Importance of Location When Choosing a Manufacturing Partner
Where you choose to have your product manufactured can have wide ranging implications on your bottom line. There are advantages as well as disadvantages to stateside and “low cost region” manufacturing. Making the right choice requires prioritizing the factors that are most important to your business model. Are you navigating a challenging NPI process that requires access to top engineering talent? Or are you looking to mass produce a mature product with affordable but highly skilled assemblers? Would you benefit more from being in close proximity to your suppliers or to your customers? What is the optimum balance you are looking for between quality, cost, and speed-to-market? These are important considerations, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Every product build is different, and it is important to address the manufacturing requirements that will help facilitate the tough decisions ahead.
Factors Impacted by a CM’s location:
- Proximity to raw materials and suppliers
- Access to top technical talent
- Competitive labor costs
- Experienced workforce
- Lower tax and regulatory burdens
- State-of-the-art production facilities, equipment and processes
- Easy accessibility to major airports and transportation hubs
- Comfort with cultural norms, business practices and language
- More reliable lead times
- Greater ability to easily scale production
- Decreased shipping time
- Fewer import and customs hurdles
- Favorable fiscal policies
- Political stability
- Smaller environmental impacts
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Paramit Corporation, A Tecan Group Company, has more than 30 years’ experience designing and manufacturing instruments. With our zero-defect manufacturing vPoke assembly and locations in Silicon Valley and Malaysia, we are well positioned to address your unique needs.
Silicon Valley – Paramit’s Morgan Hill headquarters is located just a short ride from the Mineta San Jose International Airport. Paramit offers product development through Tecan’s local R&D group and leverages their 300+ Switzerland based team which has deep talent in software development, systems engineering, and V&V testing. Our 150,000 square-foot manufacturing facility includes PCB Assembly, Zero-defect mechanical assembly for complex instrumentation, optical assembly in a Class 1000 cleanroom, and is ISO 13485 certified and FDA/GMP registered.
Penang, Malaysia – Paramit’s award-winning 160,000 square-foot “factory-in-the-forest” is the region’s largest manufacturing facility specializing in medical devices and industrial & automotive products. There you’ll find all the same leading-edge technologies and quality assurances available at Paramit’s U.S. facility, along with an experienced workforce and production standards that are fully compliant with international regulatory requirements.