When it comes to finding the best plastic moulding manufacturer for your products, it’s not enough to send over the specifications and expects a job well done. You need to nurture the relationship with your manufacturer.

The most important thing is that you both understand what is expected and the reality of the situation.  After all, it is not just cost and time that can be influenced by a difficult relationship with your manufacturer — your product quality is at risk, too.

Making sure you fit together

Your priorities should be your manufacturer’s priorities, making for an effortless blend of teams when it comes to creating your product. If your priority is quality, you can’t mess around evaluating manufacturers who are especially focused on bottom-lines and reducing costs all of the time. Your priorities are just that — things that should be at the very front of your mind.

Building trust

Once you have found your perfect manufacturer, the entire process is not going to be successful unless you trust one another. Most good manufacturers will offer to sign an NDA to help ease your mind when it comes to intellectual property. To maintain the trust of your brand, having a trust-worthy manufacturing partner is essential.

Think long-term

Switching manufacturers mid-way through production can cut down on efficiencies. When you are choosing a manufacturer, you need to find a long-term, reliable strategic partner who can support you through any challenges during your journey and can offer assistance when you bring new products to market or make adjustments to the existing components.

Having an established relationship with shared goals will make the set-up of your next product run that much smoother.

Plastic & Chemical Trading together with international partner KraussMaffei Berstorff deliver world-class plastics, injection moulding, and extrusion solutions.