It’s the small components and parts that keep the wheels of industry turning. British manufacturing has changed over the last few decades. The sector certainly isn’t as big as it once was. Production that doesn’t require specialist machinery and a high skills base is done elsewhere these days. There’s no way to compete with lower costs and wages in other parts of the world. What does remain however is high grade, high skill specialist manufacturing. The UK isn’t just a service economy as some people mistakenly think. High end manufacturing continues to thrive and in order to do it depends on specialist suppliers and partners.
Production processes can be high tech and incredibly complex. However, manufacturers still need the simple things to keep working, like plastic washers for example. These come in a bewildering range of sizes, colours and dimensions. No matter what is required suppliers must be able to come up with the goods.
When it comes to plastic bolts and other parts, sometimes the standard sizes just won’t fit. Suppliers have to go back to the drawing board and come up something designed specifically to order. It’s a challenge, but good suppliers are flexible in their approach. They have the moulding and injection technology available to create bolts and washers to order. It’s a vital service to a whole range of businesses.
Choosing trusted, strategic suppliers matters. A good supplier knows how to manage this whole process through from the initial enquiry, via the production process and on to the final shipment. They appreciate just what a fast and flexible service means to their customers. Knowing where to turn for plastic parts and components designed and manufactured to order might not sound like a big deal, but to manufacturers it’s incredibly important. A company with a good track record and a “can do” attitude makes a difference.