continually improving at a slow and steady pace.

Slow and Steady Growth 

One of the biggest factors of the aftermarket sales growth is the steady pace at which the market has improved. HDMA reports that in the past the market has had periods of growth and decline which made it difficult for manufacturers to build consistent growth. However, the current upward trend has provided a longer period of growth which has made a significant impact on the success and profitability of suppliers within the manufacturing industry. Additionally, the increase in aftermarket safety and performance components has helped drive the market and keeps manufacturers optimistic about the future.

A Legacy of Growth and Innovation

This is great news for our customers at Huron Automatic Screw Company. They can be confident that we will continue to stay up to date with evolving market trends and continue to adhere to every increasing safety and performance standards. We have enjoyed steady growth as a company throughout our eighty-year history thanks to the expertise and commitment of our team and the long-lasting relationships we have nurtured with our customers. We plan to continue to grow into the future by implementing the most innovative processes, maintaining precise product quality standards, and consistently delivering products on time.

Building Success Together

Best of all, as a supplier to the heavy-duty trucking manufacturing industry, our team is excited about the growth because it translates into sustained success for our customers and our stakeholders as well. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we serve premier fastener distributors and component manufacturers within the automotive aftermarket industry. These clients depend on the quality of our products to keep their business running successfully as well. Consequently, increased demand for aftermarket products results in additional growth and expansion opportunities for our customers and our company and further strengthens the industry as a whole.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 80 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
Ensure the Highest Quality Aftermarket Products with Huron Automatic Screw Company

Ensure the Highest Quality Aftermarket Products with Huron Automatic Screw Company

Customers should be aware of the dangers of counterfeit products in the aftermarket industry and learn ways to avoid being scammed.

The Heavy Duty Truck Aftermarket industry is growing and innovating in many exciting ways. However, along with the growth and modern advances there comes a responsibility to be mindful of safety and quality control issues as the number of counterfeit parts increase in the market. 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 if purchased from 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.

The Problem with Counterfeit Products

One of the reasons counterfeit products are able to infiltrate the industry so easily is because of the internet. Online sales of deeply discounted parts attract buyers looking for the best deals despite quality or authenticity concerns. These illegal parts are 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.

How to Protect Yourself from Counterfeit Products

As a consumer of aftermarket products, there are many ways you can protect yourself by avoiding counterfeit products. Here are a few suggestions for avoiding fake products:

  • Check for accurate brand markings on all products you purchase
  • Build a strong relationships with your suppliers by researching the company and staying in contact with your brand representatives
  • Be wary of prices that seem too good to be true…they probably are!
  • Source high quality products directly from domestic manufacturers

Guarantee Top Quality with Huron Automatic Screw Company

By purchasing aftermarket supplies from a reputable domestic manufacturer, consumers can be confident that products they are purchasing meet the highest standards. 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.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 80 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.  Leading fastener distributors and component manufactures from around the world rely on the quality of our U.S. made fasteners such as double end studs, wheel studs and specialty bolts made from carbon, alloy, stainless, aluminum and high temperature materials. 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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