As a global parts supplier specializing in imports for more than 35 years, Con-Tech’s strong relationships with global suppliers and manufacturers and our logistics expertise allow us to master the recent changes in American tariff regulations. Let’s break these down and address how we tackle some of the most important issues include sourcing, pricing, transportation, customs and quality control.
Learning to navigate another country’s language, customs, and business methodology can be daunting. Many manufacturing companies in the United States are smaller, often family-owned and don’t have the resources to hire personnel specifically to source the goods and materials they need. According to the National Association of Manufacturers 2015 data, there were 251,774 firms in the manufacturing sector, with all but 3,813 firms considered to be small. Our experienced staff have all traveled to many of our partner factories and developed strong working relationships with companies we can recommend to our customers.
Finding a fair price that both the manufacturer and the supplier can agree upon takes trust, experience, and a hyper awareness of the market. Con-Tech’s sales personnel have years of negotiating with overseas companies, resulting in a great reputation and built-in trust. We constantly watch and evaluate our markets to determine how to price products and materials.
Transportation changes across the globe continue, with strikes, new legislation and new processes presenting consistent challenges. Con-Tech uses its long-established contacts and works diligently to find solutions to these challenges and manage freight forwarding from beginning to end.
As a proud supporter of the GSP Coalition, Con-Tech monitors changes in legislation that might affect trade, taxes and duties, all of which are important factors in navigating Customs. Our team has the experience and skills which are necessary to negotiate rates and provide savings that we can pass onto our customers.
Providing specs and samples, and prototype evaluations is critical to customer success at Con-Tech. We ensure our customers are satisfied with their products before moving forward with an order. Our long-standing relationships with manufacturers make us confident in supplying quality items that many of customers buy over and over again. They trust Con-Tech to provide quality.
William Oberhelman, Con-Tech Vice President of Precision Components, describes how we leverage our expertise by sourcing high quality products and ensuring an uninterrupted supply chain. We are the most reliable partner for overseas manufacturing and parts suppliers since we understand all of the domestic and global challenges and their implications.