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
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
High-Performance Components from Huron Automatic Screw Company

High-Performance Components from Huron Automatic Screw Company

Component suppliers and distributors within the automotive industry can rely on Huron Automatic Screw Company to manufacture innovative components designed to withstand extreme temperature and pressure conditions.  

Often, innovative technology relies on innovative components that are able to perform within a unique or extreme environment. For example, many new engines are now operating and higher and higher temperatures that require components to withstand extreme temperatures or compression. Because of the high-performance requirements of these machines, they require fasteners and components that can withstand high temperatures for a long period of time. Huron Automatic Screw Company works with partners in the performance automotive industry to improve the quality and performance of precision machined products and manufacture custom fasteners that can withstand these extreme conditions.

Designed for High Temperature Conditions

It is critical for components to perform reliably under extreme conditions to prevent leaks at critical joints or to reliably connect different engine components. These fasteners must be able to withstand extreme temperatures and pressure and require an extremely high level of production quality. Otherwise, the vehicle will not perform reliably or efficiently and may pose an eventual safety threat.

At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we are dedicated to providing the highest-quality materials that manufacturers can depend on time and again. We specialize in the creation of specialty fasteners including those used in high temperature or high pressure applications. We offer unique processes and materials that will enable products to perform at a higher level and withstand extreme conditions over a longer period of time. These include:

  • Heat treating
  • Coating
  • High Temperature Alloys

Clients who are looking for a reliable company to provide reliable custom manufacturing services for their next project should contact Huron Automatic Screw Company. We understand the nuances of fastener manufacturing and pride ourselves on precision, excellence, and innovation.   Our team has a rich history of developing custom fasteners to meet clients’ specific needs that perform under the most extreme conditions and offer long-term reliable durability and performance. We work with clients to manufacture everything from single custom orders, prototype projects, low-volume orders, and ongoing supplier / distributor orders. To learn more about our services and innovative manufacturing capabilities contact Huron Automatic Screw Company today.

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
Innovative Components are the Key to Advanced Engineering Developments

Innovative Components are the Key to Advanced Engineering Developments

Huron Automatic Screw Company supports ongoing innovations within a diverse array of industries in the United States by developing high-quality components essential to new products and processes.

Ongoing engineering innovations drive the technology of our day. As a society, we have come to expect our tools, machines, and way of life to improve with time. We are not disappointed. With every passing day, new methods, processes, materials, and tools are developed that drive technology and new developments. At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we are also dedicated to continual improvement and we recognize the efforts and tools that make this process possible.

Components Enable Innovation

Think about it. Even the most advanced products depend on the precision performance and reliability of their components. Whether you are considering the newest sport performance automobiles, heavy-duty trucking engines, military vehicles, marine engines, pump systems and more – a collection of screws, nuts, bolts, studs, and other individual components is what holds it all together and enables the design to function properly.

As a premier manufacturer of custom fasteners, Huron Automatic Screw Company is dedicated to providing components of the highest quality and reliability. Engineers, developers, and designers have relied on our expert team for over 80 years to bring their prototypes through to production. In general, our tradition of quality, adherence to rigorous standards, and investment in leading edge technology has enabled us to sustainably support growth and industry advancements as we continue to improve our processes on an on-going basis. This provides us with confidence and a competitive edge in the precision machined manufacturing market.

Source the Best Materials

The threaded fasteners and machined parts Huron Automatic Screw Company makes for component manufacturers, fastener distributors and original equipment manufacturers are used in a wide variety of component parts including axles, suspensions, steering components, medical equipment, powertrains, engines, transmissions, and pumps. We use the best materials and rely on the expertise of our highly-trained team to develop the highest quality fasteners to meet the unique application needs of our clients. Whether you are looking for a fastener that can withstand extreme temperatures, pressure, or use, our team has the experience necessary to work closely with customers to develop products that meet these diverse needs. In this way, we are proud to support a culture of ongoing innovation and to be an integral part of moving technology and potential forward within a diverse array of industries in the United States.

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.

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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