Welcome back to the NCA blog where we bring you the latest developments from our company and offer insights from our experienced teams. In today’s blog we examine a topic which is often discussed amongst suppliers and clients – that of an OEM.
What Is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)?
An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) can be defined as a company whose goods are used as components in the products of another company, which then sells the finished item to users. Traditionally speaking, an OEM will produce parts for business to business commerce. Often the parts purchased from an OEM will be more expensive than those purchased from another company who can reproduce the same components.
In recent months, NCA Ltd have seen an increase in businesses turning to our suite of services (including acrylic engineering, plastic machining and our CNC Routing services) when looking for replacement parts. OEMs in the industries in which we operate are usually based in Germany or Europe and, with Brexit and an increase in custom delays, are making it increasingly difficult for UK businesses to acquire the parts and components needed for their businesses.
Why choose NCA for your replacement parts and engineering needs?
As an engineering firm that holds ISO 9001:2015 NCA Ltd meet the international standard and our company’s management system conforms to the requirements specified in the standard. This means that as a company abide by the rules of the standard to create efficiencies by aligning and streamlining processes throughout our company, the objective of which include: bringing down costs, creating new opportunities, meeting regulatory requirements, and helping our team to expand into new markets in which clients demand ISO 9001 certification.
What does this mean for the end users?
Changing supply can be an intimidating task with many factors to consider. At NCA Ltd our experience and knowledge of our work enables our team to support any company (both large and small) to make the switch from one supplier to ourselves. As such, we are able to effectively and efficiently create parts and components that conform both to the highest regulatory standards to ensure the smooth and seamless integration into your business. For more information and to discuss your requirements with a dedicated member of our team, contact NCA Ltd on 01928 790209 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.